Resident Orthopaedic Core Knowledge Co-Directors

An Interview with the Curriculum's Co-Directors

Paul Tornetta III, MD, FAAOS
Curriculum Co-Director

Carol D. Morris, MD, MS, FAAOS
Curriculum Co-Director

AAOS is devoting tremendous resources to resident education with the goal of leading the profession forward with a new orthopaedic residency knowledge curriculum that creates a consistent baseline of knowledge for orthopaedic surgery residents. Residents will have access to an incredibly deep educational resource to meet their individual learning needs, and residency program directors will have easy access to customizable curriculum pathways and timely data-driven reporting. AAOS is working with an expansive group of surgeon volunteers to develop in-depth content and is readying the technology platform to bring the new curriculum to residents and directors in June.

AAOS Now spoke with the program’s codirectors—Paul Tornetta III, MD, FAAOS, chief, chair, and professor and residency program director in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine, as well as director of orthopaedic trauma for the Boston Medical Center; and Carol Morris, MD, MS, FAAOS, division chief of orthopaedic oncology and professor of orthopaedic surgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine—about what residents and program directors can expect from the forthcoming program.

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