Medical Student Electives

Manitoba Orthopedics is the perfect program for medical student electives.  We offer a complete spectrum of subspecialty experiences to medical students interested in Orthopedic Surgery.

Our program features clinical and research activities based out of: Pan Am Clinic, Concordia Hospital/Hip and Knee Institute, Health Sciences Centre and Children’s Hospital.  All sites accept rotating medical students for clinical and research rotations.  Students work within the clinical team in order to feel what it is like to be a trainee in our program.  Rotations can be tailored to student interests or can provide an overview of the program by scheduling time at each site (Contact Cidalia Hodnett at chodnett@hsc.mb.ca or 204.787.1219).

Previous elective students have commented that electives in Winnipeg allowed hands-on experiences and close interactions with residents and staff.  These students also liked being integrated in the Orthopedic Team and the responsibility and support that they were given.  They have commented on the amount of teaching given by staff and residents in clinics and the operating room.

Here are some details about the various rotations you could experience:

Orthopedic Sports Medicine (Pan Am Clinic)

  • High-volume outpatient surgical practice
  • Cutting edge arthroscopic techniques
  • Coverage of two professional sports teams and Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Upper Extremity (Pan Am Clinic)

  • Open and arthroscopic surgical practice
  • Shoulder and elbow replacements performed regularly
  • Only referral center for the province, so wide exposure to varying pathology

Orthopedic Research (Pan Am Clinic Research Centre)

  • Multiple clinical research projects ongoing with potential for student involvement
  • Accessible staff willing to provide mentorship on research

Orthopedic Trauma (Health Sciences Centre)

  • Level 1 Trauma Center for the Province of Manitoba
  • ATLS experience in the Emergency Department
  • Trauma ORs 5 days a week with complex fracture management
  • Clinics with referral patients from a catchment of 1.2 million people

Pediatric Orthopedics (Children’s Hospital)

  • Clinics with wide range of pathology and excellent staff teaching
  • Clubfoot and DDH clinic with casting and operative release experience
  • High volume emergency department with trauma experience

Orthopedic Spine and Oncology (Health Sciences Centre)

  • Weekly ORs with complex reconstructions
  • Emergency consults with wide range of trauma, tumor and degenerative pathologies
  • Two staff and fellow dedicated to education

Hip and Knee Reconstruction (Concordia Hospital)

  • New Concordia Hip and Knee Institute with large hip and knee revision practice
  • Innovative system for increasing volumes of surgeries and tracking outcomes


For more information about our program or to find out how to book an elective email Cidalia Hodnett chodnett@hsc.mb.ca