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Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program and Rotations in UPMC in South Central Pa.

The rotations for UPMC Pinnacle's Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program include:

PGY-1

  • All PGY-1 blocks are 4 weeks in length
  • Orthopaedic skills boot camp
  • 6 blocks General Orthopaedics
  • 1 block ICU
  • 1 block Family Practice/Sports Medicine
  • 1 block General Surgery
  • 1 block Internal Medicine
  • 1 block Plastic Surgery Hershey Medical Center
  • 1 block Musculoskeletal Radiology Hershey Medical Center
  • 1 block Emergency Department

PGY-2

  • 20 weeks at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Adult Recon, Sports Medicine, Spine, Hand
  • 6-7 weeks Night Float
  • 13 weeks UPMC Pinnacle West Shore Adult Recon, Sports Medicine, Spine, Hand
  • 18 weeks  UPMC Pinnacle Community General Adult Recon, Sports Medicine, Spine, Hand
  • AO Basic Fracture Course
  • Dedicated Research Days

PGY-3

  • ATLS certification
  • 2 weeks Night Float
  • 5 months General Orthopaedics with fellowship trained specialists in Sports Medicine, Spine, Adult recon, Hand and Upper Extremity
  • 12 weeks at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Adult Recon, Sports Medicine, Spine, Hand
  • 6 weeks West Shore Hospital - Adult Recon, Sports Medicine, Spine, Hand
  • 13 weeks Pediatric Orthopaedics at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dedicated Research Days
  • 1 month Elective Optional
  • 6 weeks Adult Reconstruction
  • 6 weeks Hand/UE Surgery

PGY-4

  • AOAO Conference
  • 13 weeks Pediatric Orthopaedics at Atlanta Scottish Rite, Atlanta GA
  • General Orthopaedics with fellowship trained specialists in Sports Medicine, Spine, Adult recon, Hand and Upper Extremity
  • 13 weeks Orthopaedic Trauma at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA 
  • 1 month Foot and Ankle at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dedicated Research Days

PGY-5 (Chief)

  • AOA Conference
  • 5 months General Orthopaedics with fellowship trained specialists in Sports Medicine, Spine, Adult recon, Hand and Upper Extremity
  • 2 months Adult Reconstruction
  • 10 weeks Senior Service
  • 10 weeks Adult Reconstruction and Oncology 

Didactic Teaching Programs

Designed to give you a complete and robust education in orthopaedic surgery, our didactic teaching programs include:

  • Cadaver Dissection, Anatomy, Approaches
  • Cadaver Lab
  • Orthopaedic Skills lab
  • Sawbones in conjunction with Synthes/Zimmer
  • Weekly Inpatient Fracture conferences and review with attendings

Our weekly programs include:

  • Daily Morning Education
  • Weekly Preoperative Conference
  • Weekly attending literature review
  • Weekly afternoon orthopaedic education - Comprehensive Topic Review
  • Weekly Orthopaedic OITE (Orthopaedic In-service Training Exam) questions

Our monthly programs include:

  • Orthopaedic grand rounds (twice a month)
  • Sports Medicine Journal Club
  • Adult Reconstruction Journal Club
  • M & M (Morbidity and Mortality)

Additional conferences include:

First year
: Frassica - Orthopaedic Pathology Review Course

Second year: AO Basic Fracture Coarse, Frassica - Orthopaedic Pathology Review Course

Third Year: ATLS certification, Frassica - Orthopaedic Pathology Review Course, plus one elective course

Fourth Year: AOAO Conference, Frassica - Orthopaedic Pathology Review Course, plus one elective course

Fifth Year: AAOS Conference, Board Review course of choice, plus one elective course

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