Hone your critical reasoning and communication skills in an intensive 3-day case review course designed to help you zero in on what is most clinically relevant for diagnosis, surgical approach, and case management in all essential areas of orthopaedic surgery. In this course, participants present cases from their own case list and are questioned about data gathering and image interpretation, diagnosis, treatment, technical aspects, and outcome. Each oral case review session utilizes cases selected by the participant before the course in order to allow matching with faculty expertise. Participants and faculty review face-to-face in a 25-minute simulation of the oral board process followed by faculty critique and audience response; 2-4 cases are reviewed in each 30-minute session for a total of 40 to 80 case reviews per day. Communication skills are critical for an orthopaedic surgeon to be able to obtain accurate patient histories, establish correct diagnoses, and explain treatment plans to patients and surgical team members; the latter is especially important to reducing medical errors.
30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ – maximum