Fellowship Education

Friday Morning Adult Recon Conference:

Every Friday morning at 7 am, a clinical conference is held in the 3rd floor conference room at the Hip and Knee Center. The Fellows are responsible for putting together pre-operative and post-operative cases for presentation. All cases are kept electronically in a database and catalogued by the Fellows. The conference is attended by all Hip and Knee Center Attending Surgeons, other OrthoCarolina and Community Surgeons with an interest in hip and knee arthroplasty, several PAs, and all industry representatives. The conference is 1 hour in duration. 

Fellows Lecture Series: Attached Example of Lecture Series Schedule:

Following the 7 am conference, there is a 1 hour didactic conference given by one of the Hip and Knee Center Attendings. It is mandatory for all of the Fellows to attend – this is protected time for the fellows. Each Attending will rotate through the schedule which reflects the annual curriculum. All topics covered in these lectures are associated with a reading list from OKU 3 – Hip and Knee Reconstruction. 

Product Exposure:

The first Friday of every month, in lieu of Fellows Lecture, one of the industry representative will spend time reviewing the produce on Primary or Revision Hip or Knee Arthroplasty. This will give fellows the opportunity to spend time evaluating and asking question about all arthroplasty products that are on the market. 

Core Curriculum Articles:

A collection of core article in Adult reconstruction has been formulated into a library of reading materials for fellows to have as a reference throughout the year. The fellows are expected to add to this collection as they see fit during the year to expand the library both for themselves, the attending as the new incoming fellows. 

Fellows Educational Opportunities: 

The fellows have multiple educational opportunities through out the year for education. Below are listed a few of the educational event for the fellows that occur during the fellowship year

John Insall Travelling Fellows Educational and Social Activities (October)

Visit to Dr. John Collier polyethylene implant at Dartmouth(October or Nov)

Adult Recon Journal Club (occur approx every 6 weeks)

Anderson Clinic Fellows Symposium

Educational Meetings:

  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • International Congress of Joint Replacement
  • Industry Plant Tours (Depuy, Stryker etc)

Fellows Graduation:

Fellows graduation is a special and exciting time of year for the current fellows and alumni. The two day event held in July is a combination of didactic and social events. Each current fellow will present their research from the current year. In addition, a distinguished visiting professor will spend time both lecturing and in the operating room with the current fellows. Past visiting professors have included: Thomas Thornhill, Chit Ranawat, Larry Dorr, Aaron Rosenberg.