Community Based Rotation

At the conclusion of the residency rotation on this service, the graduate is expected to be proficient in the management of community-based musculoskeletal problems encountered in the general practice of orthopaedics. The Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation recognizes that competency as a physician extends beyond medical knowledge and direct patient care. Therefore, evaluations for the Community/Harrisburg Hospital rotation will include not only these competencies, but also demonstration of abilities in medical knowledge and patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice.

The purpose of the Community /Harrisburg Hospital rotation is to provide the PGY-IV resident with an educational experience which maximizes the opportunity to understand, evaluate, and treat common musculoskeletal disorders frequently seen and treated by orthopaedic surgeons practicing in a private practice setting. It is intended to be complimentary to the subspecialty rotations the resident has experienced in the previous two years, with an emphasis on joint arthroplasty, arthroscopy, hand, and spine surgery. Therefore, the rotation provides significant flexibility and can be tailored to the leaning goals of that particular resident. The resident will also be exposed to a high volume of common orthopaedic conditions seen in the private practice setting including low energy hip fractures. The PGY-IV resident will spend one three-month block on this rotation.