Objective: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has published orthopedic case log data since the 2006/2007 academic year. Here, we use this data to analyze the variability in orthopedic trauma case experience reported by orthopedic trainees and to better understand the impact of an orthopedic trauma fellowship on orthopedic surgical training. Design, Setting, and Participants: Data were gathered from ACGME case log reports for orthopedic residents (reporting the cumulative case experience of graduating residents) and orthopedic trauma fellows (reporting the case experience of their fellowship year only) for all available years. Results: The average orthopedic trauma fellow reported significantly more trauma cases in multiple body regions (“Pelvis/Hip”, “Femur/Knee”, and “Foot/Toes”) and “Open Complex” reductions (as defined by the ACGME) in their 1 year of fellowship than the average resident reported in their 5 years of residency. Conclusion: On average, orthopedic trauma fellowships substantially increase the trauma case volumes of orthopedic trainees, especially with respect to lower extremity trauma.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Surgical Education|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2019|
- Medical Knowledge
- Patient Care
- Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
- case log
- orthopedic trauma
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Butler, B. A. (Contributor), Lawton, C. D. (Contributor), Johnson, D. J. (Contributor), Nicolay, R. W. (Contributor), Yamaguchi, J. T. (Contributor) & Stover, M. D. (Contributor), Mendeley Data, 2019
DOI: 10.17632/bjj6r9m7ft.1, https://data.mendeley.com/datasets/bjj6r9m7ft