Orthopaedic Surgery First-Year Resident Surgical Skills Month Curriculum

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In 2012, a mandate came to formally teach surgical skills to orthopaedic surgery program year one residents. We describe our reasoning and the mechanics behind our 1-month surgical skills course that we developed for our first-year orthopaedic surgery residents. We include our rationale of design, our monthly and daily format, a discussion of cost, a description and samples of our feedback surveys and results, and thoughts moving forward. We think sharing our thought process and programs will help others refine or create their own orthopaedic first-year resident educational activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere22.00058
JournalJBJS Open Access
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 12 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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