The UAMS Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program maintains a balanced educational curriculum in which clinical training is enhanced by a comprehensive didactic program that includes core conferences in all areas of clinical orthopaedics, fractures, basic science, and orthopaedic pathology.

Core Curriculum is the cornerstone of resident education and is held every Tuesday from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. Residents are excused from all clinical responsibilities during this time. All lectures are given by faculty members consisting of core lectures and subspecialty indication conferences.  As part of the Core Curriculum there are special review sessions from each of the subspecialties to prepare the residents for the annual Orthopaedic In-Training Exam (OITE).  The didactic sessions also include specialty lectures from faculty members at UAMS on related topics, such as opioids.  Once a month, journal club meetings, morbidity & mortality conferences, and grand rounds are held to further educate residents.

In addition to this core curriculum program, each orthopaedic subspecialty also has at least one weekly faculty-conducted educational conference for the residents on that particular service. 

Weekly Conference Schedule


7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Pediatric Orthopaedics & Spine

ACH Clinic


6:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Resident Conference

RAHN 3202
VA Office


6:00 - 7:00 a.m.
6:15 - 7:00 a.m.

Adult Reconstruction/Sports

10th Floor - WPRCI
COPH 3204


6:00 - 7:00 a.m.
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Orthopaedic Oncology
Sarcoma 1st and 3rd Friday

Resident Office
10th Floor WPRCI
10th Floor WPRCI

Day Varies:



10th Floor WPRCI

Additional Conferences & Courses

Residents are encouraged to attend educational conferences and courses throughout the PGY-1 through PGY-5 years. All interns have the opportunity to attend AO Basic, as well as advanced and more specialized courses during their 2nd and 3rd year.  All fifth year (chief) residents are given the opportunity to attend the annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery conference.   Residents who have research projects that have been accepted for presentation at regional meetings are encouraged to attend.