Educational Program

As with the clinical rotations, the educational program is progressive as the resident advances through the training program.

Required Courses

Residents will complete the following courses during their residency:

  • PGY-2: Basic Fracture Course and ATLS course
  • PGY-3: Orthopedic Pathology Course
  • PGY-4: Attendance at AOAO Annual Postgraduate Seminar or AOAO Annual Meeting
  • PGY-5: Board Review Course

Home Study

Residents will have daily reading assignments through OrthoBullets, which covers the broad spectrum of orthopedic care. In addition, residents will have frequent quizzes to test their knowledge against other residents across the country. Additional home study and exam questions will be assigned prior to each weekly core lecture.


PGY-1 residents will be required to attend the didactics created for all programs, comprised of Morning Report and daily noon lectures. Additionally, they will be required to attend all orthopedic specific didactics.

Protected didactics are held one afternoon per week to include basic sciences relating to Orthopedics, clinical lectures, demonstrations, X-ray reviews, literature reviews and Journal Club. Lectures will be presented regularly by residents as well as faculty and guest lecturers.

Rotation Schedule

Some variation is possible within the ACGME guidelines and rotations may occasionally change. These are the rotation schedules currently being used. Rotations are one month each.

Year 1

General Orthopedics 1
6 months
Critical Care
1 month
Emergency Medicine
1 month
Plastic Surgery
1 month
1 month
General Surgery
2 months


Continuity Clinic

Continuity Clinic is held one half day per week at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, which provides 20 exam rooms, radiology and therapy services. Residents will be scheduled into the clinic on a regular basis throughout their training.