The back to school feeling is in the air. It’s the perfect time to think about what we need to learn and how to best learn it. Additionally, it’s important to share knowledge and experiences with others. One of the exciting aspects about the medical profession is that things are always changing. The field of pediatric orthopeadics is no exception.
New technologies, procedures, treatment modalities, and other innovations are constantly being discovered. Keeping up with such discoveries can be quite a challenge. With life-long learning as a priority, members of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) are dedicated to keeping up with change. Resident Review is just one of the ways POSNA can help introduce residents and fellows to the world of pediatric orthopaedics, present articles and practice questions to help prepare for in-training exams, and provide useful information for career planning.
In this issue of Resident Review, we highlight just a few of the ways POSNA’s members are advancing education, locally as well as internationally. Dr. Brian Scannell’s interview with Dr. Donald Bae focuses on how residencies are implementing simulation more and more into training programs. With increasing numbers of things to learn and decreasing time to learn them, simulation offers educational opportunities to practice skills without compromising patient safety. Once mastered, such skills can be used to benefit those both near and far. Dr. John Grayhack’s interview with Dr. Richard Schwend, this year’s recipient of POSNA’s Humanitarian Award, is an interesting piece that showcases Dr. Schwend’s generous contributions to under-resourced parts of our world. Perhaps, this story will inspire some to reach beyond our borders to help others. Additionally in this issue, Dr. Orrin Franko’s Technology Corner features numerous apps that can be very useful for locating information at the tip of your fingers.
Regarding career planning, you will find an article summarizing this year’s match results for pediatric orthopaedics as well as a piece discussing workforce needs in the field. For those looking to present research projects, a list of upcoming meetings and submission deadlines is also provided. Finally, no issue of Resident Review would be complete without some questions to test your knowledge and keep you sharp. This edition focuses on conditions affecting the pediatric hip.
Resident Review is truly here for you – the resident. We hope that you find the content both interesting and informative.