PGY-2 Goals

The goal of the second year resident is to gain experience in the outpatient and inpatient management of different orthopaedic conditions. Operating room experience emphasizes acquiring basic psychomotor technical skills as well as teaching the fundamental principles of orthopaedic surgery, anatomy, and surgical dissection. During each rotation, the second year resident serves as a junior resident of clinical services and receives an introduction to the operative needs of the patients on the foot and ankle, trauma, joints, spine, pediatric orthopaedics, sports and hand surgery services.

PGY-2 Residents Should Demonstrate The Ability To

  • Develop skill in the provision of pre-operative and post-operative care by managing pre-operative and post-operative care of complex patients with minimal intervention
  • Establish a knowledge base and skill proficiency for the management of the critically ill/injured orthopaedic patient.
  • Develop organizational and teaching skills necessary for management of an orthopaedic service (attends to routine organizational duties of service such as organizing rounds and teaching sessions).
  • Develop a working knowledge of and familiarity with the management of common problems in orthopaedics.  Demonstrate skill in operative technique required for procedures of surgical complexity, such as basic fracture and wound management.
  • Continue developing a working knowledge of the core competencies and complete the assigned curriculum in each area.
  • Outline key professionalism principles as presented in the College's "Code of Professional Conduct" and apply it to everyday caring for patients.
  • Develop life-long habits of self-assessment, self-directed learning and reflection upon what has been learned to consciously change behaviors and practices that can improve patient care.
  • Continue to improve the communication skills with different members of the health care team.
  • Develop an understanding of the process followed to monitor and improve quality by the hospital as a system of care as well as medical staff in particular.