Conferences & Schedules
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.
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
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.
Example Schedule - 10 Week Rotations - Specifics May Vary
|Rotation 1||Rotation 2||Rotation 3||Rotation 4||Rotation 5|
|PGY1||12 different 1 month rotations during the first year|
PGY1 Intern - 1 Month Rotation Example
|Vascular Surgery||General Surg Trauma||Ortho Trauma||Medicine Consult||Plastic Surgery||VAMC Ortho||Ortho Trauma||Ortho Spine||Sports||Ortho Peds||MSK Radiology||SICU|