Orthopedic Didactic Program

The Orthopedic Surgery didactic program at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals consists of a full schedule of lectures, discussions, and review of Orthopedic basic sciences and clinical concepts. The program includes:

Weekly Education (5 hours/week)

July – November, OITE/orthopedic board preparation

Resident prepared lecture series utilizing Miller Review of Orthopedics, 5th Edition, Orthopedic Knowledge Update 10, AAOS OSAE practice questions/quizzes, and AAOS Comprehensive Orthopedic Review covering basic Orthopedic topics including:

  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Sports Medicine
  • Basic Science
  • Spine
  • Tumor
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hand
  • Pediatrics

Year - round education

  • Attending Orthopedic Surgeon prepared lectures with assigned readings
  • Current Orthopedic Journal Discussions
    • Meets minimally, every other month to review the preceding month's Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) and/or Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (JAAOS - Yellow Journal)
    • Proper critique of articles requires an understanding of a study's design, application of its statistical analysis and interpretation of its clinical significance.
  • Surgical technique training utilizing Sawbones
  • Monthly X-ray/Fracture conferences
  • Quarterly Morbidity and Mortality discussions
  • Cadaver Lab
    • Sessions held approximately twice weekly January through April/May. Residents are afforded the opportunity to review relative Orthopedic anatomy on a human form and to practice various surgical techniques/approaches.

Henry Ford Hospital Grand Rounds

Residents participate every Wednesday morning at HF Hospital Main Campus which frequently features visiting experts from across the United States. Grand rounds also include Morbidity and Mortality resident presentations on the first Wednesday of every month.

MSU statewide anatomy course

Requirement for all PGY-2 residents, a one-week anatomy course at Michigan State University utilizing Orthopedic and Radiology Attending physician lectures, cadaveric dissection, and arthroscopy training focusing on surgical exposures and Orthopedic relevant anatomy.

Detroit Orthopedic Academy meetings

Meetings are held every second Monday of the month September through May and include a 1-2 hour dinner meeting with nationally known speakers. Residents are welcomed and highly encouraged to attend.

Journal Club

Meets minimally, every other month to review the preceding month's Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and/or Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Proper critique of articles requires an understanding of a study's design, application of its statistical analysis and interpretation of its clinical significance.

Statewide campus system (OPTI) lectures

Residents attend a mandatory monthly lecture series featuring guest presentations by well-known experts in the orthopedic community. Each month focuses on a different major Orthopedic topic.