Program Coordinator: Brian Leo, MD
Duration: 4 weeks
Availability: Year round
No. of Students: 1


Completion of all core clerkships. Open to senior medical students.


To provide the student with a basic introduction to the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal system disorders.


The medical student is instructed in the examination, diagnosis and initial management of patients with musculoskeletal injury and disease. Teaching settings include the clinic for orthopedics and podiatry; as well as the Cleveland Clinic Hospital operating suite and inpatient wards. Areas of exposure can be modified according to the students’ interests and may include general orthopedics, adult reconstruction, sports medicine, foot surgery, emergency trauma, etc.

The student is expected to attend conferences supplementing their rotation, such as Cleveland Clinic Florida Grand Rounds and Clinical Conferences. Night call is optional.


Evaluations will be distributed by the MSE department to the preceptor at the end of the rotation.