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Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery at RowanSOM offers integrated learning and patient care in a variety of communities throughout Southern New Jersey including rural, suburban and urban. Residents are exposed to a diverse rotation of specialty areas and are encouraged to attend additional conferences and presentations to suit their medical interests.

Rotations

The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program divides its operative and clinical experiences between our parent hospital, Jefferson Health New Jersey, and additional health systems throughout Southern New Jersey: Cooper University Hospital, Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. Throughout the program, residents are exposed to multiple facets of orthopedic surgery. The rotations provide exposure to both the outpatient and operative treatment of the patient with musculoskeletal issues while offering residents clinical experience with both academic and community orthopaedic surgeons.

Sample rotation schedules:

PGY-1

  • General Orthopaedics - 7 months
  • General Surgery - 1 month
  • Internal Medicine - 1 month
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - 1 month
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine - 1 month
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit - 2 months

PGY-2

  • Spine - 2 months
  • Adult Reconstruction - 4 months
  • General Orthopaedics - 4 months
  • Sports - 2 months

PGY-3

  • Foot & Ankle - 2 months
  • Shoulder/Elbow - 2 months
  • Hand - 2 months
  • Trauma - 2 months
  • Pediatrics - 4 months

PGY-4

  • Foot & Ankle - 2 months
  • Spine - 2 months
  • Trauma - 2 months
  • Oncology - 2 months
  • Pediatrics - 2 months
  • Elective - 2 months
 

PGY-5

  • General Orthopaedics - 2months
  • Adult Reconstruction - 2 months
  • Hand - 2 months
  • Shoulder/Elbow - 2 months
  • Sports - 2 months
  • Elective - 2 months

Please download the Rotation Orientation Packet for detailed information.

 

Rotation Orientation Packet

Conferences and Didactics

We offer countless opportunities to increase knowledge and improve skills throughout your residency. Conferences and didactics continue throughout the year and are always evolving. Residents play an active role, both in presentations and the education of medical students who rotate through the orthopaedic service. A variety of orthopaedic topics, as well as OITE in-service and Board Exam preparation, are covered during the weekly and monthly programs:
  • Monday Evening Conference - weekly
  • Friday Morning Conference - weekly
  • Grand Rounds - weekly
  • Journal Cubs - monthly

Topics offered throughout the year include, but are not limited to: Spinal Cord Injury and Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury; Pediatric Spondylolisthesis, Spondylosis; Paget's Disease; Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot & Ankle; Peroneal & Other Tendon Injuries; Neuromuscular Disorders; and Ewing's Sarcoma.

View the 2020-2021 Schedule!