Orthopedic Surgery Residency Curriculum


Five-year Curriculum

 

PGY1:

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

  • Emergency Medicine (one (1) month)
  • Pediatrics: Akron Children's Medical Center (one (1) month)
  • General Surgery (one (1) month)
  • Family Medicine (one (1) month)
  • Internal Medicine  (two (2) months)
  • Vascular Surgery (one (1) month)
  • Orthopedics (five (5) months)  

PGY2:

The second year resident will spend eight (8) months on the South Pointe Hospital Orthopedic service. They will spend time in the physician offices of Dr. Hampton, Masin and Krahe, 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 (Hillcrest, South Pointe) and surgery centers (Twinsburg). 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 orthopedic surgery. 

Additionally, the will spend two (2) months with the Main Campus Cleveland Clinic Orthopedic Pediatrics service.  Under the guidance of Dr. Goodwin, Kuivila, Gurd, Ballock and Saluan, they learn the finer points of pediatric orthopedic care. 

Finally, they will spend two (2) consecutive months running the Hillcrest Hospital inpatient orthopedic service with Dr. Billow, Bloomfield, and Mesko where there is exposure to trauma, joint replacement, and orthopedic oncology. 

The PGY2 resident will be responsible to complete the ATLS certification during this year. They will also take part in the AO Basic course sponsored by AO North America. This course reviews internal fixation devices. The Prosthetic and Orthotic Course is held in March during this year, which is sponsored by OUCOM/CORE and is mandatory for all OGME 2 residents.    

 

PGY3:

During this year the residents assume more responsibility for the office, floor and surgical patients.  The year begins where their second year left off, spending two (2) months with Hillcrest Hospital inpatient orthopedic service under Dr. Billow, Bloomfield, and Mesko where there is exposure to trauma, joint replacement, and orthopedic oncology. 

They return to South Pointe for a total of eight (8) months where they spend time in the physician offices of Dr. Hampton, Masin and Krahe, evaluating patients and developing treatment plans under the supervision of the osteopathic faculty. They 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 remaining two (2) months is spent on the spine service of Dr. Eppig at Hillcrest Hospital. 

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.

 

PGY4:

This year the resident will spend the entire twelve month period on out-rotations. This will provide the resident with the opportunity to work and learn from subspecialty orthopedic physicians.

  • Orthopedic trauma in Denver Colorado with the Panoramic Orthopedic group, covering various hospitals. This is a three (3) month rotation
    • Housing is provided along with included food at the hospital
    • Dr. Rowland, Patel, Desai, McNair, Lammens, Deol 
  • Pediatric Orthopedic is completed at the Cleveland Clinic during this two (2) month rotation
    • Dr. Goodwin, Kuivila, Gurd, Ballock and Saluan
    • Offices range throughout all Cleveland Clinic locations 
  • Hands/Upper extremity rotations is completed with the Hand service.  The resident spends a total of two (2) months on this rotation.
    • Dr. William Seitz a staff physician at Lutheran Hospital
    • Dr. Maschke and Dr. Evans at the Cleveland Clinic
  • Spine is completed at Hillcrest Hospital for two (2) months
    • Dr. Eppig
  • Elective rotations: the resident has three (3) months for an electives of their choice within the Cleveland Clinid hospital system and affiliates

Attendance to the annual AOAO meeting is required at least once during the residency and is usually attended during this fourth year. 

 

PGY5:

The last twelve months is spent entirely at South Pointe hospital and it's affiliate hospitals (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.  They primarily cover all of Dr. Hampton, Masin and Krahe cases in conjunction with the assigned resident.  They 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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