Didactic Education Program
The Didactic Education Program is designed to cover all aspects of orthopaedic surgery.
Departmental Education Activities
Wednesday Morning Conference
- Orthopaedic Grand Rounds three times per month
- Monthly Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conference
- Quarterly Musculoskeletal Radiology/Orthopaedic Surgery combined conference
These academic conferences are presented by departmental faculty or by nationally and internationally renowned visiting professors. This lecture series is designed to present important contemporary material. Residents are exempt from clinical duties during the conference and have the opportunity for additional small group case presentations with the guest speakers.
This is a weekly protected block for resident education involving one hour didactic lectures by attending faculty and one hour review lectures led by senior residents. The remaining time is reserved for additional educational endeavors such as question review for the Orthopaedic In-Training Exam (OITE), cadaveric dissections, saw-bones workshops, surgical skills labs, etc.
Service Education Activities
In addition, there are a number of special lectures throughout the year organized by the Department of Surgery and other medical divisions.
All residents are required to take the Orthopaedic Surgery In-Training Examination (OITE) every year and undergo year-around preparation through AAOS ResStudy and Orthobullets.
Other Features of the Educational Program
The Department of Surgery has recently opened a Surgical Simulator Laboratory with advanced computerized simulators for arthroscopic surgery. Residents spend time in the facility under the guidance of faculty members. This laboratory is part of our sports medicine curriculum, designed to provide all residents with an appropriate experience in a wide range of arthroscopic procedures.
All clinical rotations are accompanied by corresponding outpatient experiences, to enable the resident to be involved in the preoperative and postoperative phases of patient care. All outpatient experiences are supervised by faculty.
Research is strongly nurtured and is fully supported. Research is conducted under the guidance of a member of the faculty and can include basic science research, clinical research, or a combination of these. The selection of a research program and mentor is made by the resident with faculty guidance. Residents are encouraged to present their work at major scientific meetings. Such presentations are fully supported by the institution.
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