During the PGY-3 and chief years, a total of six months is spent at the VA Hospital. Residents are supervised by staff attending in the operating room and at the clinic. This rotation provides tremendous experience in all aspects of elective and outpatient orthopaedic surgery. The orthopaedic pathologies range from routine office problems to complex long bone and articular reconstruction. Also bearing clinical responsibility for patients' care gives the residents vital experience in preparation for future practice.
During the PGY-3 year, three months are spent with Hand Surgery Specialists. The resident gains exposure to both operative and office hand surgery. He/she attends daily lectures or conferences and at the end of the rotation gives a formal presentation on a preselected topic.
During the PGY-2 and PGY-4 years, residents spend approximately nine months at the Children's Hospital Medical Center. CHMC is a world-renowned institution with outstanding clinical and research facilities. The residents are exposed to pediatric musculoskeletal trauma, developmental and neuromuscular disorders, spinal deformity, and oncology. Teaching occurs at a variety of specialty conferences as well as in the clinics and operating rooms.
During the PGY-4 year, each resident does a rotation at the Good Samaritan Hospital with Dr. James Amis and Dr. Robert Raines. This rotation provides the resident with comprehensive experience in the adult traumatic and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.