During the nine months spent at DHMC, the resident participates in both hospital inpatient and clinical outpatient services in general orthopaedics under the supervision of one of 20 full-time and two part-time faculty members. The outpatient clinics include subspecialties in Trauma and Joint Reconstruction, though there will always be a blended experience throughout the residency.
The PGY-2 resident is also responsible for first and second assistant duties within the operating room in both elective and emergency situations. Primary call for orthopaedics at DHMC is generally shared between PGY-2 and the PGY-3 residents. During your PGY-2, you will pick a faculty advisor/mentor and begin the process of selecting your required research project that will be presented in its final format during your PGY-5. You will work with your advisor/mentor on an ongoing basis to prepare for presentation and publication of a clinical or basic research project.