The cornerstone of the teaching program is the close daily
contact with the staff in the operating room, on the wards, in
conferences, in the outpatient departments, and in the research
laboratories. There is a daily comprehensive didactic teaching
schedule for residents.
Orthopedic Grand Rounds - Every Thursday at 7:00
Includes regular Quality Assurance Conferences, Fracture
Conferences, Orthopedic/Rheumatology Rounds, Six Visiting
Professor Lecture Series per year
Orthopedic Anatomy - Every Thursday at 7:00 a.m.
during the summer
Resident Academic and Basic Science Conferences
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m., Fridays at 7:00 a.m.
Journal Club - 1st Monday of each month
Visiting Professors - By invitation
Radiology Conference - Every Monday morning at
Specialty Journal Clubs -
- Hand - Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m.
- Spine - Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m.
- Pediatrics - Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
- Total Joints - Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m.
Visiting Professor Lecture Series are held six times per year and
have included numerous nationally prominent figures.
The Lecture Series are:
John W. Frymoyer Lecture Series
Nathaniel Gould Foot and Ankle Lecture Series
Joseph S. Barr, MD Visiting Consultant Lecture Series
Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Research Day
Sports Medicine Lecture Series
The John W. Frymoyer Lecture Series emphasizes the close
relationship of clinical and basic science research. The
Nathaniel Gould Foot and Ankle Lecture Series focuses on the
topics of foot and ankle. Pediatric orthopedics is the scope of
the Joseph S. Barr Visiting Consultant Lecture Series. The Sports
Medicine Lecture Series rounds out the program.
As part of the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, the resident
is held responsible for certain aspects of the teaching of his
fellow residents, interns, medical students, nurses, and
paramedical personnel. There are two-week elective rotations for
third year medical students, while fourth year medical students
may elect a month's acting internship on orthopedics.
Residents have the opportunity to attend nationally sponsored
courses to complement their orthopedic education. PGY-5 residents
attend the Orthopedic Research Society and American Academy of
Orthopedic Surgeons annual meetings, as well as the Maine
Orthopedic Review Course. PGY-4 residents attend the University of
Florida Orthopedic Pathology Course. The Saint Justine Pediatric
Orthopedic Course in Montreal is the selection for the PGY-3 year.
The Orthopedic Trauma Association Trauma Course is recommended for
the PGY-2 residents. Our residents are encouraged to present their
research at scientific meetings.