Clinical Rotations/Sample Matrix with explanation of in-house, local community rotations, and away rotations

Didactic Schedule including opportunity for labs/simulations

Academic Curriculum: 

Academics are every Friday.

Each week one staff lecture and two resident lectures focused on high yield topics/information.

Residents lectures alternate weeks with PGY-5 and the PGY-3 the 1st week and then PGY 4 and 2 the 2nd week and alternating after that. Lectures are supplemented by assigned reading on the topics as well as video lectures.

Residents not responsible for lectures that week will be expected to prepare the anatomy dissection.

The senior resident not giving a lecture that week will be responsible for approaches associated with the topics/anatomy covered.

Questions in the afternoon and high yield topics not covered by formal lectures.

We also review cases coming up in the next week.

Typical Academic Day schedule

0800-0830: Physical Exam: Staff 

0845-0930: Staff Lecture

0945-1030: Resident lecture

1045-1130: Resident lecture

1130-1200: Cadaver dissection

1215-1315: Lunch

1315-1500: Questions/review high yield topics/Pre op conference

1500-1600: PT/Sports


At various times throughout the year there are opportunities for labs and simulations.

Most of the labs are sponsored by local reps in the area. Labs range from cadaver experience to saw bone simulation. We also have 24/7 access to an arthroscopy simulator.

Journal Club Structure

Journal club is held once per month, typically at a local area restaurant. Four articles from different sub-specialties are presented and analyzed by the residents. Staff surgeons guide the discussion and focus on key takeaways from each article.

Clinical Sites

Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA
Augusta University, Augusta, GA
Joseph M. Still Burn Center, Doctors Hospital, Augusta, GA

Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
PRISMA Health Richland Hospital, Columbia, SC
Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, GA

Call Requirements

Call at Eisenhower is covered by a junior resident (PGY2 or PGY1) with senior resident (PGY5 or PGY4) oversight. Call is “home call” – meaning residents come in to evaluate patients in person on an as needed basis. Away rotations at PRISMA Richland Hospital and CHOA include primary, in house call responsibilities.

Mentorship Program

Incoming interns are assigned a staff mentor for the duration of their residency. As a program with two residents per year, each trainee is known and valued from their first year in training. The small size of the program allows for significant mentorship to occur organically throughout the course of five years.

Opportunity for Meeting Attendance

Our residents have the opportunity to attend and present their research at both local and national meetings, including Georgia Orthopaedic Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons. Residents are also afforded the opportunity to complete the AO Basic Trauma and Spine course and the Enneking Tumor Course.

Does the program provide Loupes/Lead?
Yes, residents are provided both lead aprons and loupes.

Does the program provide any textbook funding?
While no funds are dedicated for textbooks, the Health Sciences Library has an extensive collection of in print textbooks as well as e-books accessible both on campus and off campus via VPN.