Teaching seminars are mandatory for all orthopaedic residents and cover a variety of topics including basic science related to orthopaedic problems, clinical orthopaedic conferences (case presentations and lecturers) and presentations from inter-related clinical specialties (e.g., neurosurgery, general surgery, trauma, infectious disease, rheumatology, radiology, etc.). These are rotated on a regular basis over the year. Residents help coordinate the conferences and teaching materials. The orthopaedic core curriculum held every Friday morning consists of case conferences at 7 am, grand rounds at 8 am, clinical core lecture at 9 am and basic science at 10 am. Lectures take place at the University of South Florida, Faculty Office Building adjacent to the Morsani Center.
A monthly journal club (reviewing primarily JBJS) is held the first Thursday of each month, in the same location as Friday lectures. Additional, journal clubs are held regularly by many of the other subspecialty services. These are attended by residents on that particular rotation. The purpose of journal clubs is to increase awareness of current and classical articles in orthopaedics and specialty areas.
Each sub-specialty rotation has specific conferences that takes place each week in which the residents are required to attend. The conferences teach residents to become proactive physicians, more organized and they enhance the resident's learning. Conferences may include fracture conference, case discussions, "stump the expert", and pre-operative and post-operative planning.