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Education and Training

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers a variety of educational opportunities, including daily conferences and weekly resident conferences featuring case presentations and faculty-directed conferences. Mortality and morbidity conferences and journal club are held monthly. Grand Rounds are held quarterly.

Conferences have been developed on a two-year curriculum to assure that all aspects of orthopaedic surgery are presented and are geared toward medical student, resident, and physician education.

In the News...

Additionally our leaders in clinical medicine have the opportunity to share their knowledge of the most effective outcomes based patient care with other learners in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery. 

In the video below, Dr. Dane Wukich, Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery was interviewed about a lecture he gave at the "Desert Foot" Conference in 2019 entitled "The Mortality Rate of Amputations and the Complications that may arise." 

At the conference Dr. Wukich was also awarded the "Paul Brand Award" in recognition of his exemplary humanitarianism work as an Orthopaedic Surgeon and for providing clinical and professional excellence in several facets of practice. 

Dr. Dane Wukich, Professor and Chair ~ 2019 Paul Brand Award Winner