Goals and Objectives
The goals and objectives of the service are to educate the residents and fellows in all areas of shoulder and elbow surgery and sports medicine. This will be achieved through didactic sessions, literature review, oral presentations, patient examination and surgical treatment. In addition, access to cadavers and the arthroscopy laboratory will further enhance the residents' and fellows' understanding and technical skills during their respective rotations.
In addition, the goals of the rotation are to:
- Help the residents and fellows develop interpersonal skills needed to effectively engage patients and family members to enhance communication and education.
- Develop competency in management of the Orthopaedic inpatients including administration, quality improvement and leadership through the use of effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Acquire medical knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, cognitive sciences and demonstrate the competent application of this knowledge to patient care.
- Demonstrate practice-based learning and improvement that involves investigation and evaluation of patient care, appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence and improvements in patient care.
- Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their families, and other health professionals.
- Demonstrate professionalism as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
- Demonstrate system-based practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.