Numerous conferences are regularly scheduled throughout the week that encourages both staff and resident interaction.
Daily: 6:30 – 6:45 am
- Trauma Review The residents, trauma attendings, and on call attending conduct a brief review of trauma cases from the previous night’s call. Handoffs can occur during this time, as well.
Mondays: 6:45 - 7:30 am
- Trauma Core Curriculum A one-year curriculum of trauma topics is presented in a brief didactic session followed by case presentations related to that week's topic.
Tuesdays: 6:45 - 7:30 am
- Rotating Conference
- A Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conference is held the first Tuesday of each month. Residents present cases to discuss complications that have occurred over the preceding month.
- Pathology conference is once a month. Oncology topics are presented based on a two-year curriculum.
- Journal Club is held monthly throughout the year. Senior residents assign articles for review to the resident and attending staff from various peer-reviewed journals.
- A Research-In-Progress (RIP) conference allows residents to present their ongoing research to attendings for advice on the progress of their work.
Wednesdays: 6:45 - 7:30 am
- Administrative/In-Training Review Meetings
- Week 1: Residents' Meeting - A time to review administrative updates, programmatic updates, policy changes, etc. This is also a time for residents to make recommendations for changes they would like to see in the program. Residents, faculty and program director attend.
- Week 2-5: Residents' OITE Preparation/OKU Review
Wednesdays: 6:30 - 8:30 pm (SPRING ONLY)
- Anatomy Dissection Laboratory Annual 10-week dissection covers the axial skeleton, upper extremity and lower extremity. Junior and senior residents are responsible on a weekly basis to provide the soft tissue dissection and the osteology discussion. (Thursday evenings in the spring)
Thursdays: 6:45 - 7:30 am
- Indications Conference (September-June) Subspecialty protected time allows attending staff and residents on each team to meet informally in small groups to review interesting cases from the prior week and go over indications for upcoming cases.
Fridays: 6:45 - 7:30 am and 7:30 - 8:30 am
- Grand Rounds Basic Science and clinical topics are presented throughout the year by residents, attendings, and guest lecturers.
- Core Curriculum A formal two-year orthopaedic curriculum given in didactic format by the attending staff at Dartmouth-Hitchcock to residents throughout the year. PowerPoint presentations, outlines and key articles for each topic are available to residents on the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Orthopaedic Residency internal website
- Dartmouth Orthopaedic Summer Institute (July and August) Topics necessary to handle acute orthopaedic problems, such as emergent care of hand injuries, evaluation of multiple trauma patients, recognition of compartment syndromes, pediatric emergencies, and evaluation of spinal cord injury patients. Focus of these lectures is the physical exam of the musculoskeletal system and is directed towards the incoming junior residents
Fridays: 8:45 - 11:00 am
- PGY-1 Bioskills Provide PGY-1 orthopaedic residents with fundamental training in the basic techniques of procedural orthopaedics outside of the OR through weekly teaching sessions with meaningful evaluation and feedback mechanisms using student-directed learning where available.