Clinical Experience

Each year, we accept five new residents into our program to begin their training. Most rotations are located at VCU Health, where there are 15 full-time faculty members representing all orthopaedic subspecialties. Residents also rotate at other locations in the Richmond area, including Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center and St. Mary’s Hospital. Private subspecialty clinics are located at VCU Health at Stony Point and VCU Sports Medicine Center.

There is a night float system in place Sunday night through Thursday night. Weekend call is distributed evenly amongst PGY-2 through PGY-5 residents with five call weekends every 12-week period.

Throughout the year, we have frequent fresh cadaver and sawbone labs in multiple subspecialties, staffed by VCU attendings or invited faculty. There are also anatomy and surgical exposure labs, guest speakers and other presentations scheduled throughout the year.

 

Conferences

All conferences are dedicated academic time. The conference schedule is:

  • Mondays, 6:45-7:30 a.m. – Fracture conference
  • Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m. – Basic science conference for PGY-1 and PGY-2
  • Thursdays, 7-8 a.m. – Indications conference for each rotation
  • Fridays, 7-10 a.m. – Orthopedic teaching conference (lectures given by attendings on rotating schedule of topics)
  • Second Thursday of each month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Grand rounds

Rotations

Contact Us

Amber Cox

Amber Cox

Residency Program Coordinator

Amber Cox

Amber Cox

Residency Program Coordinator

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Phone: (804) 827-1204

Email: amber.cox@vcuhealth.org