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Board Review

We send our graduating residents to a well-recognized board review course. All residents study 365 Orthobullets curriculum and answer daily questions as a group to review topics relevant to certifying board exams.

Didactic Days

We provide protected half-day didactics with all five programs covering key educational areas, such as cultural humility, financial literacy, and quality improvement and patient safety.

Ethics and Professionalism (PGY1s)

The Chair of the Community Memorial Ethics Committee, who has an advanced degree in bioethics, discusses current ethical challenges in medicine and addresses concepts of professionalism.

Fracture Conference

Residents present several interesting fracture cases for discussion with faculty.

Grand Rounds

A resident from each Community Memorial discipline (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Orthopaedics, and General Surgery) alternates presenting key topics related to patients cared for by a multispecialty audience.

Journal Club

Residents lead sessions facilitated by faculty on specific musculoskeletal topics as well as diversity and the effect of social determinants of health on care. Sessions are focused on teaching residents how to interpret and critique the medical literature.

Morbidity and Mortality

In this weekly discussion, residents and faculty analyze adverse outcomes in patient care through peer review.

Morning Report

During morning report, residents review inpatient cases and emergency department consultations from the prior night’s call with the Program Director. After case rounds, the Program Director moderates a didactic session in which residents review Orthobullets and AAOS test questions.

Orthopaedic Didactics

During these weekly block sessions moderated by subspecialty faculty, residents review Orthopaedic specialty topics, including a structured anatomy course, ABOS Modules, and specific cadaver and sawbone hands-on training labs. PGY1s and PGY2s are also required to complete shoulder and knee simulation modules on our VirtaMed arthroscopic simulator.

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS)

Residents are required to complete IHI Open School courses online prior to orientation. Our Quality department leads working sessions on QIPS fundamentals and exposure to RCA. The residency program periodically holds sessions to review institutional data and resident and faculty QIPS projects.

Specialty Conference

In specialty conderence, faculty and residents present topics and interesting cases for discussion in reconstruction, sports, foot and ankle, hand/upper extremity, spine, and trauma.

Teaching to Teach (PGY1s)

The Program Director reviews principles of effective teaching in an interactive session.