Mission Statement

The LSUHSC-S Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG) is committed to educating LSUHSC-S medical students and providing them with exposure to the field of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine.   The Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group is open to all medical students interested in the fields of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Primary Care, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Rehab, and PM&R.


The purposes of the Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG) are:

  • To provide early exposure to Orthopaedic Surgery, especially during the preclinical years;
  • To improve the students’ fund of knowledge in the basic science and clinical aspects of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine;
  • To provide a means through which students may identify mentors in the Orthopaedic Surgery department, including residents and faculty members;
  • To present and distribute key information about the multi-faceted careers and subspecialties within the fields of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine;
  • To organize and make available a variety of resources regarding the residency selection process, and to provide students with advice on how to accomplish their goal of becoming an Orthopaedic surgeon or physician in Musculoskeletal Medicine;
  • To provide medical students with information about Orthopaedic Surgery research opportunities. 


  • First Year Rotations – first year students can participate in a 4-5 week rotation at the end of their first year of school.
  • Shadowing – first and second year students can shadow residents at night and on the weekends.
  • Weekly Conferences – see conference schedule.
  • Research – contact Dr. Hollister about clinical research and Dr. Mukherjee about research in the basic sciences.
  • Immersion – shadow orthopaedic surgeons at LSU and in private practice during the first year of medical school.
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