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.

All residents participate in three hours of educational conferences led by the faculty each Tuesday from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. consisting of core lectures and subspecialty indication conferences and as well as monthly journal club meetings, morbidity & mortality conferences, and grand rounds. During the summer months, residents participate in anatomy lectures and dissection, consisting of surgical approaches, physical exam, basic casting technique, and basic science lectures. The didactic sessions also include an OITE review from each of the disciplines within orthopaedic surgery and lectures on related topics, such as opioids.

In addition to this core curriculum program, each orthopaedic service holds a one-hour conference each week commonly consisting of preoperative and postoperative case reviews and advanced topics within the particular discipline.

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

Journal Club

Review of current and classic orthopaedic literature is critical to developing a well-rounded orthopaedic surgeon. At the monthly Journal Club, residents are responsible for reading and discussing–with their peers and faculty members–articles from current JBJS and related subspecialty journals.