Orthopaedic Fellowships: Curriculum

Diverse Experience with Hands-On Clinical Focus

About Our Curriculum

Through clinical experiences at our busy public hospital, fellows gain experience and confidence working with complex and polytraumatized patients. Fellows also work with the rotating PGY3 and PGY5 residents from the University of Minnesota to improve upon teaching skills and team leadership. Nearly all cases are done at HCMC, but our staff intermittently works at North Memorial Medical Center when needed for complex pelvis and acetabular fractures.

Curriculum Details

  • Scope of Practice
    • All general orthopaedic trauma
    • No spine call
    • No microvascular hand
  • Call Schedules
    • Call is taken in a senior pool of the two fellows and 2 chief residents, one night per week.
    • Weekend call is for the entire weekend and is one weekend per month
    • The fellows are expected to work on 4th of July weekend but generally do not work other holidays
  • Vacation: all fellows are allowed 4 weeks of vacation
  • Conference attendance
    • OTA annual meeting
    • Fellows courses: OTA and/or AO fellows course
    • Hennepin Trauma Conference
    • Possibility of attending the AAOS annual meeting