Grand Rounds – Grand Rounds are held four times a month for a total of four hours of Category I CME accredited activities per month.
Structure is as follows:
- Week One: Morbidity and Mortality (one hour)
- Week Two: Visiting Professor Presentation (one hour)
- Week Three: Children’s Orthopaedics Grand Rounds (one hour)
- Week Four: Chief Grand Rounds or Faculty Development Grand Rounds
Note: Grand Rounds is on hiatus during July and August
- Morbidity and Mortality: The format is that of presentation of clinical cases and discussion regarding management and complications
- Visiting Professor Presentations: A subspecialty topic is designated for each month in accordance with the program’s educational curriculum. The format is a formal CME presentation on an orthopaedic subspecialty topic of the speaker’s choosing. This is followed by a more resident specific lecture, then 90 minutes of case presentations.
- Pediatric Orthopaedic Grand Rounds is held at Children Nationwide Hospital. It consists of formal lectures and case presentations regarding pediatric Orthopaedics. All orthopaedic residents are expected to present a grand rounds at least one time during their six months at Children’s Hospital.
- Chief Grand Rounds: Each of our PGY5 residents are expected to present a grand rounds topic of their choosing
- Faculty Development Grand Rounds: These grand rounds typically focus on teaching skills, evaluation methods, or other pertinent topics, such as diversity and wellness.
Teaching Conference – A Two-Year rotating curriculum has been established for the residency program. Over a two year period, the curriculum includes 12 lectures in each subspecialty area (6 lectures in each subspecialty each year). The Division faculty for each subspecialty have predetermined the topics for each of these lectures and this curriculum is used repeatedly in subsequent years. In addition, the division faculty have also identified corresponding lecture references from landmark and current literature. The articles corresponding to these lecture references are made available to the residents and they are expected to read this material prior to the conference.
Each teaching conference is organized, presented, and moderated by a faculty members from the division which is being represented at the teaching conference. Although teaching conference is not mandatory for all faculty, many do voluntarily attend.
Anatomy Conference – Anatomy Conference takes place weekly during July and August. Residents are divided into teams with a resident representative from each PGY year. Dissections are done in an organized format with a specific anatomic area being dissected each week. The 1st and 2nd year resident in each team is responsible for the dissections, the 3rd year resident is responsible for the approaches, and the 4th and 5th year residents are responsible for teaching and explaining the anatomy and approaches to their respective teams. One faculty member is designated to supervise all teams. In addition, each team is encouraged to seek faculty input at any time and often more than one is present at these sessions
Basic Science Conference – Basic science conference takes place each year during July and August. Lectures are given by both faculty and residents on basic science topics including biomechanics, joint biology, cellular and molecular biology and immunology, biochemistry, gait orthotics, and pharmacology.
Research Conference – Research conferences are part of a comprehensive research curriculum in which all residents participate. It takes place each year in July, August, and/or September. In these sessions, residents are taught how to read a scientific paper and how to perform a systematic review. Residents are also provided with instruction on research design and analysis, research ethics, grant preparation, and presentation, among other topics.
Journal Club – Journal Club is held monthly. All residents are required to attend. The format is discussion of six to seven articles from current literature. A different subspecialty area is chosen for each journal club. All faculty are required to attend at least 50% of the journal clubs each academic year.
Arthroscopy Labs – Residents participate in arthroscopy wet labs every year according to the following format:
- Basic Knee – for PGY2’s and PGY3’s
- Advanced Knee – For PGY4’s and PGY5’s
- Basic Shoulder – for PGY2’s and PGY3’s
- Advanced Shoulder – for PGY4’s and PGY5’s
- Hip – for PGY5’s
Ethics Education - Per the ACGME common program requirements, residents should be provided with opportunities to participate in learning activities designed to advance their knowledge of ethical principles foundational to medical professionalism. As such, the yearly resident didactic schedule includes presentations on ethics in medicine and in research. In these sessions, the principles of medical ethics are reviewed.
Two sessions are included in the didactic schedule each year:
- Ethics: Palliative Care and Medical Decision Making.
- This presentation will include training on root cause analysis as well as how to disclose adverse actions to patients and families.
- Research Ethics/Quality as a Research Project
Safety and Clinical Quality Improvement – Residents attend monthly morbidity and mortality conferences. The format is that of presentation of clinical cases and discussion regarding management, complications, and quality improvement. Residents also attend quarterly patient safety and clinical quality improvement conferences which are led by medical center quality and safety personnel.
All residents are required to attend all of the above conferences. This is considered protected time for all residents, wherein they are free of all duties. Attendance records are kept.
Note: Additional Conference Required by All Residents, Every year: Summa Orthopaedic Oncology Review Conference, takes place every year in October.