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Palmetto Health - University of South Carolina Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Program Information

Residency Program:

Palmetto Health - University of South Carolina Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Program Director:

David E Koon, Jr, MD

Number of Residents:

10

Number of Staff:

6

Accredited:

Accredited

Length of Program:

5

Start Dates:

July

Program Contact Information

Name:

Michelle Wehunt, BA

Address:

Palmetto Health Richland Hospital
Suite 404
Two Medical Park

City:

Columbia

State/Province:

South Carolina

Zip/Postal code

29203

Phone:

(803) 434-6879

Fax:

(803) 434-7306

Email:

michelle.wehunt@uscmed.sc.edu

Website:

http://residency.palmettohealth.org/body-residency-fellowship.cfm?id=73

Program Highlights

  • Attendance at national conferences:
    • PGY-2: AO North American Basic Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management
    • PGY-3: Arthroscopy Course
    • PGY-4: Musculoskeletal Pathology Course
    • PGY-5: AAOS annual meeting
  • Minimum 2 days per week in clinics
  • Pediatric rotation at Shriners Hospital for Children-Greenville
  • Rotating daily morning conference schedule covering hand, spine, ethics, pathology, trauma, sports medicine, basic science, foot and ankle, joints, pediatric, grand rounds
  • One major and one minor publishable research papers required

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Program Curriculum

  • PGY-1: Plastic surgery, orthopaedics, general trauma, medical intensive care, pediatric orthopaedics, radiology/anesthesia, rehabilitation/prosthetics, surgical ICU, vascular surgery, VA
  • PGY-2: Hand and upper extremity, general orthopaedics, sports medicine, foot and ankle, joint reconstruction
  • PGY-3: Adult and pediatric trauma, general orthopaedics, spine, research, elective, foot and ankle, sports medicine, hand and upper extremity
  • PGY-4:Joint reconstruction, general orthopaedics, pediatric orthopaedics
  • PGY-5: Chief Resident, VA, hand, sports medicine, research, trauma, elective

Program Hospitals

  • Palmetto Health - Columbia, SC
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children (Greenville) - Greenville, SC
  • Palmetto Health Baptist - Columbia, SC
  • William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Hospital - Columbia, SC
  • Palmetto Health Richland - Columbia, SC



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