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Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds is a series of educational presentations held on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. via Zoom. Attendance is mandatory.

Morbidity & Mortality

M&M Conference is held once a month on a Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. via Zoom. Attendance is mandatory. These are closed conferences only offered to the residents, faculty, and affiliate faculty.

Didactic Conferences

These conferences occur each Thursday between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm in the Orthopaedic Specialties Building. All residents are excused from clinical duties during this time unless attending to an emergency.

Orthopaedic In-Training Exam

All residents take the OITE each year during training. The program provides each resident with a subscription to the Orthobullets 365 OITE study plan.


Each PGY-5 resident presents an original research project during the Annual Residents’ Research Day. Residents are also encouraged to submit a presentation to a national or regional orthopaedic conference such as the AAOS, MAOA or Alabama Orthopaedic Society. Each PGY-1 resident participates in the PGY-1 Research Symposium.

Surgical Skills Boot Camp

PGY-1s also participate in a surgical skills rotation. The curriculum includes orientation materials, hand-off training, suturing, bone handling and soft tissue handling skills, arthroscopy, joint arthroplasty, trauma skills (halo application, traction pins, joint reductions/aspiration, splinting/casting), spine techniques, and others.

UAB Healthcare Disparities Academy

Healthcare disparities in Alabama are unfortunately a harsh reality. However, UAB is dedicated to education and research around these disparities. Foundational training is offered to all residents and fellows on disparities experienced by patients in Alabama. The program consists of interactive group sessions and video learning.

UAB Medicine Mini-Quality Academy

UAB prides itself on training and investing in future leaders. Through the UAB Medicine Mini-Quality Academy, residents have the opportunity to learn skills and gain knowledge that sets a foundation for creating innovation and improvements in healthcare delivery at the point of care.