Albert Einstein Healthcare Network

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Philadelphia
State/Province
Pennsylvania

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Residents per class
2
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program

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2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.5
Staff Surgeons 
 
10.0  (2)
Didactics/Teaching 
 
10.0  (2)
Operating Experience 
 
10.0  (2)
Clinical Experience 
 
10.0  (2)
Research 
 
8.5  (2)
Residents 
 
10.0  (2)
Lifestyle 
 
9.0  (2)
Location 
 
7.5  (2)
Overall Experience 
 
10.0  (2)
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(Updated: December 12, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
9.3
Staff Surgeons 
 
10.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
10.0
Operating Experience 
 
10.0
Clinical Experience 
 
10.0
Research 
 
8.0
Residents 
 
10.0
Lifestyle 
 
9.0
Location 
 
7.0
Overall Experience 
 
10.0

Albert Einstein (Phila, PA)

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
Einstein's attendings want you to learn. They take time to teach and offer the right amount of autonomy for your skill level. All are very friendly and enjoy working with the residents.
Didactics / Teaching
The best didactics I encountered during my ortho rotations. Each morning starts with a review of all the patients admitted from the day/night before. Discussions on the specific fractures, treatment, and patient management are all covered for each patient. There is a daily reading schedule that is also covered in the morning and the articles cover all topics from operative management to basic bio/mechanical sciences of orthopaedics. Einstein also has anatomy lab where the residents will get a cadaver leg/arm/etc and review anatomy and surgical approaches.
Operating Experience
The residents start operating early and often. After your first year internship is over, you immediately run your own service with an attending. The resident operates as a PGY-2. I noticed Einstein residents were very comfortable in the operating room and made it a priority to teach not only the junior residents, but medical students also.
Clinic Experience
Residents run a fracture clinic each week which is staffed by an attending. Other clinic duties are completed during the week for a specific attending if you are on their service.
Research Opportunities
Einstein has a research rotation where you can solely focus on a project/paper. Research at Einstein is readily available, and your research experience is going to be what you make of it. You are required to submit your research to a peer-reviewed journal in order to graduate.
Residents
Worked great as a team. The chiefs run the morning conferences and ask questions mostly to the intern and PGY-2's during the morning conference but are not asked in a malignant tone. The upper years really place an emphasis on teaching those below them.
Lifestyle
I base lifestyle on the happiness of the residents. It's an orthopedic residency...you are going to work. But at Einstein the residents really enjoyed what they were doing. They all worked together as a unit, and helped one another. They work hard, but play hard.
Location / Housing
Einstein is in North Philadelphia, so you are probably going to live somewhere other than N. Philly... but there are plenty of places to live in the outskirts of town or in center city Philly. Being in Philadelphia is a great place to do a residency as the social scene is quite nice.
Limitations
North Philly may be perceived as a limitation, but the upside is that as an orthopedic resident you are going to see a lot of trauma patients. Einstein has a level 1 trauma bay and is constantly churning out orthopedic fractures.
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
I rotated here and thought it was a great program. Also, the gift shop on the ground level has an excellent selection of lollipops, which is a great asset to have if you are staying overnight on call.

Qualification

I rotated as a medical student at this program
Date of Rotation
2009-2010
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(Updated: January 01, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
9.6
Staff Surgeons 
 
10.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
10.0
Operating Experience 
 
10.0
Clinical Experience 
 
10.0
Research 
 
9.0
Residents 
 
10.0
Lifestyle 
 
9.0
Location 
 
8.0
Overall Experience 
 
10.0

Albert Einstein Orthopaedic Surgery

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
I think there are several staff at SLU that are truly exceptional (Puryear and Watson for example) and most of the others are at least above average. Like all programs, there are some staff that are more difficult to work with, but all in all I think they are a positive for the program. The are best known for their trauma staff (Moed, Watson, Karges, Boudreau) and several are considered top in their respective niches. I think Dr. Moed can be a little intimidating, but in the end he is nice and definitely pro-resident.
Didactics / Teaching
Remarkable. Didactic lectures are 5 days a week. It includes: 30-45 minute fracture conference reviewing the previous days cases, and interesting OR cases; mainly focused on the junior residents..every case seen by the resident must be presented by that particular resident, and they will be asked a plethora of questions about classification (fracture), treatments, complications, anatomy. Questions are NOT malignant. After fracture conference there is a lecture given by a resident (each month the chief resident compiles a book of various interesting pertinent articles from JAAOS, JBJS, books, etc. Again, a lot of benign pimping in this session as well. If exams are a measure of success...the average OITE last two years has been over 90%. Review sessions are held daily as the exam comes closer. Fridays are grand rounds, presentations are M&M, interesting cases, Research etc. The Chairman is usually present, and is very involved with education.
Operating Experience
Top Notch. As the junior resident you will learn to operate very early. Most residents finish with over 2000 cases. The more aggressive the more cases you get.
Clinic Experience
Each attending has their own clinic (ie hand clinic ,foot and ankle, spine, joints etc). Residents are expected to attend, diagnose, and formulate their own treatment plan.
Research Opportunities
New wonderful addition, complete with biomechanical testing, cell culture labs. Residents are free to research what they desire, it is challenging in that the resident is INTIMATELY involved in research. There are no grad students etc doing your work. The benefit is, any research you publish ,the department will sponsor you to present it. (Past residents have gone to Puerto Rico, Bahamas, California, Italy, Vail, Colorado, etc).
Residents
This is a family. Everyone knows everyone's strengths and weaknesses. Senior residents are always available, and look forward to teaching juniors operative skills, how to assess patients in the ED etc.
Lifestyle
work hard, play hard.
Location / Housing
North Philadelphia. Mainly penetrating/blunt trauma. Level I center.
Limitations
none seen.
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
Bottom line: 2 residents a year, a wealth of OR/clinical experience. The ability to grow wings very early on and make decisions. Bright YOUNG attendings that are energetic, and want to create the next generation of orthopaedic surgeon. I ranked them #1 out of over 25 interviews...no regrets whatsoever.

Qualification

I am a current resident of this program.
Date of Rotation
07/2007
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