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A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

The schedule for any given day varies depending on the rotation schedule and the case load. Some rotations lend themselves to a more hectic schedule than others, while other rotations contain a significantly larger clinical component. The schedule does vary slightly from class year to class year; however, such variations are minor and generally involve carrying the call pager during the day.
In general, the residents arrive at work around 5:30 a.m. and round until 6:00 a.m., at which time they attend the daily fracture conference until 6:30 a.m. At 6:30 a.m., all residents attend didactic lecture until 7:00 am.

At 7:30 a.m., the first cases are being wheeled back in the operating room and the operative day commences. Typically, there is enough time between cases to write orders, dictate, and eat lunch. Most days, the residents are finishing up in the operating room between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. Prior to leaving, the last case and any post-op x-rays are signed out and the residents are on their way home.

The following is a rundown of the weekly schedule for each rotation (subject to change):

Rotation
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
Joints Senior
OR NGS
Office NGS
OR NGS
Office NGS/Research
OR NGS/OR JJS
Joints Junior
OR JJS
Office JJS
OR TJS
OR JJS/Office TJS
OR JJS
Hand A
OR BAP
Office BAP
OR BAP
RP Office/Research
OR BAP
Hand B
Office PT
OR EB
OR PT/Office EB
OR EB
OR PT
General
OR JJH
Office JJH
OR JJH
OR SS
Office JJH
AGH Pediatrics
OR MJS
Office MJS
OR SSJ/MJS Office
Research
Office SSJ
Sports Senior
OR DJP
OR PJD/Research
OR DJP
OR
 
Sports Junior
OR DJP
OR DAF
OR RES/Research
OR DAF
Office DJP
Spine
OR GS
Research
OR DTA/OR GS
Office GS
OR DTA
Trauma Senior
OR DTA
OR GTA/OR EW
OR DTA/OR EW
OR GTA/OR EW
OR EW
Trauma Junior
OR TJS/Office EW
OR EW/OR GTA
OR EW/OR DTA
OR EW/GTA
OR EW
WPH
OR MJS
OR JC
Office VP
OR JC
OR VP
 
 
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