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Curriculum

  • PGY-1
    • 6 months of ortho, 6 months off service
    • Off service blocks (1 month each)
      • Trauma Surgery
      • Medicine (including ortho co-management service)
      • Acute Care Surgery
      • Vascular Surgery
      • Plastic Surgery
      • Surgical ICU
      • On service blocks​ (1 month each) 
      • 3 months at University Campus, 3 months at Memorial Campus​
  • PGY-2
    • 5 blocks, 10/11 weeks 
      • Foot and Ankle 
      • Trauma x2
      • Pediatrics
      • Hand
    • Call responsibilities ​
      • While on trauma and peds, primary call at University Campus q5 average​
      • While on FA and Hand, primary call at Memorial Campus q4 average
    • AO Basic Course ​
  • PGY-3
    • 5 blocks, 10/11 weeks 
      • Trauma
      • Pediatrics
      • Sports
      • Spine
      • Joints
    • Call responsibilities ​
      • While on trauma and peds, primary call at University Campus q5 average​
      • While on Spine and Joints primary call at Memorial Campus q4 average
      • While on Sports, 2 weekend calls at University Campus
    • Boston Pathology Course ​
  • PGY-4
    • 5 blocks, 10/11 weeks 
      • Trauma 
      • Musculoskeletal Oncology/Joints
      • Hand
      • Sports
      • Foot and Ankle 
    • Call responsibilities ​
      • While on trauma, senior call q6 average
      • While on hand, senior hand call coverage for 1 week
  • PGY-5
      • 5 blocks, 10/11 weeks 
        • Trauma
        • Pediatrics
        • Spine
        • Joints
        • Shoulder and Elbow
    • Call responsibilities ​
      • Senior call q6 average throughout year 

​​Our curriculum is divided into basic science objectives and clinical skills. However, these categories are not mutually exclusive and there are several overlapping areas. The educational program is presented in lecture and seminar formats, interactive bioskills labs, and courses of intensive concentration. 
 
The core curriculum lecture series includes weekly basic science and clinical science lectures and seminars. The core consists of three hours of didactic lectures on Friday mornings. At University Campus, there are daily fractures conferences and presentations along with weekly pediatrics conferences. At Memorial Campus, there are rotating conferences in Joints, Spine, Foot and Ankle, and Sports. There are also weekly indications conferences.  

​Every month, a day is spent in the anatomy lab for anatomic dissections preceded by a lecture. Wednesday mornings are reserved for Grand Rounds by faculty, fellows, residents, and guest speakers.  

​Journal club is held once a month.  

During PGY-2 year, all residents attend the AO Basic Principles of Fracture Care course. As a PGY-3, residents attend the Boston Pathology course.