The curriculum includes instruction in principles of orthopaedic trauma:

  1. Medical knowledge
  2. Patient care
  3. Professionalism
  4. Business
  5. Research

Curriculum will include (but not limited to):

  1. Weekly educational case conferences
  2. M&M / Patient safety and quality conferences
  3. Journal club / critical assessment of literature review
  4. Participation in hospital / multidisciplinary trauma conferences / rounds
  5. Fellow to participate in at least one national meeting a year (for example- OTA annual meeting, AAOS annual meeting, OTA fellows course, other fellow appropriate educational course)



Fellows will take an active part in ongoing or new basic science or clinical research.

Research requirements include the fellow being lead author of a peer reviewed quality project such as:

  1. Publication-quality manuscript
  2. Book Chapter
  3. Publication-quality video

The fellow will be be required to submit a completed project to the OTA fellowship committee by the end of the academic year.


Clinical Responsibilities

The orthopaedic trauma fellow will spend all 12 months of their training at our level one trauma hospital - Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC). Fellows will actively participate in call with a minimum of 50 calls per year, but no more than one in three nights averaged over a month. An identifiable faculty member of the orthopaedic trauma program will be available at all times for supervision and consultation.

The fellow will participate in outpatient clinic/office care of trauma patients. The fellow will spend a minimum of 40 days with the core trauma faculty in the outpatient clinic setting.

Each fellow will use the OTA or the ACGME case management system to keep a complete and current log of all of the surgical cases in which they actively participate. Each fellow must log a minimum of 600 cases (CPT codes) over the academic year from the core cases, as well as other cases.

Fellows will record only cases in which they are primary surgeon or first assistant (actively participate). Completed case logs will be due August 1st of each year.

Ortho Trauma Cases

Faculty case totals 2018-2022


Vacation/Educational Time

The fellow is allowed 3 weeks of vacation and 1 week of educational leave during the 12 months.