Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine
Prince of Songkla University
ภาควิชาออร์โธปิดิกส์ คณะแพทยศาสตร์ รพ.สงขลานครินทร์
Based on the announcement in the Royal Thai Government Gazette, the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Physical Medicine and the Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University were established, concurrently, on October 6, 1972.
The first batch of the first year medical students was recruited in 1973. The Department Office was located at the Faculty of Engineering until 1982. Then it was relocated to the first floor of Orthopedics Building at Songklanagarind Hospital, providing services to patients as well as teaching and learning under graduate and postgraduate levels until present.
The Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University aims to produce competent orthopedists, who show high regard for the benefits of mankind with morals and ethics in line with professional standards. Also, they are equipped with expertise in managing and conducting research as well as an ability to work well with other health teams from various disciplines. With good academic and social skills, they are able to keep pursuing, and applying knowledge to solving problems, or even developing certain innovations for further treatments.
The Undergraduate Program consists of all courses in the MD program, including Diseases as well as Orthopedic Rehabilitation for the fifth-year medical students, and Medical Practice in Orthopedics for the Externs.
The Postgraduate Program offers parallel curriculums: Higher Graduate Diploma in Clinical Orthopedics, and Residency Training Programs, in Orthopedics Medical License.
All orthopedic services are provided by the multidisciplinary teams, including: orthopedists, rehabilitation physicians, physical therapists, nurses and other supportive groups from numerous disciplines, leading to certain holistic treatments with the highest qualities.
Orthopedic Outpatient Department Service provides medical treatment to patients with general bones / joints problems.
Special Clinic Services focus on patients with certain complications: hands, sports injuries, pediatric orthopedics, spinal cord, orthopedic joint replacement as well as bone tumors
Inpatient Department Services provide care for patients who require rehabilitation treatments in the hospital, including handling all complicated causes of orthopedic surgeries by experienced orthopedists.
Orthopedic Emergency Services are always in readiness to deal with emergency orthopedic patients suffering from any conditions.