Daily protected teaching time is a mainstay of our program, our dedication to daily education has led to exceptional OITE scores, 96-100 percentiles for the past five years.

  • Senior resident led review: Tuesday – Thursday from 6:30 – 7 a.m.
  • Daily protected didactic conference for all orthopaedic residents: 7 – 8 a.m.
  • Monday morning trauma conference
  • Monthly Morbidity, Mortality and Management (M&M&M) conference (a Geisinger only conference)
  • Anatomic specimen
    • Prepared by PGY1 residents, as part of the fall curriculum and led by subspecialty staff, this conference includes extensile dissections to review relevant anatomy and describe the surgical approaches that are performed.
  • Orthopaedic Knowledge Update (OKU) revie
  • Bioskills lab
    • Arthroscopy towers
    • Saw bone
    • Anatomic specimen
  • Journal club
    • The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery review
    • Journal of the AAOS review

Conferences
As a surgical specialty with constant advancements, both technically and technologically, we encourage our residents to take part in yearly conferences to enhance knowledge, improve skills and overall performance. This, in turn, improves the care these residents provide to their patients.

PGY-1: AO Basic Principles of Fracture Management
PGY-2: Orthopaedic Trauma Association – Resident Course
PGY-3: International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium
PGY-4: Florida Keys Musculoskeletal Oncology Course
PGY-5: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting