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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Teaching Conferences

Resident Core Curriculum

The most important teaching activity for residents, the course has a two-year curriculum and meets weekly year-round. This is a comprehensive course covering aspects of clinical and basic science related to orthopaedics. The basic science curriculum incorporates an anatomy workshop, held during September and October of each year.  Click here (PDF) for the current schedule.

Grand Rounds

Held weekly, the faculty presents grand rounds in cooperation with the house staff. The subject rotates by subspecialty and faculty member. Faculty frequently invite guest lecturers. CME credit is available for attendance. For the latest schedule, please click here (PDF), or call 916.734.5885.

Problem Hand Conference

Held monthly, participants discuss a variety of topics and patient case presentations pertaining to the hand and upper extremity.  More information on the Problem Hand Conference is available here.

Journal Club

Held monthly and sponsored by the clinical faculty at their homes, the club meets in the evening to discuss current orthopaedic journals and articles of interest. 

Resident and Fellow Graduate Symposium

This conference, held annually in June, focuses on a series of papers presented by chief residents and fellows regarding their clinical and laboratory research. The symposium also features an internationally known visiting professor. It begins with grand rounds presented by the visiting professor on Thursday evening , continues Friday morning with the graduate presentations and concludes with a resident graduation ceremony and dinner in the evening. The 2014 Graduation Symposium will be held on Friday, June 20.  Please see the 2013 program (PDF) for more information. 

Research Symposium

Beginning in 2009, this half-day conference, coupled with graduation, will focus on a series of research presentations by our students.  The symposium also features an internationally known visiting professor. The 2013 symposium was held on Thurday, June 20, 7:30 am -12:30 pm, at Medical Education Building.  For information from the 2013 symposium, please see our program (PDF).  The 2014 Research Symposium will be held on Thursday, June 19.

Research Seminar

Held on Tuesdays at 10:00 in the laboratory offices (Research Building 1, Room 1002), the seminar provides an opportunity for faculty, graduate students, residents and medical students to discuss research activities and ideas.

Spine Care for the Primary Care Practitioner and Beyond

This one-day program is designed for primary care providers, family practice physicians, internal medicine specialists, generalists / hospitalists, rheumatologists, physiatrists, spine surgeons, pain management specialists and all associated staff, such as physical therapists, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists and others.

Fingers to Toes Primary Care Orthopaedic Conference

One of the best comprehensive reviews and updates of orthopaedic problems and their complications in the country, this unique six-day course emphasizes an anatomical approach, starting at the fingers and ending at the toes. It is of particular interest to family and emergency physicians, pediatricians and internists who need practical information. Held at Stanford Sierra Camp, Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe, California, the conference is co-sponsored by UC Davis Health System's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Office of Continuing Medical Education.  The 38th Annual Conference will be held from September 19-24, 2014. Please click here for more information.