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9.4 3 10
Wisconsin August 28, 2007 10760
Awesome well-rounded program
(Updated: October 23, 2007)
Overall rating
 
9.3
Staff Surgeons
 
10.0
Didactics/Teaching
 
9.0
Operating Experience
 
9.0
Clinical Experience
 
9.0
Research
 
8.0
Residents
 
10.0
Lifestyle
 
10.0
Location
 
10.0
Overall Experience
 
9.0

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
This program provides a comprehensive staff that covers all subspecialties. Dr. Zdeblick is the current chair and continues to mold this program into one of the top programs of the Midwest.
Didactics / Teaching
There are numerous scheduled lectures, discussions, that are given by both staff and residents. Many of the lectures are done on a rotating basis in order to help provide a core knowledge in orthopedics and basic science.
Operating Experience
There is plenty of early operating experience, especially with the private rotations at Meriter Hospital and the VA.
Clinic Experience
Clinic time is roughly 50% of your duties which provides the perfect split between OR and clinic. You will learn the reasons to operate as well as the difficult part of learning how to take care of patients afterwards including complications.
Research Opportunities
Most research is clinical at this program, but bench research is available with the assistance of PhDs if someone is motivated to go that route.
Residents
The residents at this program have always been a good group. The vast majority of the residents are married.
Lifestyle
The lifestyle at this program is excellent outside of the trauma service. There is plenty of time for outside activities. The call schedule has always been very reasonable and with the addition of the 80 hr work week, it has become even easier.
Location / Housing
Madison is a great town with plenty of activities around including fishing, boating, sailing, biking, etc... If you like the outdoors, there is plenty to do, even in the winter.
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
Overall, I feel that I had excellent training at this program and was prepared to go out into practice immediately if I would have chosen that route. I was extremely satisfied with my training and I believe the program is even better now under the direction of Dr. Zdeblick.

Qualification

I am an alumnus of this program.
JL
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