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Eugene R. Mindell, MD Orthopaedic Residency Scientific Program

Our residents benefit from the rich experience of presenting their research projects in a formal setting.

The Eugene R. Mindell, MD, Orthopaedic Residency Scientific Program is the graduation ceremony for our residents

Learn from Guest Speakers’ Expertise

We invite a guest lecturer to speak at each ceremony, giving our trainees yet another exposure to a renowned orthopaedics expert. We’ve hosted multiple speakers from the Mayo Clinic, as well as guests from the Georgia Orthopaedic Trauma Institute and the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Present Interesting Cases and Research

The ceremony is a two-day event that takes place in June. As a trainee in our residency program, you’ll spend the first day presenting interesting cases and watching your peers’ presentations. These presentations will align with our guest lecturer’s field of interest.

If you complete a research project in the academic year leading up to the graduation ceremony, you’ll present your project on the second day of the graduation event.

Presenting your work is a prerequisite for graduation. First- through fourth-year residents present, and fifth-year residents may present if necessary.

We hold annual practice presentations in May, giving you the opportunity to feel well-prepared for the graduation presentation.

In addition to residents, we invite trainees from our hand and upper extremity fellowship, adult reconstructive fellowship and orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship to present.

Variety of Topics

Trainees’ presentation titles have included:

  • Pedicle Screw Placement in Pediatric Scoliosis Surgery
  • Polyethylene Thickness in Obese Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients 
  • Outcomes of Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty after Dislocation
  • Corrosion Properties of Magnesium Alloy in Osteogenic Media
  • Timing of Fracture Care: the Role of Damage Control Orthopaedics 
  • Ten Year Follow-Up on Hip Resurfacing
  • Development of a System to Utilize Residents to Track Follow-Up Care of Orthopaedic Patients Seen in an Urban Hospital Emergency Room
  • Operative versus Non-Operative Management of Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures 
  • Biomechanical Effects of a Horizontal Medial Meniscus Tear with Leaflet Resection

Win a Presentation Award

We offer a yearly award of $500 for the best resident research presentation.

A research committee and the visiting professor will vote on the presentation via ballot.

Spend Time with Supportive Peers and Faculty

We promote a warm, friendly atmosphere. Our Eugene R. Mindell, MD, Orthopaedic Residency Scientific Program includes:

  • dinner at the home of our department chair on the event’s first day
  • a black tie dinner on the second day

Our current residents report that these dinners help foster a sense of camaraderie.