The Resident Review

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9/27/2021  |  by Joseph L. Yellin, MD

5 Tips to be a Successful Chief Resident

First of all, congratulations on a strong start to your Chief Year! With graduation around the bend, there are many goals and ideals fighting for priority as you bring residency to a close. We hope these 5 tips will help you keep things in perspective and get the most out of your final year of orthopaedic residency.

8/26/2021  |  by Colyn Watkins, MD; POSNA Resident Communications Committee

5 tips for a Successful Personal Statement in Orthopaedic Surgery

Whether it is the residency match or upcoming fellowship applications, many trainees are thinking about the content of their personal statement. While a great personal statement is still not enough to guarantee match success, a poorly written statement can be a proverbial “nail in the coffin”. Do not under-estimate its importance and consider these quick tips to make your statement an asset for your upcoming application!

6/1/2021  |  by Sumeet Garg, MD, POSNA Resident Communications Committee

5 Tips for Preparing for Cases as a Resident

In residency, the days are long, but the years are short.  Each case you scrub is an amazing opportunity to prepare yourself for independent practice. Here are five tips to consider when preparing for cases as a trainee.

5/8/2021  |  by Craig Louer, MD

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Conference

I have always enjoyed the conference experience. While meetings can be exhausting, I usually return to my institution feeling reinvigorated and with new ideas for improving clinical and research programs. Keys to success at conferences certainly varies for each individual, but the following 5 tips should be a good starting point!

2/24/2021  |  by Dan Miller, MD

5 Tips for Putting Together Your Fellowship Rank List

Congratulations! You have made it through all your fellowship interviews.
Hopefully, you were able to get a good feel for different programs and are more excited than ever to pursue your dream specialty. Now comes the very exciting (and difficult) task of putting your rank-list together. 
Here are 5 tips to consider when you are putting together your rank list for fellowship.  

10/27/2020  |  by Chris Souder, MD

5 Tips on Preoperative Planning for Lower Extremity Deformity Correction

Lower extremity deformities are common presentations in orthopaedic clinics. In order to properly treat these cases, the surgeon must be able to accurately assess the deformity. Lower extremity deformity analysis consists of a methodical assessment of the limb from hip through the foot. This process begins with a thorough history and physical exam. After this, the surgeon must be able to accurately assess radiographs in order to determine the location of deformity and to guide surgical planning. This article will provide a brief introduction to this process.

7/7/2020  |  by POSNA

Resident Master Series

The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) invites you to participate in the Resident Master Series. This virtual symposium chooses one topic to explore with four lectures by experts in the field. The symposium culminates with a live 20-minute moderated panel discussion during an online event that will allow trainees to observe a panel debate among the experts centered around challenging cases and treatment dilemmas.

7/6/2020  |  by Craig Louer, MD, POSNA Resident Communications Committee

5 Things to Know to Help Understand Pediatric Pelvic Osteotomies

Osteotomies of the pelvis are a useful tool for addressing hip pathology in many pediatric conditions.  There are many different types of osteotomies with some known by eponyms and others with regional variation in the technique—leading to lots of confusion over terminology for surgeons and surgeons-in-training alike!
Here are 5 things to know to help understand Pediatric Pelvic Osteotomies

6/10/2020  |  by The University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics

Pediatric Orthopaedic Webinars for Residents and Fellows

The University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics is offering free weekly, educational webinars for residents, fellows and advanced practice providers to facilitate ongoing education during the COVID-19 crisis.