Excellence in Teaching
We recruit and develop some of the top orthopedic trainees in South Africa and provide training in all facets of orthopedic trauma and elective surgery. During their clinical rotations our students are exposed to orthopaedic trauma surgery, hand surgery, paediatric orthopaedic surgery, hip and acetabular surgery, sports orthopaedics, arthroplasty, shoulder and elbow surgery as well as spine surgery. They are paired with one subspecialist consultant who supervises the acquisition of operative and clinical skills. Daily tutorials and meetings for academic training are held as a group and on an individual basis. For our medical students we have established a curriculum with bed side teaching, tutorials, shadowing and orthopedic skills stations such as plaster technique and injection techniques. This program has received strong support from our Health Professions Council and is lauded as an example of quality medical student teaching.