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Core Curriculum

Our curriculum incorporates the fundamentals of Orthopaedic Surgery in didactic learning and interactive sessions.  Faculty, Fellows and Residents present weekly.  Invited guest speakers provide a unique perspectives to topics related to orthopaedics.

Core Lectures

This comprehensive review and update is presented in lecture format.  Topics are presented in a two-year cycle so a resident gains new perspective each time the material is taught.    

Specialty Interactive Conferences

These presentations provide an educational experience where key concepts are presented in a problem-solving environment.

Grand Rounds

Residents and fellows prepare these thematic and case-based presentations under faculty direction. The goal of these conferences is to expose residents to a variety of clinical approaches.  

Surgical Indications Conferences

Indication conferences are conducted by specific services prior to each operative day. They provide a forum for the discussion of upcoming cases and an opportunity to discuss relevant reading material.

Anatomy Sessions

An anatomy curriculum is conducted by each service. A dissection outline is provided as required reading and provides detailed anatomical information to guide dissections. Surgical Skills month, held in January, provides comprehensive training for interns.

Journal Club

This conference series is designed to improve residents’ ability to determine the validity and significance of recent literature in major journals including Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery and Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Essential Readings

Residents review papers, book chapters and critical studies in specific services each year.  The “essential knowledge” increases as the resident progresses through the curriculum.