Didactics 
 
 
 
 

Dr Kane speaking

DIDACTICS

Here at Atlanta Medical Center resident education is one of the many strong points of the program.  The nature and breadth of resident exposure at AMC’s program requires our residents to be dispersed throughout the city of Atlanta allowing them to work with many of our world class faculty.  Our didactics are attended and delivered by a host of well-recognized experts in all eight subspecialities of orthopedics.

Monday
Atlanta Medical Center

  • 6:30 – 7:20 a.m. – X-ray Trauma Rounds (Weekend Review)

Scottish Rite Hospital

  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Pre-op conference, review cases for the week. Residents are expected to present their cases for the week to the entire group. The resident is expected to prepare for questions about the cases.

Tuesday
Atlanta Medical Center

  • 6:30 – 7:20 a.m. – X-ray Trauma Rounds
  • 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Didactic Lectures

Wednesday
Atlanta Medical Center

  • 6:30 – 7:20 a.m. – X-ray Trauma Rounds
  • 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
    • 1st Wednesday of each month – Trauma Journal Club
    • 2nd Wednesday of each month – Orthopaedic Surgery Department Meeting/Case Presentations
    • 3rd Wednesday of each month – M & M
    • 4th/5th Wednesday of each month – Review cases, lectures, pathology/Chair’s Conference

Scottish Rite Hospital

  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Core conference lecture by attendings, fellows, or residents

Thursday
Atlanta Medical Center

  • 6:30 – 7:20 a.m. – X-ray Trauma Rounds

Oncology

  • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Tumor Board – Review future and past cases with multiple disciplines including orthopedics, pathology, hematology/oncology, radiation oncology, radiology and general surgery

Scottish Rite Hospital

  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Rotating Thursday Conferences including Radiology, Hand Conference, Pathology Conference and Indications Conference.

Friday
Atlanta Medical Center

  • 6:30 – 7:20 a.m. – X-ray Trauma Rounds
  • 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Cadaveric Surgical Skills Laboratory/Lecture or
  • 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Didactics/Lectures

Scottish Rite Hospital

  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Post-operative conference, review all the previous weeks’ cases. Residents are expected to prepare for and present these cases.

Other
Hand

  • Journal Club - 2 times per year, led by Dr. Gary Lourie and attended by all hand attendings.
  • Pediatric Hand Conference – Dr. Peljovich lectures on pediatric orthopaedics once a month at Scottish Rite Hospital.

Scottish Rite Hospital

  • Journal Club – Held once a month

Sports Medicine

  • Sports Medicine Journal Club – Once a month with Dr. Kane/Dr. Gillogly
  • Clinical Topics – discussed at length before clinic/surgery and during clinic/surgery, based on readings from sports medicine texts and multiple research articles.

Adult Reconstruction

  • Monthly Journal Club.

Research
The residents have regular interactions with Dr. Ganey regarding research opportunities. In particular technologies that afford opportunities to engage and review innovations in regenerative medicine are a key focus. Genetic diagnostics, cell-based therapeutics, and novel biomaterials have been identified as key areas of translational medicine initiatives.

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