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Curriculum

Clinical Training

Your training will include a broad exposure to common and unusual problems in the field of adult reconstruction and guide you to develop the clinical skills necessary to evaluate and manage inpatients and outpatients with these problems. Through your patient care experiences and educational conferences, the training program will help you to rapidly expand your knowledge base in the field of adult reconstruction.

During your fellowship you will work one-to-one with faculty to provide patient care in ambulatory and inpatient settings. The favorable faculty ratio, large and diverse patient population, and state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and research facilities combine to create an ideal educational setting. The "Mayo Clinic way" of graduate medical education ensures you will have the finest teaching and the broadest patient care experience possible during a busy, hands-on fellowship program.

In the outpatient clinic, you will follow a group of patients over the duration of your training program to gain an understanding of the long-term course of diseases. Your clinical activities are designed for their educational value to you.

The primary training sites are Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic Hospital.

Research Training

Participation in clinical research is an important part of this training program. Fellows are expected to participate in clinical research projects with a faculty mentor. A clinical research center provides facilities, equipment and research nurse assistants to support your research projects.

There are opportunities to collaborate with basic scientists in the research centers, or with researchers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The information generated in this year will form the basis for presentations at national meetings and publications. Time is allocated for analyzing data, preparing presentations and writing manuscripts.

Didactic Training

Clinical conferences, seminars, small-discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instructions are all an integral part of the fellowship.

Teaching Conferences

We maintain an active schedule of teaching conferences relevant to adult reconstructive fellowship. The goal of these conferences is to help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to function as an effective consultant in adult reconstruction in a clinical academic setting.

During a series of these conferences, faculty members provide a didactic review of important topics in adult reconstruction. Regular conferences provide teaching in the format of case discussions and literature reviews and include: orthopedic topic review and journal reviews such as Journal of Arthroplasty and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, both British and American.

There are clinic-wide conferences such as the core competency lecture series, Grand Rounds and clinical-pathologic conferences. Other Mayo Clinic divisions and training programs also have active conference schedules that will include topics of interest.

Training in Scholarly Activities

We assist you in developing your teaching skills and your ability to give effective oral presentations. You will participate in the formal and informal teaching of colleagues, internal medicine and family medicine residents, medical students and nursing staff.

Teaching Opportunities

You will have the opportunity to teach orthopedic and general surgery residents, Mayo Medical School students and visiting students from other medical schools through bedside instruction and formal didactic lectures.

Call Frequency

Your call schedule will vary by individual rotation. Mayo Clinic follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Moonlighting

Moonlighting is permitted for licensed residents and fellows beyond the PGY-1 level. Moonlighting activities must be approved by the program director.

Evaluation

To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills to expert levels, your performance will be monitored carefully during your fellowship. You will be evaluated formally by supervising faculty members after each rotation, and you will have the opportunity to evaluate the performance of your supervising physicians and each rotation. You will meet with the program director on a regular basis to review your evaluations. During meetings with the program director, you will be able to discuss ways that we may improve your training experience.

Career Development

You will meet periodically with the program director, your research mentor if applicable, and other faculty members to discuss your career goals.

Mayo Clinic recruits the majority of its staff physicians from its own subspecialty training programs. Thus, when you successfully complete the Adult Reconstructive Fellowship, job opportunities may be available at Mayo Clinic's group practices in Jacksonville, Rochester, or Phoenix/Scottsdale.

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