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Dear Friends and Colleagues-

On January 12th we held Resident Interview Day. This was a culmination of multiple screening efforts from over 675 applicants to bring to Louisville 29 incredibly promising candidates. The finalists had a pre-interview reception at the Sports and Social Club at Fourth Street Live the night before. The following day, two rounds of interviews were held. Each candidate went through eight interviews, which were conducted by our full-time clinical, research, and gratis faculty, as well as our chief residents. We look forward to finding out who we matched with on March 16, 2018.

Other current happenings in the department include:

  • Our PGY 3 and PGY 4 residents presented their "Resident Research Updates" during Grand Rounds on Friday, January 26th.
  • Our PGY-3 residents will attend an AANA Arthroscopy Course in Chicago in February.
  • Two residents, Christian Eccles, MD and Sam Bhimani, MD, had posters accepted and will present at the Orthopaedic Research Society in New Orleans, LA in March.
  • James Baker, MD will give a podium presentation at the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association’s annual meeting in San Antonio, TX in April.
  • Our largest matching PGY-1 class (five residents) is off to a great start.

As part of our ACGME accreditation process, a comprehensive Self-Study is required that illustrates how the program creates an effective learning and working environment. This outcomes-based study also requires a SWAT analysis to be done (Strengths, Weaknesses, external opportunities, and threats), and a plan for improvement. Our Self-Study group included faculty from the Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) and the Clinical Competency Committee (CCC). Our results from this process will be submitted on January 31, 2018, and the 10- year site visit will be in 2019. We are very proud of how the Department has developed over the past decade and look forward to the site visit.

Meanwhile, we continue to make excellent progress towards our vision of a vibrant . Department with a strong clinical enterprise, multiple endowed professorships and divisions, a top ten residency training program, and broad regional outreach and influence. Thank you for your support!


Craig S. Roberts, MD, MBA
K. Armand Fischer Professor and Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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