Conferences and Lectures

Our curriculum enables you to participate in a variety of conferences that complement the hands-on training you undertake in our rotations.

Three times per week, you’ll attend conferences — along with faculty members and some residents — at our clinical training site to review emergency room consults, interesting surgical cases for the day and floor consults.

We have a weekly meeting that alternates between an indications conference, an interesting-case conference and didactic lectures. We’ll expect you to prepare one 30-minute didactic lecture every three months, and each month you’ll gain experience preparing and presenting an interesting case. Our attending physicians at Buffalo General Medical Center and some residents participate in this weekly conference. 

In addition to these meetings, you’ll attend:

Journal Club

As a fellow in our program, you’ll develop your literature review skills when you attend our monthly journal club. You’ll choose current journal articles and systematically review them, evaluate the topics and discuss how the findings may impact your practice. Our faculty members, as well as some residents, attend our journal club.

Additionally, our residents’ have a monthly journal club, and they hold semiannual arthroplasty-dedicated meetings. When selecting articles for the meeting, residents will look to you for input and guidance. 

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Along with residents and attending physicians, you’ll participate in a monthly morbidity and mortality conference that:

  • heightens your awareness about patient safety
  • adds to your focus on improving health care delivery
  • expands your ideas on ethical integrity and professionalism

Grand Rounds

The Department of Orthopaedics holds grand rounds meetings each week. These include clinical case presentations by trainees from the orthopaedic residency.

Although you will not be responsible for presenting at grand rounds, we ask you to attend lectures that pertain to arthroplasty.