Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

UVA Orthopaedic Residency Educational Opportunities


The formal  educational program  includes structured orthopaedic teaching conferences in fracture management, subspecialty core conferences, grand rounds, indications conference, morbidity and mortality quality assurance conferences, small group service-specific conferences, and basic science and anatomy conferences, all of which provide a comprehensive curriculum of  fundamental orthopaedics. Involvement with research is required and encouraged for all orthopaedic residents.  Residents are given dedicated time for research in both the five-and  six-year programs, through which they gain invaluable  experience in all facets of research; from proposal preparation and experimental design to podium presentations and manuscript submission. Residents are required to produce one peer-reviewed publication prior to graduation.


  • Monday – Fracture Conference
  • Tuesday – Indications/Core Curriculum
  • Wednesday – Grand Rounds, M&M, Path
  • Thursday – Service Specific
  • Friday – Anatomy, Basic Science


Journal Club

  • Monthly
  • Hosted by an attending
  • 5 – 8 articles discussed on average
  • MNF, pool tournaments, darts, and good times away from work


Additional Program Benefits

  • Book Allowance:  Rockwood & Green or Campbell’s Text; Orthopaedic Basic Science.  Additional selection of books available each year of residency
  • Subsidized Loupes
  • Yearly travel allowance for conferencesAdditional allowance for state or national presentations at AAOS/ORS,EOA, NAS or NMA.
  • Coverage of local athletic teams


Numerous opportunities to achieve academically:

  • Publications
  • Clinical and Basic Science Manuscripts
  • Book chapters
  • National Presentations