R3: Orthopedics

(1 Rotation)


Third year 4 week rotation, required experiences include:

  • Residents work with a variety of pediatric and adult orthopedic and primary care sports medicine faculty. Residents will evaluate, diagnose and treat common acute, chronic and overuse orthopedic problems. They will learn indications for and gain experience in appropriate use of casting, splinting and therapeutic injections and be able to identify high risk conditions requiring referral. They will work with physicians expert in musculoskeletal ultrasound. Finally, they work with Dr Michael Erickson, our Sports Medicine Fellowship Director and Head Team Physician for Seattle University, NCAA Div I. He sees patients with orthopedic and sports medicine issues with our residents and all senior residents participate in structured preparticipation sports physicals for Seattle University athletes from all sports.