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Curriculum/Schedule

surgeryThe orthopaedic residency program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine is designed so that the resident acquires both clinical and surgical skills in a graduated fashion.

In the PGY- 2 and 3 years, the resident is instructed in the fundamentals of information gathering. This includes the acquisition of skills in the area of history taking, regional physical examination and interpretation of musculoskeletal diagnostic tests. Residents are instructed in the fundamentals of formulation of a differential diagnosis and are encouraged to acquire a comprehensive approach to treatment of musculoskeletal maladies. Operative skills are acquired through one-on-one teaching.

Early on, it is expected that the resident will acquire skills in both non-operative and post-operative care. Formulation of a rehabilitation plan once the patient is discharged from the hospital is also acquired during these years.

The PGY- 4 and 5 years are characterized by increased responsibility both in the outpatient setting and operating room. In the outpatient setting, the resident is expected to hone his/her skills in information gathering, formulation of a differential diagnosis and establishment of a treatment plan with acceptable alternatives. In the operating rooms, the residents must demonstrate the ability to perform standard orthopaedic procedures with minimal supervision.

The UC residency program has ample case material in which to develop patient care skills and graduated responsibility.

Rotations Schedule

12 Months

LevelRotations
PGY-1UCMC Orthopaedics (4 mos)RadiologyCHMC OrthoLab OrthoEDPlasticsSICUAnesthesiaTrauma
PGY-2

Ped Orthopaedics (20 wks.)

CHMC Call

Foot/Ankle (10 wks.)

UCMC Call

Sports (10 wks.)

UCMC Call

Recon (10 wks.)

UCMC Call

PGY-3

Trauma (10 wks.)

UCMC Call

Hand (10 wks.)

UCMC Call

Shoulder (10 wks.)

UCMC Call

VAMC (10 wks.)

VA Call

Spine/Research (10 wks.)

UCMC Call

PGY-4

Spine (10 wks.)

UCMC Call

Adult Recon (10 wks.)

UCMC Call

Sports (10 wks.)

UCMC Call

Pediatric Ortho (10 wks.)

CHMC Call

Foot/Ankle (10 wks.)

UCMC Call

PGY-5

UH Trauma Chief (10 wks.)

UCMC Call

UH Trauma Admin (10 wks.)

UCMC Call

VAMC (10 wks.)

VA Call

General Ortho/Chile (10 wks.)

UCMC Call

Adult Upper Extremity (10 wks.)

UCMC Hand Call

Educational Conference/Lecture Schedule

Resident education is an important part of the academic commitment of faculty and staff of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. A comprehensive conference schedule has been developed to enhance the educational experience of the residents and to cover all aspects of all specialty areas within orthopaedic surgery.

Our dedicated conference/lecture curriculum is held year-round.

Monday
TimeConference
6:30 p.m.1st week of the month - Fracture Conference
Tuesday
TimeConference
6:30 a.m.Spitballs, Curves and Sliders (SCS)**
4:00 p.m.Trauma Rounds**
Wednesday
TimeConference
6:30 a.m.1st week of the month – Orthobullets led by the chief residents
6:30 a.m.Grand Rounds - weeks 2-4
7:30 a.m.1st week of the month – QI Conference
7:30 a.m.

2nd week of the month – Spine Conference - odd months; Basic Science - even months

7:00 p.m.2nd week of the month - Journal Club
7:30 a.m.3rd week of the month – Foot and Ankle Conference - odd months; Trauma Conference - even months
7:30 a.m.4th week of the month – Recon Conference - odd months; Hand Conference - even months
Friday
TimeConference
6:30 a.m.1st week of the month – MRI Conference
6:30 a.m.2nd week of the month – Shoulder Conference
6:30 a.m.3rd week of the month – OITE Review Questions
6:30 a.m.4th week of the month – Sports Medicine
6:30 a.m.5th week of the month – Recon with Dr. Spanyer (when applicable)

** Conferences that are held year weekly.

CSI Labs (dissections and cadaveric) are held monthly rotating on Wednesday mornings from 6:30 -9:00 a.m. in place of Grand Rounds and specialty conference.

Tumor Conference is held on Tuesday mornings when SCS Conference is cancelled.

Kim Reising

Residency Coordinator

Phone: 513-558-4592
Email: kim.weingartner@uc.edu

Contact Us

Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Sciences Building Room 5506
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670212
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0212

Mail Location: 0212
Phone: 513-558-2978
Fax: 513-558-2220
Email: shelley.hess@uc.edu