DePalma Orthopaedic Society

Membership Eligibility: Sidney Kimmel Medical College Only

Membership Dues or Fees: None

The purpose of the DePalma Orthopaedic Society is to encourage interest in the specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery by offering exposure to the field through various lectures, clinical encounters, and hands-on experiences. The Association also serves to help advise students applying for positions in Orthopaedic Surgery residency programs. The Association has several meetings throughout the year where faculty and residents lecture on interesting topics in Orthopaedic Surgery. Activities also include several clinical skills sessions on topics such as musculoskeletal physical exam and joint injections. In addition, the Society gives interested students the opportunity to observe orthopaedic surgeons in the clinic and in the operating room. Finally, a mentorship program provides a way to develop relationships with faculty members for guidance and involvement in research projects. Meetings are held several times throughout the year. The Society has been in existence for 12 years and was previously known as the Jefferson Orthopaedic Association. There are no dues or fees.


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President: Karim Shafi, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Assistant to the President: Francis Rosato, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Treasurer: Jeffrey Henstenburg, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Vice President of Operations: Margaret Shields, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Secretary of Logistics: Todd Alter, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Student Organization Advisors:
Alan Hilibrand, MD
 Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Antonia Chen
, MD  Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
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