USF Orthopaedic Core Lecture Series
The USF/FOI orthopaedic core lecture series take place Tuesday afternoons. The lecture series consists primarily of didactic and interactive teaching modalities. The first hour is typically a faculty led discussion center upon readings from the AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review- a cornerstone of orthopaedic surgery education. This lecture series comprises every chapter of the book over a 2 year period. Graduating residents will have read and discussed the book's contents at least twice by the end of their training. The second hour consists of interactive case presentations and question based learning where we discuss high yield topics for the OITE and board preparation. Our focus on education has allowed us to perform amongst the top programs in the country on the annual in-training exam.
Our dedicated academic time is split into two blocks. The first being our Core Lecture Series on Tuesdays, the second being Grand Rounds on Friday morning. Ground rounds take place at FIVE labs where residents begin by formally presenting cases to the entire orthopaedic department. Elements of the cases are sequentially discuss by the the PGY1s-PGY5s followed by faculty discussion. For the second hour, faculty give discussion based presentations appropriate for the week's topic. We regularly host national and international faculty to discuss their perspectives on the management of their orthopaedic patients.
Each orthopaedic subspecialty holds a monthly journal club of their own. The purpose of journal clubs is to increase awareness of current and fundamental articles in orthopaedics and specialty areas. These events offer the opportunity to meet with all faculty members at an early stage and help foster collaborative research projects.
Faculty led cadaver labs are held throughout the year at FIVE Labs. Six labs focusing on different elements of orthopaedic surgery allow all residents to better understand human anatomy and the instruments used in the treatment of our patients.
In addition, we also host the PGY-1 Skills Lab which consist of another six labs where the intern class is progressively guided through advancing topics in orthopaedic care. These topics were selected based on recommendations from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Again, these sessions are faculty led. Our faculty are very closely involved in our personal and professional development. Repeated involvement in such exercises shows just how committed they are to our success as leaders in orthopaedic surgery.
Starting residency is can be a daunting proposition. At USF/FOI we facilitate the transition of our new interns as well as the promotion of our residents with July Boot Camp. Our Tuesday afternoon conferences are focused on the basics of orthopaedic care, orthopaedic emergencies and the education of our co-residents. All of these activities are also faculty led and allow for the smooth transition into newfound responsibilities.
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