The application for our Medical Student Outreach Program can be found here.
Sample schedule for MSOP
|5:10-5:20pm||Video on Orthopaedics|
|5:20-5:40pm||Lecture: Orthopaedics as a Career for Women and Work/Life Balance|
|5:40-6:00pm||Lecture: Pathway to Becoming an Orthopaedic Surgeon|
|6:00-7:20pm||Case Studies (presentation & modules)|
|Femoral Intramedullary Nail|
|Tibia or Femur External Fixation|
|7:20-7:30pm||Lecture: Fellowships and Orthopaedic Subspecialties|
|7:30-7:50pm||Panel Discussion: Women in Ortho at All Career Stages|
|7:50-8:00pm||Wrap Up: surveys and mentoring info|
Students will design and manufacture an intramedullary nail and use it to repair a mid-shaft femoral fracture. After a brief introduction to the mechanical principles behind intramedullary (IM) nailing, students will problem-solve to determine ideal screw locations, sizes, and types for a retrograde femoral IM nail, and then they will manufacture the nail (from wood and screws). They will then install the nail, noting design improvements to the nail itself as well as any custom tools for installing the nail. Finally, students will test whether their nail has adequate proximal and distal fixation by creating a mid-shaft femoral fracture and applying compression to the bone.
Students will apply an external fixator to a mid-shaft tibia or femur fracture. The instructor will discuss decisions leading to internal versus external fixation of fractures. Students will create fracture, repair with an ex-fix construct of their choice, and test the stability of their construct in axial compression, bending, and torsion.