Orthopaedic Surgical Oncology (S-144)


The Medical student will become an active member of the Orthopaedic Service, treating benign and malignant bone and soft-tissue tumors. Pathophysiology, diagnostic techniques, and surgical principles will be emphasized in an orthopedic environment. The student will be an integral part of the orthopedic unit, participating in all inpatient, outpatient, and surgical activities, as well as six hours of didactic and Socratic conferences weekly. They will be required to learn the elements of musculoskeletal examination, interpret imaging studies, and present their evaluations to supervisory team members. Additionally, a short formal presentation is required.

Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations



One module

Students per Module

Maximum of one

Elective dates (students applying through VSAS should refer to calendar information there)

A (July 5 - July 29) (Closed to international students)
B (August 1 - August 26) (Closed to international students)
D (September 26 - October 21)
E (October 24 - November 18)
F (November 21 - December 16)
G (January 3 - January 27)
H (January 30 - February 24)
I (February 27 - March 24) (Closed to international students)
J (April 3 - April 28)
K (May 1 - May 26)
L (May 29 - June 23) (Students must receive permission to apply from the Medical Student Coordinator prior to submitting an application)