We hold conferences at 6:00am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Mondays are used for photo conference, where an unknown case is presented and the residents are taken through principles of management and treatment. There is input from the faculty and opportunities for both senior and junior learners.
Wednesdays conferences are a mixture of Anatomy Labs, Surgical Skills Labs, and basic science/clinic knowledge conferences.
- Anatomy Labs: For 6 weeks, junior residents are assigned weekly anatomy topics. When their schedules permit, residents are expected to spend time dissecting throughout the week.On Wednesday mornings, the juniors review their topics with all the residents. These dissections and reviews are held in our Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI) Surgical Skills Lab.
- Surgical Skills Labs: Every other month, we have a skills lab in Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation with flap dissection. The curriculum is set up so that every flap listed will be performed by the resident in cadaver lab prior to graduation. The schedule it listed below.
- CoreQuest Conference: We utilize the ACAPS Corequest Curriculum for educational conference. Our schedule allows us to rotate through every topic in one year.
Thursday is an optional hand conference, usually directed by the hand fellow and Dr. Neumeister or Dr. Mailey. We use Green's Operative Hand Surgery as a curriculum guide.
Friday conference is a mix of board preparation conference, journal club, M&M, and special sessions- such as wellness, financial planning, practice setup and negotiation, etc.