Review Detail

 
Kentucky
by John Langland     August 16, 2007    
(Updated: December 10, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
9.1
Staff Surgeons 
 
9.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
8.0
Operating Experience 
 
10.0
Clinical Experience 
 
10.0
Research 
 
8.0
Residents 
 
10.0
Lifestyle 
 
9.0
Location 
 
9.0
Overall Experience 
 
9.0

Louisville

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
Johnson, current chair, is leaving. Search is currently underway for new chair.
Didactics / Teaching
Mostly resident run didactics. OITE scores were an issue a few years ago, but now are apparently not a problem.
Operating Experience
Second to none. The trauma, joints, hand, and peds experience is incredible. Resident autonomy is appropriate and staff is readily available to help if needed. Very early operative experience.
Clinic Experience
Who really cares about clinic experience? You get enough.
Research Opportunities
Improving. New translational research building will bring additional opportunities. Current projects are mostly in trauma and joints.
Residents
Top notch. Can't say enough about the guys at this program.
Lifestyle
Probably about what an orthopaedic surgery residency lifestyle should be. You take enough call to be confident handling whatever you would see in the real world. Trauma call is busy, but you learn a ton.
Location / Housing
I really like Louisville. Affordable, safe in most parts, and plenty to do socially (Bardstown rd).
Limitations
Sports is a relative weakness, but improving. PD is a very interesting character, although the residents say he is a great PD in that he truly cares about the resident's educational experience.
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
Highly under-rated program that offers an excellent operative experience in a cool, affordable city with a great group of residents.

Qualification

I rotated as a medical student at this program
Date of Rotation
2009
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