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Attendance at lectures is mandatory except in the event of an emergency. All residents are expected to participate in conferences from 6:00 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. daily (except on Tuesday, when the conference runs until 8:30 a.m.). This begins with fracture conference daily from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Specialty conferences follow.
There is an updated schedule of conferences available to residents on a monthly basis. Typical weekly conferences are as follow:

  •  Monday - Spine, Pediatrics
  • Tuesday - Foot/Ankle, Biomechanics, Basic Science
  • Wednesday - Hand
  • Thursday - Trauma, Joints
  • Friday - Sports
Regular conferences run from September through May. Methods of teaching will include didactic lecture for a majority of conferences, with interspersed sawbones, cadaver dissection and arthroscopy labs. A resident will lead conferences with an attending physician present. The conference schedule in July and August is made up of a summer lecture review series. This is a comprehensive lecture series aimed at reviewing the basics of the orthopedic history and physical exam, X-rays, anatomy and basic operative skills.
Morbidity and mortality conference occurs on one Tuesday every month preceding grand rounds. The resident involved in the index procedure/initial case is responsible for presenting the complication. Residents will present two case presentations every month for grand rounds.
Journal Club occurs on a monthly basis and is specialty specific.
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