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