Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Education Conferences

Monday Indications Conference


On Monday evenings, Dr. Liporace moderates a case conference with a group of residents, reviewing preoperative cases and their surgical indications.

Wednesday Education Conference


On Wednesday mornings, the residents hold a fracture conference to review teaching cases and appropriate radiology studies. The conferences is moderated by a senior resident and an attending faculty member. The remainder of the education conference consists of resident-directed learning from presentations based on orthopedic textbooks, review books, review articles, scientific articles as well as OITE practice questions.

Thursday Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds


This weekly conference consists of a faculty attending lecture and resident case and topic presentation. This conference is attended by JCMC orthopedic attendings, residents, PAs, PT/OT staff as well as members of various other departments.


Primary Sources:

Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics, 12th Ed.
Rockwood and Green's Fractures in Adults, 7th ed.
Rockwood and Green's Fractures in Children, 7th ed.
Browner's Skeletal Trauma, 4th ed.
Koval's Handbook of Fractures, 4th ed.

Other Sources:

Stannard's Surgical Treatment of Orthopaedic Trauma, 1st Ed.
Green's Operative Hand Surgery, 6th Ed.
Delee and Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 3rd Ed.
Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, 1st Ed.
Hoppenfeld's Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics, 4th Ed.
Insall and Scott's Surgery of the Knee, 5th Ed.
Lovell and Winters’ Pediatric Orthopaedics, 6th Ed.

Review Books

Miller's Review of Orthopaedics, 7th Ed.
Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 11
AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review, 1st Ed.


Journal of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Journal of Arthroplasty
The American Journal of Sports Medicine

OITE Questions


Select questions from corresponding topics are taken in round-robin format
An ABOS review is also provided by Orthobullets, which provides daily questions and topics to review

Prior years OITE questions are reviewed in round-robin format

Useful Links

Recommended Reading


Hoppenfeld's Examination of the Spine and Extremities
Netter's Concise Atlas of Orthopaedics
Koval's Handbook of Fractures
Orthopaedic Secrets
Tolerance's: An Orthopaedic Reference Manual
The Orthopaedic Intern Pocket Survival Guide


Stannard's Surgical Treatment of Orthopaedic Trauma
Browner's Skeletal Trauma
Hoppenfeld's Surgical Exposures
Miller's Review
Orthopaedic Knowledge Update


Rockwood and Green's Fractures in Adults
Rockwood and Green's Fractures in Children
Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery
Delee and Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine


Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics
Green's Operative Hand Surgery
Insall and Scott's Surgery of the Knee
Lovell and Winters’ Pediatric Orthopaedics
Rockwood and Matsens’ The Shoulder, 4th Ed.
Morrey’s The Elbow and It’s Disorders, 4th Ed.


Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery
Rothman and Simeone, The Spine, 6th Ed.
Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, 8th Ed.


Miller's Board Review Course