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Curriculum

1st year— 4 mths General Ortho, 1 mth ICU, 1mth FP, 1 mth General Surgery, 1 mth Internal Medicine, 1 mth Plastic Surgery, 1 mth ER, 1 mth Radiology/ PMR 
2nd year— AO Basic Fracture Course, 6 mths General Orthopedics, 2 mths Adult Reconstruction, 2 mths Spine, 2 mths Hand/UE Surgery 
3rd year— ATLS certification, 5 mths General Ortho, 1 mth elective, 1 mth Adult Reconstruction, 2 mths Spine, 2 mths Hand/UE Surgery, 1 mth Foot & Ankle 
4th year— 4 mths Ped Ortho at Atlanta Scottish Rite, 4 mths General Ortho, 3 mths Ortho Trauma at Hershey Medical Ctr., 1 mth elective , AOAO Conference 
5th year— 5 mth General Ortho, 1 mth Adult Reconstruction, 1 mth UE/Hand, 4 mth Outpt. Ortho Clinic & 1 mth Office Orthopedics 

Didactic Teaching Programs

  • Cadaver
  • Dissection Lab
  • Skills Lab
  • Weekly journal clubs including Video Journal Club
  • Sawbones
  • Journal Reviews
  • Weekly Orthopedic Education day
  • Fracture Conferences
  • Monthly teaching programs
    • Orthopedic Grand Rounds twice a month
    • Radiology Conference
    • Cancer Conference
  • Orthopedic Clinic – Tues. & Thurs. from 9a.m.-12 noon which sees over 100 patients weekly.
  • Orthopedic Spine Conference presented by the PA Society for the Spine
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery & Neurosurgery Dept. is held every other month.