Curriculum and Educational Conferences
The Washington University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Curriculum Committee has designed a program to meet the demands placed on a new generation of orthopaedic surgeons.
The Orthopaedic Surgery Educational Curriculum is composed of:
- CORE Lectures
- Specialty Interactive Conferences
- Distinguished Lecturer Conference Series
- Grand Rounds
- Surgical Indications Conferences
- Anatomy Sessions
- Summer CORE Lectures
- Journal Club Conferences
The CORE Curriculum is a two year, 59 week rotating curriculum containing the fundamentals of Orthopaedic Surgery. All CORE lectures are presented by full-time faculty within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Conferences are held each month except during July.
To view the monthly conference schedule click here.
This comprehensive review and update is used as a study guide for basic orthopedic surgery presented in lecture format. Formulated into a two year, 59 hour cycle, the lectures are generally held weekly on Tuesday mornings and are presented by full-time faculty members in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
Weekly Specialty Interactive Conferences
These case-based presentations provide an educational experience where key concepts may be presented in a problem-solving environment.
Distinguished Lecturer Series
Recognized experts in the field of Orthopaedics and its related subspecialties are invited to address residents, faculty and fellows.
Residents and fellows prepare these thematic and case-based presentations under the sponsorship of orthopaedic faculty members. Guest speakers also prepare additional Grand Rounds presentations for the department. The goal of these conferences is to expose residents to a variety of clinical approaches.
Surgical Indications Conferences
Indication conferences are conducted by individual subspecialty services prior to each operative day. They provide a forum for the discussion of upcoming cases and an opportunity to discuss relevant reading material.
A repeating anatomy curriculum is conducted by the Hand, Shoulder, Spine, Trauma and Foot and Ankle services. A dissection outline is provided as required reading and provides detailed anatomical information to guide dissections.
Summer Core Curriculum
Summer CORE is a series of eight introductory lectures that provides junior level residents with an introduction to orthopaedic surgery. The assessment of acute injuries, recognition and management of orthopaedic emergencies and acquisition of technical skills such as casting and traction application are emphasized.
This conference series is designed to improve the resident's ability to determine the validity and significance of recent literature. Critical appraisal of articles from the major journals including JBJS, NEJM, Nature and JOR is conducted.