Grand Rounds

Date: 5/31/2017
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: 2ACC Learning Center
Topic: Dōmo Arigatō, Mr. Roboto
Facilitator: Brett Muwlaka, MD


Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

MSC10 5600
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: 505-272-2231 (clinic hotline) 505-272-4107 (academic office)
Fax: 505-272-8098

tony pedri

Program Mission

The mission of the orthopaedic surgery residency program is to provide the foundation for a lifetime of learning and practice of orthopaedic surgery, and to produce graduates who exemplify the highest ideals of our profession. It is our purpose to excel in clinical service, education, and research while maintaining the highest ethical standards, providing compassionate healthcare services, and ensuring responsible stewardship of available resources.

Goals and Objectives

Basic Sciences: The curriculum will cover all of the pertinent basic science topics over a two-year period, with all lectures delivered by faculty with the appropriate expertise. Lecturer will be members of the Orthopaedic Department faculty, School of Medicine faculty, and invited guests. Basic science principles will be stressed in the clinical curriculum, and specific basic science goals for individual clinical topics will be identified in the syllabus.

Clinical Topics: The curriculum will cover all areas of clinical orthopaedics over a two-year period. Lecturers will be members of the Orthopaedic Department faculty, School of Medicine faculty, and invited guests.

Lifelong Learning: An environment of inquiry will be supported through all levels of the training program. The concepts of practice-based learning and improvement, including Evidence Based Medicine, will be taught and emphasized across the spectrum from learning through patient care in an effort to facilitate development of an attitude of perpetual learning.

Research:Residents will be introduced to research methodology early in residency. Opportunities to participate in meaningful research projects exist as early as the intern year. Protected time for research is provided to all residents in the fourth year of training. Prior to graduation, each resident will be required to complete two separate research projects; one will occur during the pediatric rotation. Faculty will provide guidance and support. Sources of funding for research support are available for projects of sufficient scope.

Patient Care: Faculty will ensure that appropriate skilled, compassionate care is provided to all patients. Residents will be given progressive responsibility for the care of patients under the supervision of the faculty. Wherever practical, care across the continuum will be emphasized.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Residents will be exposed to a curriculum and environment that teaches and stimulates the effective exchange of information among health care professionals and during the interaction between the physician and the patient, family, and other caregivers.

Program Structure

Professionalism: Faculty and residents will maintain an environment of professionalism including behavior expected of professionals and adherence to ethical principles.

Systems-Based Practice: Faculty and residents will encourage an environment of learning and patient care that considers the overall context of health care delivery in the greater societal paradigm.

Working Environment: Residents will work in an environment that emphasizes an appropriate balance between the demands of patient care, the value of hands-on learning, and the potential risk of medical errors. Residents will be expected to work within the guidelines of the 80 hour work week. Residents and faculty will be expected to facilitate an environment that minimizes the potential for medical errors.

Evaluative Process: Faculty and residents will work within an educational framework that facilitates multiple and frequent modes of evaluation and utilizes the evaluative process in an effort to continually improve the educational and patient care processes.