Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Rotations

R-1

First year orthopaedic residents are under the control of the program director. The rotations follow the requirements outlined by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

First year residents complete six months of orthopaedics. Rotations include:

 

  • Orthopaedic Trauma (3 months)
    • Preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative poly-trauma orthopaedic care
    • An additional month of orthopaedic trauma will be spent as a night float seeing consults and covering on-call surgery cases under the supervision of more experienced residents
  • Hand Surgery (1 month)
    • Surgical management of hand pathology including trauma and elective cases
  • Spine Surgery (1 month)
    • Surgical management of acute and chronic cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine pathology

 

General surgery rotations include: trauma, surgical intensive care, plastic surgery/burns and vascular. A single rotation will be within internal medicine/infectious diseases.


R-2

 

Second year residents complete rotations in 3 month blocks. Second year residents gain surgical experience and exposure in a variety of specialties including Hand, Sports Medicine, and Adult Reconstruction. Rotations include:

 

  • Hand Surgery
    • Residents: R1, R2, R4
    • Surgical experience includes:
      • Hand surgery trauma
      • Elective hand surgery in outpatient surgery center
      • Microsurgery
    • Clinic experience
      • Hand surgery
    • Call
      • Miami Valley junior call pool (in-house call)
      • Miami Valley South call pool (weekend cases)

 

  • Dayton VA Medical Center
    • Residents: R1, R2, R4
    • Surgical experience includes:
      • Adult reconstruction surgery
      • Hand surgery
    • Clinic experience
      • Adult reconstruction surgery
      • Hand surgery
      • Foot and Ankle surgery
    • Call
      • VA call pool (home call)

 

  • Miami Valley South Hospital
    • Residents: R2, R4/5
    • Surgical experience includes:
      • Focus: Adult reconstruction surgery
      • Orthopaedic trauma surgery
      • Orthopaedic sports medicine
    • Call
      • Miami Valley junior call pool (in-house call)
      • Miami Valley South call pool (weekend cases)

 

 

  • Atrium Medical Center
    • Residents: R2, R5
    • Surgical experience includes:
      • Orthopaedic Sports medicine
      • Adult reconstruction surgery
      • Orthopaedic trauma surgery
    • Call
      • Miami Valley junior call pool (in-house call)
      • Atrium Medical Center call pool (weekend cases)

 


R-3

 

Third year residents complete rotations in 3 month blocks. Third year of residency comes with an increase in surgical experience and also involves the first of two pediatric rotations. Third year residents gain experience running a service on the Spine and Foot and Ankle rotations as they transition to become senior residents. Rotations include:

 

  • Dayton Children’s Hospital
    • Residents: R3, R4
    • Surgical experience includes:
      • Orthopaedic pediatric surgery
      • Orthopaedic pediatric spine surgery
    • Clinic experience
      • Orthopaedic pediatric surgery
      • Myelomeningocele clinic
      • Cerebral palsy clinic
    • Call
      • Dayton Children’s call pool (home call)

 

  • Foot and Ankle
    • Residents: R3
    • Mentorship model for R3
    • Surgical experience includes:
      • Foot and ankle surgery
    • Clinic experience
      • Foot and Ankle surgery
      • Referral management for amputations, orthotics, prosthetics, etc.
    • Call
      • Miami Valley junior call pool (in-house call)
      • Miami Valley South call pool (weekend cases)

 

  • Orthopaedic Trauma
    • Residents: R1, R3, R5
      • 1 orthopaedic trauma fellow (R6)
    • Surgical experience includes:
      • Busiest Level I Trauma Center Emergency Department in Ohio
      • Acute trauma management
      • Post-traumatic reconstruction
    • Clinic experience
      • Orthopaedic trauma surgery
    • Call
      • Miami Valley junior call pool (in-house call)

 

  • Spine surgery
    • Residents: R1, R3
    • Surgical experience includes:
      • Spine trauma surgery
      • Spine deformity surgery
    • Clinic experience
      • Private spine surgery office
      • Indigent spine care clinic
    • Call
      • Miami Valley junior call pool (in-house call)
      • Miami Valley South call pool (weekend cases)

 


R-4

 

Fourth year residents complete rotations in 3 month blocks. Fourth and fifth year residents do not take in-house call. The resident often follows the Attending one-on-one in the private office and in operating room functioning as a chief resident with progressively-increasing responsibilities to prepare for the fifth year of training. Rotations include:

 

  • Hand Surgery
    • Residents: R1, R2, R4
    • All hand surgeons are fellowship-trained and have a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in hand surgery.
    • Surgical experience includes:
      • Hand surgery trauma
      • Elective hand surgery in outpatient surgery center
      • Microsurgery
      • Orthopaedic oncology surgery once per month
    • Clinic experience
      • Hand surgery
    • Call
      • Miami Valley senior call pool (home call)
      • Miami Valley South call pool (weekend cases)

 

  • Dayton Children’s Hospital
    • Residents: R3, R4
    • Surgical experience includes:
      • Orthopaedic pediatric surgery
      • Orthopaedic pediatric spine surgery
    • Clinic experience
      • Orthopaedic pediatric surgery
      • Myelomeningocele clinic
      • Cerebral palsy clinic
    • Call
      • Dayton Children’s call pool (home call)

 

  • Dayton VA Medical Center
    • Residents: R1, R2, R4
    • Surgical experience includes:
      • Adult reconstruction surgery
      • Hand surgery
    • Clinic experience
      • Adult reconstruction surgery
      • Hand surgery
      • Foot and Ankle surgery
    • Call
      • VA call pool (home call)

 

  • Miami Valley South Hospital
    • Residents: R2, R4, R5
    • Mentorship model for R4
    • Surgical experience includes:
      • Focus: Sports medicine (shoulder and elbow)
      • Adult reconstruction surgery
      • Orthopaedic trauma surgery
      • Sports medicine (knee arthroscopy)
    • Clinic experience
      • Shoulder and elbow surgery
    • Call
      • Miami Valley senior call pool (home call)
      • Miami Valley South call pool (weekend cases)

R-5/Chief Resident

 

Fifth year residents complete rotations in 3 month blocks. The chief resident supervises the junior residents and advanced practice practitioners on respective services. Chiefs are also responsible for presenting the Ortho Trauma Review each month at the Grand Rounds on Wednesday. Rotations include:

 

 

  • Miami Valley South Hospital
    • Residents: R2, R4, R5
    • Mentorship Model for R5
    • Surgical experience includes:
      • Focus: Knee arthroscopy and knee reconstruction
      • Orthopaedic trauma surgery
      • Orthopaedic sports medicine
    • Call
      • Miami Valley senior call pool (home call)
      • Miami Valley South call pool (weekend cases)

 

 

  • Atrium Medical Center
    • Residents: R2, R5
    • Surgical experience includes:
      • Orthopaedic Sports medicine
      • Adult reconstruction surgery
      • Orthopaedic trauma surgery
    • Call
      • Miami Valley senior call pool (home call)
      • Atrium Medical Center call pool (weekend cases)

 

  • Orthopaedic Trauma
    • Residents: R1, R3, R5
      • 1 orthopaedic trauma fellow (R6)
    • Surgical experience includes:
      • Busiest Level I Trauma Center Emergency Department in Ohio
      • Acute trauma management
      • Post-traumatic reconstruction
    • Clinic experience
      • Orthopaedic trauma surgery
    • Call
      • Miami Valley senior call pool (home call)

 

  • Miami Valley South Hospital
    • Residents: R2, R4, R5
    • Mentorship Model for R5
    • Surgical experience includes:
      • Focus: Arthoscopy and reconstruction shoulder and elbow
      • Adult reconstruction surgery
      • Orthopaedic trauma surgery
      • Sports medicine (knee arthroscopy)
    • Clinic experience
      • Shoulder and elbow surgery
    • Call
      • Miami Valley senior call pool (home call)
      • Miami Valley South call pool (weekend cases)

 

Last edited on 10/11/2019.