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Residents in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at IU School of Medicine participate in four hours of dedicated didactics weekly.

Conferences and Didactics

Weekly conferences

There are four hours of dedicated didactics weekly, which take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Skills Laboratory

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery holds a monthly SkillsLab during the Friday morning Fracture Conference.

Anatomy Conference

Anatomy Conference is incorporated into the Wednesday morning Grand Rounds Conference curriculum with two two-hour sessions for upper extremity, two two-hour sessions for lower extremity, and one two-hour session for spine each academic year.

Journal Club

The residency program holds journal club once per rotation, during which key scientific articles are reviewed and discussed.

Outside Courses

Residents will participate in national courses during PGY 2, PGY 3 and PGY 5.

Annual Department Conferences

In November, the department hosts the Richard E. Lindseth Pediatric Orthopaedic Lectureship with a visiting professor and presentations from pediatric orthopaedists in the community and the region. In June, the department hosts the Garceau-Wray Orthopaedic Lectures, with a visiting professor and presentations from each of the PGY 4 residents, as well as presentations by the Adult Reconstruction, Hand, Spine, Sports, and Trauma fellows.