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The University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery residency program is an accredited five-year program for 40 residents, directed by Dr. Thomas W. 'Quin' Throckmorton, Campbell Clinic surgeon. The program is designed to provide each resident with a well-balanced foundation in academic and theoretical learning and practical clinical experience.
Through a series of rotations in the various subspecialty areas residents are gradually exposed to surgical techniques.
Rotations focus on the following subspecialty areas: trauma, sports medicine, total joint, general orthopaedics, adult reconstructive surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, foot and ankle surgery, hand surgery, spine surgery, orthopaedic oncology, and anatomy and pathology.
Residents are expected to master the technical aspects of each rotation to assume responsibility for more challenging diagnostic and treatment decisions and more complex operative procedures.
A combination of role-modeling and hands-on training provides each resident with the opportunity to refine his or her knowledge and skills with clearly defined objectives and timely evaluation for each rotation.
Each rotation provides practice-based learning with exposure to a busy clinical practice.
Residents attend clinicopathology conferences and specialty based journal clubs to gain information that can be applied to clinical and surgical situations.
Communication skills and professionalism are enhanced during rotations with one-on-one interaction with staff members, who not only role model and instruct but also evaluate the resident’s professional behavior and ability to communicate with patients of all ages and circumstances and their families.
System-based practice skills are honed in all rotations by the completion of necessary forms, records, and other administrative paperwork required for both inpatient and outpatient care.
Supervision and instruction of junior residents by more senior residents develops communication and administrative skills.
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Published: September 17, 2013