Teaching Conferences

Each affiliated hospital maintains a regular series of teaching conferences. The conference schedules are designed to maximize resident education considering the unique opportunities, daily schedules and educational priorities of each institution. This approach additionally minimizes travel between sites and allows residents to participate in a diverse didactic curriculum that is delivered daily with minimal interference with clinical education.

Teaching in the conferences follows the Socratic method, allowing residents and faculty to interact in an engaging learning environment. The majority of the lectures are faculty-led, with resident involvement, and frequently incorporate case presentations, recent research, and review questions. Subspecialty focused surgical labs and journal clubs are planned concurrently with relevant didactics to further reinforce critical principles. The Department-Wide Grand Rounds is held weekly and hosts a number of endowed visiting professors from across the world, in addition to a section of faculty lectures.

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

  • Fracture Review Conference Daily
  • Trauma Conference Weekly (Monday)
  • Department-Wide Grand Rounds Weekly (Wednesday)
  • The Case Orthopaedic Review (Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday)
    A Subspecialty-Based Curriculum for the Orthopaedic Surgery Resident. 9 subspecialty blocks (Pediatrics, Tumor, Basic Science, OITE Review, Joints, Foot & Ankle, Hand, Sports, Elbow & Shoulder, and Spine) are covered throughout the year in hour-long didactic sessions three days each week. Didactics are tailored for board review with incorporation of case presentations and board review questions.

MetroHealth Medical Center

  • Fracture Review Conference Daily
  • Department-Wide Grand Rounds Weekly (Tuesday)
  • Indications Conference Weekly (Tuesday)
  • Trauma-focused Journal Club Weekly (Thursday)

Louis Stokes VA Medical Center

  • Indications Conference Weekly (Monday)
  • Department-Wide Grand Rounds Weekly (Wednesday)

Journal Club

Topical reading of pertinent research and findings is critical to developing a well-rounded orthopaedic surgeon. Each month, Journal Club is hosted by one of the faculty members in his or her home. Residents are responsible for reading, outlining and discussing--with their peers and faculty members--particular articles, studies and findings from leading journals based on that month’s teaching conference subspecialty.

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