Undergraduate Education

Training tomorrow's doctors

Orthopaedic surgery faculty serve as lecturers, tutors and supervisors of students at Dalhousie Medical School. We also offer electives for medical students for Dalhousie and across Canada; contact us if you are interested in an orthpaedic surgery elective.  

We share our expertise with students on such topics as

  • Clinical skills (musculoskeletal)
  • Clinical reasoning skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Humanities
  • Professional competencies
  • Communication skills
  • Laboratory and diagnostic investigations
  • Pathology
  • Anatomy
  • Pathophysiology
  • Histology
  • Pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Interprofessional care
  • Communicating effectively with patients (simulated and volunteer) with diverse ages, genders, cultures, abilities and diagnoses    
  • Performing a complete patient-centred medical history
  • Demostrating an organized approach to a general physical examination within the psychosocial and cultural context of each patient, which may include examination of the cardiorespiratory system, abdomen, mental state (including memory), neurological system, and musculoskeletal system
  • Presenting a history and physical examination in an organized, concise fashion
  • Documenting the history and physical examination in an organized legible fashion
  • Recognizing their own emotional reactions to situations they have encountered in clinical settings
  • Demostrating professional attitudes and behaviours appropriate for clinical practice