Overview

The program receives its primary direction from Residency Program Chairman, Rahul Vaidya, M.D., and Residency Program Director, Paul Dougherty, M.D. Both are part of the Orthopaedic Research and Education committee that comprises the primary faculty leadership, including Dr. Jeff Flynn (Providence Hospital/Research), Dr. Todd Frush (Providence Hospital), Dr. Stephen Lemos (Detroit Surgery Hospital), Dr. Bryan Little (Detroit Receiving Hospital), Dr. Bryant Oliphant (Detroit Receiving Hospital), Dr. David Markel (Providence Hospital) and Dr. Walid Yassir (Children's Hospital of Michigan).

Mission

We have only one mission - quality education of Orthopaedic residents.

Didactic Teaching


Clinical Orthopaedic Lectures:
Every Wednesday, 7:00 a.m.
Some of these are outside lecturers from other institutions. More often, these lecturers are faculty of the Program.

Resident Case Presentations:
Every other Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.
This generally is taught from computer-to-screen projection. The cases are discussed by faculty, and typically several faculty are present.

Basic Science Lectures:
Second Wednesday of month, 10:00 a.m.
Faculty give a basic science or core-curriculum lecture.

Morbidity and Mortality Conferences:
Monthly (varies by hospital), 7:00 a.m.
All cases of mortality are presented. Any morbidities may be presented. This forum provides a critical evaluation of complications and invites our colleagues to criticize rather aggressively.

Traumatology Sawbones Surgical Skills Labs:
Weekly, 6:00-9:00 pm
We focus on two to four orthopaedic implants. We begin with a PowerPoint presentation that gives the biomechanics and material science background for the implants and then use them at several workstations to fix simulated fractures on sawbones' models of the pelvis and long bones.

Sports Journal Club:
Second Thursday of month, 7:00 p.m.
Attendance is required by every resident who is in town, with exceptions made only for emergencies and in-house call. Faculty attendance typically is a minimum of four, and occasionally up to six. Discussion of the journal articles does include their content, but also their methodology. A good deal of discussion is devoted to statistics, such as the meaning of significance, randomization, power, bias, etc.

Journal Club:
Third Thursday of month, 7:00 p.m.
Eight residents present recently-published journal articles relevant to orthopaedic surgery practices.  Attendance is required by every resident who is in town, with exceptions made only for emergencies and in-house call. Faculty attendance typically is a minimum of six, and occasionally up to ten. Discussion of the journal articles does include their content, but also their methodology. A good deal of discussion is devoted to statistics, such as the meaning of significance, randomization, power, bias, etc.

Providence Hospital Educational Conference:
Every Thursday, 7:30 a.m.
For the residents assigned to Providence, there is a morning conference held by the Providence Orthopaedic education director.

DMC Surgery Hospital Educational Conference:
Every Thursday, 7:00 a.m.
For residents assigned to Sports Orthopaedic rotations at the DMC Surgery Hospital, there is a morning conference, typically run by the Sports medicine fellows.

Children's Hospital Pediatric Orthopaedic Topic Conferences:
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 6:30 a.m.
For the residents assigned to the pediatric Orthopaedic rotation, the residents attend conferences supervised by Dr. Walid Yassir. This conference consists of a rotating topic schedule for which the residents prepare, by text and literature review, for discussion in Socratic format.

Children's Hospital Pediatric Surgical Case Presentations:
Every Monday, 6:30 a.m.
For the residents assigned to the pediatric Orthopaedic rotation, preoperative and postoperative cases and x-rays are reviewed. Residents are required to present 1 surgical case per month.

Detroit Receiving Hospital Surgical Case Presentations:
Every Friday, 6:30 a.m.
For the residents assigned to the trauma Orthopaedic rotation, preoperative and postoperative cases and x-rays are reviewed. Residents are required to present 1 surgical case per month.

 

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  • Phone:
    (313) 966 8013 /
              Fax: 966 8400
  • Email:
    TDavis9@dmc.org
  • Address:
    4201 St. Antoine St
    Detroit, MI 48067
    USA