Core/Didactic Curriculum

We believe that a quality orthopedic residency program should have a good balance of clinic, surgical experience, research and didactics. We have developed a year-long curriculum that involves seven-hours per week of mandatory, classroom-based didactics in order to ensure our residents are receiving the highest quality education.

Textbooks Supporting This Core Curriculum:

  1. Campbell’s Operative Orthopedics, 12th Edition, Canale, T. & Beatty, J
  2. Green’s Operative Hand Surgery, 6th Edition, Wolfe S, Pederson W, Hotchkiss S & Cohen M
  3. Rockwood & Green Fractures in Adults, 5th Edition. Rockwood C
  4. Rockwood & Wilken’s Fractures in Children, 8th Edition. Flynn J, Skaggs D, Waters P.
  5. Skeletal Trauma: Basic Science, Management and Reconstruction, 5th Edition. Browner B, Jupiter J.
  6. Miller’s Review of Orthopedics, 7th Edition. Miller M & Thompson S.

The educational curriculum involves:

  • Weekly OITE/Board question/answer review
  • Bi-monthly tumor conference
  • The resident will participate in the 365-day Orthobullets core curriculum as a self-study guide. The program will pay for yearly subscriptions for each resident. In order to uphold resident accountability; quizzes will be given on the second/fourth/fifth Tuesday of each month that will go over the previous week(s) reading assignments. Each quiz will then be reviewed, and answers discussed.
  • Grand Rounds are held every Wednesday at our Sponsoring Institute, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Friday afternoon didactics are an intensive four-hour session, which are supervised by our Regional core faculty. Each week, there will be:
    • One “High yield” resident lecture; and one attending lecture.
    • Review of weekly journal assignments
    • Two clinical case scenario presentations
    • Fracture conference (review of X-rays, imaging, and treatment for all of the weeks surgical cases)
    • There will be 16 weeks for an additional resident lecture; which allows for specialty integration (i.e., lectures in medical areas that are closely intertwined with orthopedic surgery but may not be addressed heavily on boards such as anesthesia, antibiotics, anticoagulation, etc.)
    • Quarterly Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conferences are held
    • On weeks there is no M&M or secondary lecture, an additional group OITE Review session will occur.