Conferences & Schedules

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Virtual Conferences

Spine and Trauma division hold weekly virtual conferences that you may attend. If interested please click on the link for mandatory HIPPA training, send your completed certificate to Tiffany.Davis@hsc.utah.edu who will then send you the zoom link to listen in on conference. We do not expect you to participate but hope that you get a glimpse of the educational experience at the University of Utah!
 
Spine Conference = Wednesday @ 6:30am to 7am MST
Trauma Conference = Tuesday @ 6:30am to 7:30am MST

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Weekly Conferences

All residents participate in four hours of didactic conferences led by the faculty each week.  Department-wide Grand Rounds is every Wednesday morning followed by one hour of didactics. Friday mornings start with a two-hour didactic session.

The didactic sessions include a 10-week lecture series from each of the disciplines within orthopaedic surgery in a rotating two-year curriculum. They also include an eight-week cadaver anatomy session, a summer trauma series, an OITE review and a number of lectures on related topics such as financial awareness, orthopaedic practice options, medico-legal aspects of practice, relationships with industry and life outside of practice.

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Residency alumni Ben Widmer, Bill Gowski, and Josh Hickman talk with the residents about starting practice.

Each orthopaedic service also has 1-2 hours of conference each week for residents on that particular service commonly consisting of preoperative case review, postoperative case review, journal club and advanced topics within the particular discipline.

The department holds monthy journal club for all residents led by faculty.

Each discipline within orthopaedics hosts a nationally recognized Visiting Professor to give grand rounds and one didactic session to the department. The visitor also has an evening case review with the residents to informally discuss cases and topics of interest.

National & International Conferences

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Residents Lucas Marchand and Daniel Jones presenting at AAOS 2018

Residents are required to attend outside conferences during PGY-2 through PGY-5 years. Attendance at conferences is covered by an educational stipend:
   PGY-2: AO Fracture Basic
   PGY-3: Non-industry educational course
   PGY-4: Subspecialty Society course
   PGY-5: American Academic of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting

In addition to the yearly conferences listed above, residents are encouraged to present research at other relevant conferences. When the resident presents their research at additional conferences the department covers the travel and attendance costs.

Every year the department hosts an Alumni Reception at AAOS. All resident alumni are invited each year to attend and reconnect at the reception.

Resident Schedule - Specifics May Vary

Class of 2025 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN
1 Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective
2 Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective
3 Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective
4 Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective
5 Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective
Class of 2026 JAN/FEB MAR/APR MAY/JUN JUL/AUG SEP/OCT NOV/DEC
1 Trauma Foot/Ankle Peds Sports Joints VAMC
2 Foot/Ankle Peds Sports Joints VAMC Trauma
3 Peds Sports Joints VAMC Trauma Foot/Ankle
4 Sports Joints VAMC Trauma Foot/Ankle Peds
5 Joints VAMC Trauma Ankle Peds Sports
6 VAMC Trauma Foot/Ankle Peds Sports Joints
Class of 2027 JAN/FEB MAR/APR MAY/JUN JUL/AUG SEP/OCT NOV/DEC
1 Trauma Peds Spine Sports Joints Hand
2 Hand Trauma Peds Spine Sports Joints
3 Joints Hand Trauma Peds Spine Sports
4 Sports Joints Hand Trauma Peds Spine
5 Spine Sports Joints Hand Trauma Peds
6 Peds Spine Sports Joints Hand Trauma
Class of 2028 JAN/FEB MAR/APR MAY/JUN JUL/AUG SEP/OCT NOV/DEC
1 Sarcoma Night Float VAMC Hand Sports Spine
2 Spine Sarcoma Night Float VAMC Hand Sports
3 Sports Spine Sarcoma Night Float VAMC Hand
4 Hand Sports Spine Sarcoma Night Float VAMC
5 VAMC Hand Sports Spine Sarcoma Night Float
6 Night Float VAMC Hand Sports Spine Sarcoma
Class of 2029 JAN/FEB MAR/APR MAY/JUN JUL/AUG SEP/OCT NOV/DEC
1 Trauma Shoulder/Elbow Trauma Peds Foot/Ankle Joints
2 Joints Trauma Shoulder/Elbow Trauma Peds Foot/Ankle
3 Foot/Ankle Joints Trauma Shoulder/Elbow Trauma Peds
4 Peds Foot/Ankle Joints Trauma Shoulder/Elbow Trauma
5 Trauma Peds Foot/Ankle Joints Trauma Shoulder/Elbow
6 Shoulder/Elbow Trauma Peds Foot/Ankle Joints Trauma

 

PGY1 Intern - 1 Month Rotation Example

Interns July August September October November December
1 SICU Med Consult Utes-Gen Surg Trauma Anesthesia Plastics Radiology
2 Utes-Gen Surg Trauma SICU Plastics Radiology Anesthesia Med Consult
3 Utes-Gen Surg Trauma Radiology SICU Plastics Med Consult Anesthesia
4 Anesthesia Radiology Med Consult SICU Utes-Gen Surg Trauma Plastics
5 Plastics Anesthesia Radiology Med Consult SICU Utes-Gen Surg Trauma
6 Med Consult Plastics Anesthesia Radiology Utes-Gen Surg Trauma SICU

Welcome from Our Chair

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Darrel S. Brodke, MD
Department of Orthopaedics

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How To Apply

All resident applications are processed through ERAS.APPLY AT ERAS

Contact Us

Elise Collins

Residency Coordinator

Phone: 801-587-5448
Fax: 801-587-5411
Email: elise.collins@hsc.utah.edu

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Resident Schedules

Check out the conference and rotation schedules during residency.

Resident Schedules