Rotations

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Rotation assignments encompass all areas of orthopedics and are designed to encourage graduated responsibility for the residents in order to provide a solid, well-rounded education. Rotation assignments also meet all requirements set forth by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc., for becoming eligible for the board certification process.


All rotations take place in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area at the following locations:

  • OU Medical Center - Presbyterian Tower
    (Level I Trauma Center & Main Adult Hospital)
  • OU Medical Center - Children's Hospital of Oklahoma
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center - OKC
    (OU Medical Center Campus)
  • McBride Clinic Orthopedic Hospital
  • Integris Baptist Medical Center
  • Bone & Joint Orthopedic Hospital


Rotations are usually for a period of eight weeks.  At the end of each rotation, attending staff members, ancillary staff and fellow residents evaluate each resident's performance.  These evaluations are confidential and are kept in the resident's file to be reviewed periodically by the Residency Training Committee and the Clinical Competency Committee.  Residents also provide anonymous evaluations of the rotations and faculty to help provide constant feedback for improvement.


Rotation Schedule

Rotation Schedule


PGY-5

  • Elective
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Sports (Bone & Joint)
  • Trauma
  • VAMC
  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery (McBride)


PGY-4


  • Hand Surgery
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction and Oncology
  • Trauma
  • Adult ​Reconstructive Surgery
  • VAMC
  • Foot and Ankle


PGY-3


  • Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Trauma
  • VAMC
  • Research and​ Sports Medicine
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction


PGY-2


  • Ankle-Foot (McBride)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine and Hand Surgery (Integris Baptist)
  • Spine Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Trauma - Nights

PGY-1
Orthopedics
(6 Months)

  • Trauma (3 Months)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics (2 Months)
  • VAMC (1 Month)

PGY-1
General
Surgery

(6 Months)

  • ​Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery - Night Trauma
  • General Surgery - Trauma Intensive Care Unit
  • Plastic Surgery - Burn Unit (Integris Baptist)
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • Anesthesiology


Night Float System

Orthopedic trauma call at our Level I Trauma Center is a very exciting and educational experience.  To help unload some of the tiring duties of the trauma rotations, the OU Orthopedic Department has implemented a Night Float Call System for all junior residents rotating at the Level I Trauma Center. 

A PGY-2 Resident takes night call Sunday through Thursday.  This allows the other PGY-1, PGY-2, and PGY-3 residents to go home earlier on these days, making the rotations more efficient and more enjoyable.  The remaining five or six PGY-1, PGY-2, and PGY-3 residents then cover the weekend call from Friday evening until Sunday evening.