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One month each of vascular surgery and plastic surgery is required. Pediatric exposure is stressed during rotations in anesthesiology and emergency medicine. Pediatric trauma care is obtained during rotations in general surgery and orthopedic surgery.
Experience in the treatment of subspecialty orthopedics (pediatrics, foot and ankle, hand, adult reconstruction, sports medicine, and oncology/metastatic disease) is obtained through the basic rotation curriculum during the resident's orthopedic training.
All residents are evaluated quarterly by faculty, nursing personnel, and peer review through the New Innovations Residency System. The residents have at least one OCSE yearly (and in this process are evaluated by patients). Each resident comes before the combined faculty annually to discuss his/her progress and performance. The residents participate in an annual mock oral board examination, and all residents take part in the Orthopedic In-Training Examination (OITE) annually.