AAOS Now, Februrary 2016
The Case for a Dedicated Orthopaedic Skills Month during PGY-1
In 2013, sweeping changes were implemented for the PGY-1 (intern) year for categorical orthopaedic surgery residents. These changes reflected mandates from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). The most noticeable changes included: (1) a change from 3 to 6 months of mandatory orthopaedic surgery rotations and (2) a mandatory surgical skills curriculum during the intern year.
AAOS Resident Assembly Update
Approved by the AAOS Board of Directors in 2014, the AAOS Resident Assembly is a program designed to help increase resident engagement. Since its inception, many delegates, committees, workgroups, and staffers have been committed to making the program a success.