Jersey City Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

MHMC Orthopedic Surgery Residency

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Overview

Clinical Rotations

PGY-1

  • 6 months Orthopaedic Surgery 
  • 2 months Trauma Surgery / Critical Care
  • 1 month Family Medicine
  • 1 month Internal Medicine
  • 1 month Intensive Care Unit
  • 1 month Emergency Medicine

PGY-2

  • Jersey City Medical Center
  • JCMC Out-Patient Surgery
  • St. Barnabas Medical Center
  • Hackensack University Medical Center

PGY-3

  • Jersey City Medical Center
  • NYU  - Hospital for Joint Diseases
  • St. Barnabas Medical Center

PGY-4

  • Jersey City Medical Center
  • St. Barnabas Medical Center
  • Morristown Medical Center
  • Hackensack University Medical Center

PGY-5

  • Jersey City Medical Center
  • JCMC Out-Patient Surgery
  • Morristown Medical Center

Academics

Monday - Indications Conference

5-6:00pm

On Monday evenings, Dr. Liporace moderates a case conference with a group of residents, reviewing preoperative cases and their surgical indications.

Wednesday - Resident Education Conference

6:30-10:30am

On Wednesday mornings, the residents hold a fracture conference to review teaching cases, which is moderated by the chief resident and an attending.  The remainder of the education conference consists of resident-directed learning from presentations based on orthopaedic textbooks, review books, review articles, scientific articles as well as OITE practice questions. 

Thursday - Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

6:30-8:00am

This weekly conference consists of an attending lecture and a resident case and topic presentation with JCMC orthopaedic attendings, residents, PAs, and PT/OT staff.

Bimonthly Journal Clubs

Every 2 months, an attending moderates a journal club to discuss current topics in the literature.  This provides residents an opportunity for open discussion with experienced attendings to gain broader insight and share ideas regarding the latest research.

Quarterly Cadaver Labs

Residents have the opportunity to participate in cadaver labs where the anatomy, surgical approach, and surgical techniques are practiced to allow residents an opportunity to gain experience outside of the operating room.

Quarterly Morbidity and Mortality Conferences

Orthopedic M&M cases are presented by residents with the corresponding attendings present to provide discussion and valuable insight into the cases.

Annual Grand Rounds

June

Orthopedic grand rounds will be hosted at a local venue where guest speakers will provide presentations on various topics.

Scholarly Research

As part of the AOAO residency training standards, each resident is required during their PGY 3, 4, and 5 years to submit at least one scientific paper as the first author.  Projects can include a scientific article, a literature review, a case report or a poster presentation.  PGY5 residents are required to submit their paper prior to January 1st of their graduating year.

AOAO Guidelines for Resident Research

Orthopaedic In-Training Exam (OITE)

The OITEs are usually taken during the second weekend in November each year by every JCMC orthopedic surgery resident, including PGY1s.  The test provides residents with an opportunity to guage their knowledge against other orthopedic surgery residents across the country in their corresponding year and against all years in order to help them better prepare for the AOAO Board Examination.

AOAO Required Courses & Conferences

AO Basic Fracture Course/OTA Basic Fracture Course

First year orthopaedic surgery residents are required to attend either the AO Basic Fracture Course or the OTA Basic Fracture Course where they will learn the fundamentals of fracture fixation.

AONA

ATLS Course

First year orthopaedic surgery residents are required attend a American College of Surgeons certified course in Advanced Trauma Life Support to prepare them for their orthopedic trauma rotations.

ATLS Courses

Orthopaedic Oncology/Pathology Course

Third year orthopaedic surgery residents are required to attend the Annual Mt. Sinai Musculoskeletal Oncology/Pathology Course in New York, NY.  

AOAO Annual Meeting

Dates TBA

Prior to their PGY5 year, each resident will attend an AOAO annual meeting.

AOAO Annual Meeting Dates

Optional Courses and Conferences

AAOS Annual Conference

Senior residents may have the opportunity to attend an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual conference during their residency.

AAOS Annual Conference

AO Advanced Fracture Course

Senior residents may have the option to attend the AO Advanced Fracture Course where they will learn the more advanced techniques of fracture fixation.

AONA

AANA Arthroscopy Courses

Residents may be provided the opportunity to attend an Arthroscopy Association of North America course during their residency to gain further experience in arthroscopic techniques.

AANA