National Conferences

The Department of Orthopaedics provides funding for each class of residents to attend one conference per year as follows:

PGY2 year: 

The annual AO Trauma Basic Techniques Conference provides extensive hands-on teaching of trauma principles with multiple sawbones labs.  The conference includes lectures by  national leaders in trauma surgery.

PGY3 year: 

Residents may attend a conference of their choice. In recent years, many residents have chosen to attend the Arthroscopy Association of North America sports medicine conference, which offers approximately 90% hands-on exposure to arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder. 

PGY4 year: 

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery national convention is one of the major annual orthopaedic conferences and covers all sub-specialties in the field. It also includes a full day of lectures dedicated to resident education and covering business practices such as contract negotiation, malpractice insurance, billing and coding, finding your first job, and marketing.

PGY5 year:

Residents attend either the Miller Review Course or the Maine Review Course to prepare for the written orthopaedic board exams.

Conference Presentations:

 If any of your research projects is accepted for a podium presentation at a national conference, the department will pay for your trip.