Akron General


4 weeks

Number of students



Nicholas DiNicola
Program Director Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
224 W. Exchange Street, Suite 430
Akron OH 44307

Teaching faculty

  • Carol Armstrong, MD.
  • Keegan Conry, MD.
  • Nicholas Dinicola, MD.
  • Andrew Esterle, MD.
  • Samantha Figas, DPM.
  • Jordan P Grossman, DPM, FACFAS.
  • Jacob Hoffman, MD.
  • Patrick Kane, MD.
  • Anthony T Kantaras, MD.
  • Lauren Kishman, DPM.
  • William Kurtz, MD.
  • William D Lanzinger, MD.
  • Steven B. Lippitt, MD.
  • Michael Makowski, MD.
  • Timothy Marks, MD.
  • John L Pinkowski, MD.
  • Gordon Preston, DO.
  • Heather Preston, DO.
  • Nicolas Satariano, MD.
  • Jonathon Streit, MD.
  • Gregory A. Vrabec, MD.
  • Paul Wilkie, MD.
  • Jeffrey Yang, MD.



  • To understand the basic structure and function of the musculoskeletal system.
  • To gain an understanding of the specialty of orthopaedic surgery.
  • To acquire a basic understanding of the information gathering process of the detailed history and physical exam with attention to fracture classifications, read and interpret x-rays.
  • To understand how to manage inpatient care including appropriate recovery times, principles of follow-up care, and possible complications.
  • To work with other healthcare professionals from various disciplines in learning how to provide excellent patient-focused care.

What to expect

  • Gain skill in history and physical examination of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Assist in orthopaedic procedures.
  • Participate in ward rounds with orthopaedic residents and teaching faculty.
  • Attend orthopaedic didactic lectures.
  • Provide an end of rotation oral presentation on an Orthopaedic Surgery topic.
  • Participate in a reading program under supervision.
  • Gain an understanding of orthopaedic trauma in the Emergency Department.
  • Attend office with orthopaedic faculty and house staff clinic with faculty and residents.

Night call/special requirements

  • As part of the orthopaedic resident team.