Orthopaedic Research and Basic Science

Research is an integral part of the training during the orthopaedic residency. In the PGY 2, residents are given a one day orientation to research and then a two-month rotation to define a research topic and identify a mentor. In PGY 2 and PGY 3, the details of the project are further refined and data collection accomplished. As a PGY 4, each resident is given two months to finalize their research project. Residents who are fortunate enough to have completed all of their research requirements, use this time for additional basic science study as well as augmenting their residency education by spending time on an elective service of their choice. This rotation adds an element of flexibility to the residency program and allows each resident to "customize" their training experience. While on the research rotation, the residents have no night call responsibilities.  During this rotation the resident is also expected to dissect a cadaver and attend pathology conferences.

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