Curriculum - 5 Years

 PGY 1:

The first year of the program the resident will complete the following rotations, primarily at South Pointe Hospital:

  • Anesthesia (one (1) month)
  • Adult Reconstruction at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus (two (2) months)
  • Emergency Medicine (one (1) month)
  • General Surgery (one (1) month)
  • Internal Medicine  (one (1) month)
  • Medical Intensive Care (one (1) month)
  • Orthopedics (four (4) months)  
  • Vascular Surgery (one (1) month)

PGY 2:

  • South Pointe Hospital Orthopaedic service  - six (6) months. Residents will spend time in the physician offices of Drs. Hampton, Masin, Krahe, McLaughlin, and Cereijo, evaluating patients and developing treatment plans under the supervision of the osteopathic faculty. They will be assigned first call for the emergency room. They will assist in surgical cases at the affiliate hospitals such as Hillcrest Hospital, a high volume Level II trauma center, and the Twinsburg Family Health Surgery Center.
  • The second year residents take responsibility for organization of the weekly Fracture Conference. They will present chosen cases and lead discussions with the students, residents and faculty. During this year they will begin to have responsibility in the teaching of the medical students assigned to orthopaedic surgery. 
  • Main Campus Cleveland Clinic Orthopedic Pediatrics service - two (2) months. Residents work under the guidance of Drs. Goodwin, Kuivila, Gurd, Young and Ballock. Residents will learn the finer points of pediatric orthopedic care. 
  • Spine Surgery at Hillcrest Hospital - two (2) months. Residents work alongside Drs. Butler and Benzil.
  • Orthopaedic surgery at Hillcrest Hospital - two (2) months. Residents will work under Drs. Billow and Bloomfield where there is exposure to trauma, and adult reconstruction.
  • Residents will take part in the AO Basic course sponsored by AO North America. This course reviews internal fixation devices.

PGY 3:

During this year the residents assume more responsibility for the office, floor and surgical patients. 

  • Hillcrest Hospital inpatient Orthopaedic service - two (2) months. Residents work under Drs. Billow and Bloomfield where there is exposure to trauma, and adult reconstruction. 
  • South Pointe Hospital - six (6) months. Residents spend time in the physician offices of Drs. Hampton, Masin, Krahe, McLaughlin and Cereijo evaluating patients and developing treatment plans under the supervision of the osteopathic faculty.
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic service at Akron Children's Hospital - two (2) months. Residents will be exposed to the full variety Pediatric Orthopaedic  Surgery. They will also take call at their Level I emergency department.
  • Residents continue with first call for the emergency room. They assist in surgical cases at the affiliate hospitals (Hillcrest, South Pointe) and surgery center (Twinsburg). 
  • The PGY 3 resident will be responsible to complete the ATLS certification during this year.
  • The resident attends the Boston Orthopedic Path Course sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/ Harvard Medical School held in the spring of each year.

PGY 4:

The PGY 4 year will provide the resident with the opportunity to work and learn from various subspecialty orthopedic physicians.

  • Orthopaedic trauma in Lakewood, Colorado with the Panoramic Orthopedic group - three (3) months. The resident covers heavy volume  Level 1 trauma center under several trauma-trained orthopaedic surgeons including Drs. McNair, Patel, Grossman, Rowland and Deol. Housing is provided including food at the hospital.     
  • Main Campus Cleveland Clinic Orthopedic Pediatrics service - two (2) months. Residents work under the guidance of Drs. Goodwin, Kuivila, Gurd, Young, and Ballock. 
  • Hands/Upper extremity rotation at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus -  two (2) months. Resident works with fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons including Drs. Joseph Styron, Steven Maschke, and William Seitz.
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus - two (2) months. Residents work with Drs. Mesko and Nystrom.
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine - two (2) months. Residents work a wide-variety of orthopaedic sports surgeons including Drs.  
  • Elective rotations: the resident has a one (1) month elective of their choice within the Cleveland Clinic hospital system and affiliates
  • Attendance at the annual AOAO meeting is required at least once during the residency and is usually attended during the fourth year. 

PGY 5:

  • The final 12-months is spent entirely at South Pointe hospital and it's affiliate hospitals (Main Campus, Hillcrest Hospital and Twinsburg Surgery Center). 
  • The fifth year residents share the chief resident responsibilities.  This includes scheduling the morning didactic lectures, call, skills labs, journal clubs, and medical student rotations. 
  • Residents primarily cover cases with Drs. Hampton, Masin, Krahe, McLaughlin and Cereijo cases in conjunction with the assigned resident. 
  • PY 5 provide backup call for junior residents and take call with interns on service. 
  • They attend the AAOS Board review course in April to prepare for their final exam.   

 

 

 

 

 

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