High school students learn skills in orthopedics.
High school students learn skills in orthopedics through the Perry Initiative.

The UNM School of Medicine's Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation is hosting a half-day wound care course for regional occupational and physical therapists in a stimulating educational environment. They will learn various specialties - trauma, hip, knee, podiatry, hand, and sports medicine - from experienced faculty who are also orthopaedic surgeons.

It allows therapists to consider additional referrals and provide more resources for patients with particular injuries, which strengthens and expands our medical community. Participants earn continuing education or CE credits.

Founded in 1990 by Roy A. Meals, clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at UCLA, “Doctors Demystify”, offers therapists high quality, interactive training by teaching physicians around the country.

Curricula includes: History of wound care, wound assessment, mechanical and chemical treatments, and managing thermal injuries.

Participating specialists:         

Deana Mercer, MD, UNM orthopaedics associate professor, specialist - shoulder and elbow surgery, hand microvascular surgery.

UNM orthopaedics fellows and chief residents.

Thomas A. DeCoster, MD, professor and chief of UNM’s Division of Orthopaedic Trauma.

Moheb Moneim, MD, professor & UNM Orthopaedics Chair Emeritus, specialty - reconstructive hand surgery.

Date:      

Saturday, November 19, 8 am - 12:45 pm

Q&A – 9:45 am – 10:25 am, 12:10 pm – 12:45 pm

Location:  

UNM Domenici Center Auditorium, 1001 Stanford Drive NE., East building, Albuquerque, NM. Free parking - M Lot on Tucker Avenue, adjacent to Stanford Drive.