Pre-medical students are sometimes brought in to gain research experience, knowledge, and skills, doing data entry and carrying out simple research projects. During this process, they are often exposed to select clinical experience, seeing first-hand inside the world of orthopaedic surgery.
Undergraduate education includes routine medical student rotations as well as didactic lectures and group learning sessions in medical school.
Undergraduate education also includes Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Medicine students who spend two summers doing research projects for the Section of Orthopaedics. In the past, such research projects have been conducted largely in the areas of Spine, Arthroplasty, and Sport Medicine/Upper Extremity. Many of our recent undergraduate BSc. students have won awards for their research, indicating the strength and value of this program. Many of these students continue on to residency and a career in orthopaedic surgery.
The Section of Orthopaedic Surgery has 13 residents in the Residency Program. While the number can vary, there are typically three residents in each year of the five-year program.
The Residency Program is conducted under the watchful eye of Program Director Dr. Tod Clark. Dr. Clark began his role as the Program Director in March of 2012. Recent success of residents in their Orthopaedic Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada Exams attests to the success of the program.
The residents have access to clinical skills, specialized workshops and courses and one full academic day per week that is free of clinical commitments. In the morning of their half-day, residents attend academic lectures and practice oral exams and the afternoon is reserved for research.
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Dr Jamie Dubberley, Undergraduate Director
Dawna Ventura, Undergraduate Coordinator
Surgery Education Office
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
Dr Ted Tufescu, Program Director
Laura-Lee Bouchard, Educational Program Administrator
For further information on the residency program, please visit the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program web pages.