The musculoskeletal oncology fellow receives focused didactic education on principles and practice of orthopaedic surgery via the weekly residency lecture series. The core lecture series consists of weekly conferences, which include morbidity & mortality, case discussion, radiology review, grand rounds, clinical lectures, basic science lectures and saw bones. These lectures are facilitated by attending surgeons in their respective areas of expertise. Musculoskeletal oncology is addressed four to six times per year.
The case discussions take place during the 7 a.m. hour on the second and third Fridays of the month. Case discussion focuses on comprehensive patient care involving clinical diagnosis, radiologic interpretation, surgical planning and execution and post-operative care. This interactive conference presents clinical information to the fellows and generates discussion on the management of the clinical problems presented. Selected discussion topics require outside preparation by the fellow and provide an opportunity for interactive discussion among fellow, residents and attendings.
Weekly grand rounds are attended by all fellows, residents and the USF and community orthopaedic surgeons. Grand rounds are held during the 8 a.m. hour and are presented by the fellow, faculty and visiting attendings. The 9 a.m. lecture covers all orthopaedic subspecialties (four to six times each) in a 12-month period (sports, hand, oncology, trauma, foot/ankle, spine, adult recon and pediatrics).
All fellows are encouraged to attend local conferences such as the Florida Orthopaedic Society and Musculoskeletal Oncology Review Course.
On the first Thursday evening of every month, we hold a monthly journal club, which is topic-specific and is attended by our USF faculty, fellows and orthopaedic community physicians.