Review Detail

 
Kentucky
by John Langland     August 16, 2007    
(Updated: January 01, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
9.2
Staff Surgeons 
 
10.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
8.0
Operating Experience 
 
10.0
Clinical Experience 
 
9.0
Research 
 
8.0
Residents 
 
10.0
Lifestyle 
 
9.0
Location 
 
10.0
Overall Experience 
 
9.0

OPERATE EARLY, WORK HARD

Program Review

Didactics / Teaching
Friday morning grand rounds followed by 2-3 hours of lectures given by faculty and physicians from around the community.
Fracture conference on Monday afternoon helps keep you trauma savvy and provides an escape from clinic.
Research Opportunities
State of the art arthroscopic laboratory with specimens readily available and a dedicated curriculum with nursing assistant to help set up during the PGY2 sports rotation. Also great fresh tissue laboratory run by Dr David Acland with readily available specimens for dissection, preoperative practice, and research purposes.
Residents
Mix of folks from the region; recent residents have been from AL, IL, WVA, GA, KY, OH, KN, TX, IN.
Lifestyle
Work hard with a night float system that eases some of the call burden. Otherwise biannual golf outing, summer cookout. Most residents find some time to moonlight.
Location / Housing
Louisville-great city. Most residents own but renting downtown or in the highlands provides a vibrant community 5 minutes from the hospital.
Limitations
No dedicated tumor rotation, but residents do scrub with Dr Shawn Price, orthopaedic oncologist, for large tumor cases. As a chief, you will spend time with a dedicated foot and ankle orthopaedist as part of an elective rotation, but there is no dedicated foot and ankle time until pgy 5 year.
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
As a trauma heavy program residents are guaranteed great operative experience.
With 4 pediatric orhtopaedic attendings, residents are exposed to pediatric sports, spine, trauma, and deformity. Two PAs help with clinic providing the resident with more quality time in the OR-the pediatric attendings are great at instructing. They instruct during the case rather than "show" you-bottom line is you have the knife.
We are likely the only program in the country training residents to be proficient in anterior hip arthroplasty. A current chief is going into the community and will be doing anterior hips straight from residency thanks to the teaching of Dr Johnathan Yerasamides.
Working alongside some of the most published spine surgeons in the country, you get a top of the line spine education at the Leatehrman Spine Institute.

Qualification

I am a current resident of this program.
Date of Rotation
current resident
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