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Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Didactic

Master
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The fellows attend the following conferences during the entire year:

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Weekly Conferences

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All hand fellows are expected and required to attend the following:

  • Hand Surgery Case Conference - Mondays 6:30-7:30 a.m.
  • Hand Journal Club - Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 a.m.
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Additional Conferences

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All hand fellows are expected to attend only as it relates to the field of hand surgery:

  • Resident Basic Science and Subspecialty Lecture - Wednesdays 6:15-7:45 a.m.
  • Orthopedic Grand Rounds - Fridays 6:30-7:30 a.m.
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Educational Meetings

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The fellowship provides funds for the hand fellows to attend at least one national educational conference during the fellowship training year. The fellowship will support attendance of residents to make oral presentations at scientific meetings at the program director’s and department chair’s discretion.

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Conferences/Lectures/Seminars

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Attendance is required for the following: Orthopedic Grand Rounds/ Weekly, Orthopedic Journal Club/Weekly, Hand Surgery Conference/ Weekly, Hand Surgery Case Conference/Weekly, AM Teaching Conferences relating to specialty, and visiting Lectureships.

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Problem Case Management Conference

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Time: 6:30 a.m. (Tuesday)
Location: Conference Suite #2700 (St. Luke’s Medical Tower)

Attendance is by the two residents assigned to the hand service (one orthopedic and one plastic surgery), four hand fellows, faculty, and other interested persons (medical students, hand therapists, rotating residents). Fellows are assigned to each conference with a designated moderating faculty. Online sources are available with prior clinical management cases, but cases are also selected at the discretion of the moderating attending. Questions may also be selected from prior self-assessment examinations as a springboard to discussion of clinical problems. The case management follows the recently presented topics in the core curriculum Monday conference series.

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Other Conferences and Seminars

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A variety of local and regional conferences of hand specialty interest are given at the Medical Center throughout the year. However, these conferences do not necessarily occur at predictable times. Cadaver dissection and bioskills laboratories specifically for joint replacement surgery occur periodically. The Shriners Hospital has an annual conference on orthopedic problems and Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center also is the venue for an annual regional hand therapy conference at which attendings provide lectures and hand fellows also contribute lectures to that regional conference.

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Morbidity and Mortality Conference

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Time: 6:30 a.m. (Friday, monthly)
Location: Conference Suite 11D.A/B (Baylor Clinic, 6620 Main St.)

While on the Ben Taub Hospital rotation, the Fellow attends the monthly M&M conference in which hand surgery is presented as one of the specific services. At that time, the fellow develops an understanding of peer review, an ability to accept self-criticism, and particularly to learn from past experiences.

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Core Curriculum Didactic Hand Conference/Journal Club

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Time: 6:30 a.m. (Monday)
Location: CO74 (Cooley Auditorium)

Plastic surgery residents, hand fellows, rotating residents, medical students, hand therapist, hand faculty attend this conference. Attendance by fellows is mandatory. Presentation of a pre-selected topic is given by either a faculty member or a fellow.

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Hand Surgery Journal Club

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Time: 6:30 a.m. (Tuesday)
Location: Conference Suite #2700 (St. Luke’s Medical Tower)

On one Tuesday each month, the morning conference is specifically designated to hand surgery journal club. Articles are assigned to each of the hand Fellows and also to the orthopedic and plastic surgery residents on service. Additionally, a bibliography of selected classic references is provided to hand Fellows at the beginning of the year.

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National Meetings

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Fellows attend the annual scientific meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the Adrian Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference.

Immediately upon starting the fellowship, each Fellow must become a candidate member of the ASSH. These dues are paid by the department and a letter of recommendation is provided by the program director. This entitles the fellow to immediate subscription to the Journal of Hand Surgery and a variety of online privileges through the ASSH. These include a number of member benefits such as online journal club, online current citations, the young members’ forum, and a case management discussion forum.

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National Meetings

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Fellows attend the annual scientific meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the Adrian Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference.

Immediately upon starting the fellowship, each Fellow must become a candidate member of the ASSH. These dues are paid by the department and a letter of recommendation is provided by the program director. This entitles the fellow to immediate subscription to the Journal of Hand Surgery and a variety of online privileges through the ASSH. These include a number of member benefits such as online journal club, online current citations, the young members’ forum, and a case management discussion forum.