The New York Medical College Residency Program maintains a curriculum for teaching residents the basics of orthopaedics in all of the subspecialty areas. The content is directed by the residency Program Director, service chiefs, and chief residents. There are four hours of protected conference activity each Monday and daily lectures from 7:15 to 8:00 am, Tuesday through Friday. Attending staff oversee and coordinate conferences.
Teaching Conferences Include:
Monday Conferences: Monday mornings are protected times for educational activities. On a monthly alternating schedule, conferences include multidisciplinary trauma, combined orthopaedic/neurosurgery spine, and morbidity and mortality. Throughout the year residents participate in fracture conference, basic science lectures, anatomy lab, pathology conference, and OITE review. Additionally, invited professionals lecture on medico-legal issues, ethics and professionalism, medical devices, and product and implant demonstration.
Daily Subspecialty Conferences: Each subspecialty follows a yearly curriculum presented on a specific day of the week. Curriculum topics include trauma, spine, joints, foot and ankle, pediatrics, hand, and sports.
Grand Rounds: Each year several invited speakers are hosted by the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Courses and Conferences
Courses: Each year residents attend national courses and conferences with departmental support.