The Orthopaedic Forum   |    
SymposiumPotential Strategies for Improving Orthopaedic Education Strategic Dialogue from the AOA Resident Leadership Forum Class of 2005
Anil S. Ranawat, MD1; Douglas R. Dirschl, MD2; Corey J. Wallach, MD3; Christopher D. Harner, MD1
1 University of Pittsburgh, Medical Center, Center for Sports Medicine, 3200 South Water Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. E-mail address for A.S. Ranawat: ranawatas@upmc.edu
2 Department of Orthopaedics, University of North Carolina, 3147 Bioinformatics, CB#7055, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7055.
3 The Anderson Clinic, 2445 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22206
View Disclosures and Other Information
Disclosure: The authors did not receive any outside funding or grants in support of their research for or preparation of this work. Neither they nor a member of their immediate families received payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, division, center, clinical practice, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors, or a member of their immediate families, are affiliated or associated.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2007 Jul 01;89(7):1633-1640. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.G.00446
5 Recommendations (Recommend) | 3 Comments | Saved by 3 Users Save Case


The third annual American Orthopaedic Association-Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (AOA-OREF)-Zimmer Resident Leadership Forum was held in June 2005, coinciding with the 118th Annual Meeting of the AOA. Its general purpose was to bring together selected young resident leaders from North America to develop leadership skills in orthopaedics. The effectiveness of orthopaedic education has been questioned with the advent of the eighty-hour workweek and the ever-emerging importance of residency accreditation. The focus of the 2005 Resident Leadership Forum was how best to train competent orthopaedists for general orthopaedic practice. The AOA leadership focused the Resident Leadership Forum on four potential strategies to improve resident education: (1) maintain the current residency system (i.e., the status quo), (2) shorten the current training system, (3) lengthen the current training system, and (4) restructure an orthopaedic-specific core competency system. After analyzing each strategy independently, the residents came to a consensus and provided specific resolutions to improve resident education. The present article represents their opinions and not necessarily those of the AOA or educational experts.
Figures in this Article

    First Page Preview

    View Large
    First page PDF preview
    Sign In to Your Personal ProfileSign In To Access Full Content
    Not a Subscriber?
    Get online access for 30 days for $35
    New to JBJS?
    Sign up for a full subscription to both the print and online editions
    Register for a FREE limited account to get full access to all CME activities, to comment on public articles, or to sign up for alerts.
    Register for a FREE limited account to get full access to all CME activities
    Have a subscription to the print edition?
    Current subscribers to The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery in either the print or quarterly DVD formats receive free online access to JBJS.org.
    Forgot your password?
    Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a reminder to the email address on record.

    Forgot your username or need assistance? Please contact customer service at subs@jbjs.org. If your access is provided
    by your institution, please contact you librarian or administrator for username and password information. Institutional
    administrators, to reset your institution's master username or password, please contact subs@jbjs.org


    Accreditation Statement
    These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    CME Activities Associated with This Article
    Submit a Comment
    Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
    Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discretion of JBJS editorial staff.

    * = Required Field
    (if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
    Example: John Doe

    Related Content
    The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
    JBJS Case Connector
    Topic Collections
    Related Audio and Videos
    PubMed Articles
    Clinical Trials
    Readers of This Also Read...
    JBJS Jobs
    Connecticut - Orthopaedic Foundation
    LA - Ochsner Health System
    OH - University Hospitals Case Medical Center