The Department of Orthopaedics provides funding for each class of residents to attend one conference per year as follows:
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.
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.
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.
Residents attend either the Miller Review Course or the Maine Review Course to prepare for the written orthopaedic board exams.
If any of your research projects is accepted for a podium presentation at a national conference, the department will pay for your trip.