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John A. Scolaro, M.D., M.A.

Dear Prospective Resident:

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the University of California Irvine, College of Medicine, I want to thank you for your interest in our residency training program.

The Orthopaedic Residency Training Program at UC Irvine is a five-year training program with four residents per year. The University of California Irvine Orthopaedic residency program challenges residents to reach their full potential as surgeons and clinicians through close mentorship and unique educational opportunities. The educational curriculum utilizes a graduated philosophy focused on attaining a complete skill set required for Orthopaedic Surgeons. As the field of Orthopaedic Surgery changes regularly, we instill the fundamental skills and knowledge required for a strong surgical foundation allowing residents to adapt appropriately to future changes. The program is led by 15 full time faculty members and numerous part time faculty members who provide daily mentorship for our residents covering the full breadth of Orthopaedic specialties. As we are the only major academic medical center for Orange County, our program is designed for maximum resident participation. Our senior level residents are expected to have mastered both basic and complex Orthopaedic procedures preparing them for whatever subspecialty they so choose. Furthering the Orthopaedic knowledge base through the learning of clinical and basic science research methodologies is also taught as research is easily accessible and compliments the residents learning experience with dedicated research time. Our residents are extremely active in research with most resident presenting and publishing multiple papers within their residency period. Residents who enter our program understand this is a vigorous and challenging program. Due to our high volume of cases, junior and senior level residents are actively engaged in the clinical and operative decision process. The residents are expected to take charge of patient problems and are given considerable responsibility with constant involvement and supervision by full-time and part-time faculty. Our core didactic curriculum compliments the clinical learning environment and involves all subspecialties in Orthopaedics and includes weekly education conferences, case base didactic presentations, grand round lectures, weekly cadaveric dissections and skill labs, and monthly subspecialty specific journal clubs. The program performance on the In-Training examination attests to the quality of our residents as well as our educational curriculum, and the breadth of experience they receive. Residents also gain firsthand knowledge of careers in academia, private practice, and Kaiser Permanente. Residents who graduate from UCI are of the highest quality as they are perennially attending their top choice of fellowship.

Interested individuals are invited to apply in their fourth year of medical school. At the present time we are accepting applications from fourth year medical students who are applying for a residency (internship) position through the NRMP specific for Orthopaedic Surgery.

look forward to receiving your completed application and we appreciate your interest in the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at UC Irvine.

John A. Scolaro, M.D., M.A.
Residency Program Director

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Grand Rounds and Resident Lecture Series
March 2019
  • TIME
  • LECTURE SERIES
  • TOPIC
  • SPEAKER
  • LOCATION
MARCH 07
Bldg. 55
Conference
Room 212
  • 7:00 am
  • QI Conference
  • -
  • Chief Residents
  • 8:00 am
  • Resident Lecture
  • Radiology of the Human Body
  • Sabin Shah, MD
    David Wright, MD
    Jonathan Ochoa, MD
  • 9:00 am
  • Resident Assignments
  • Resident Case Presentations
  • Sabin Shah, MD
    David Wright, MD
    Jonathan Ochoa, MD
  • 10:00 am
  • OITE Review
  • Resident Assignments
  • Sabin Shah, MD
    David Wright, MD
    Jonathan Ochoa, MD
MARCH 14
AAOS – NO LECTURE
MARCH 21
  • 7:00 am
  • Didactic Lecture
  • Tumor
  • Russ Stitzlein, MD
  • 8:00 am
  • Resident Lecture
  • Radiology of the Human Body
  • Abhiram Gande, MD
    Michael Vrla, MD
    Hayk Stepanyan, MD
  • 9:00 am
  • Resident Assignments
  • Resident Case Presentations
  • Abhiram Gande, MD
    Michael Vrla, MD
    Hayk Stepanyan, MD
  • 10:00 am
  • Resident Assignments
  • OITE Questions
  • Abhiram Gande, MD
    Michael Vrla, MD
    Hayk Stepanyan, MD
Bldg. 55
Conference
Room 212
MARCH 28
  • 7:00 am
  • Grand Rounds
  • Periprosthetic Joint Infections
  • Dr. Ball
  • 8:00 am
  • Resident Lecture
  • Radiology of the Human Body
  • Young Lu, MD
    Andrew Alvarez, MD
    Mark Cubberly, MD
  • 9:00 am
  • Resident Assignments
  • Resident Case Presentations
  • Young Lu, MD
    Andrew Alvarez, MD
    Mark Cubberly, MD
  • 9:00 am
  • Resident Assignments
  • OITE Questions
  • Young Lu, MD
    Andrew Alvarez, MD
    Mark Cubberly, MD
Bldg. 55
Conference
Room 212

Weekly Didactic Conference Schedule

Monday
6:30am - Fracture rounds UCI
5pm - Hand service conference UCI

Tuesday
6:30am - Fracture rounds UCI

Wednesday
6:30am - Fracture rounds UCI
6:30am - Joint service conference VA
7am - Joint service conference UCI
7am - Sport service conference Kaiser

Thursday
5:30am - Fracture rounds UCI
6:30 - Weekly Didactic lecture series UCI
12pm - Spine Service conference UCI

Friday
6:30am - Fracture rounds UCI
7am - Hand Service conference Kaiser

Journal Club
Monthly - Alternating Trauma and Joint Replacement discussion.

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