All residents are expected to actively participate in clinical or basic science orthopaedic research.
A resident’s participation in research allows him or her to add to the body of current orthopaedic
knowledge and learn to critically evaluate the research of others. Each resident is required to
submit at least two manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals during their residency.
The DOSR Research Committee and faculty mentors work with each
resident on a one-to-one basis to facilitate each resident’s research
monitor their progress. Periodic progress reports are required
of all residents. Comprehensive guides to the research requirements and
proposal process are available below:
Resident Research Requirements Procedures
Resident Proposal Writing Guidelines and Checklist
Each spring, orthopaedic residents present the current results of
their work at the annual G.W.N. Eggers Lectureship. The Leroy Lockhart
including a plaque and an honorarium, is presented to the
resident with the most outstanding research presentation.
Resources for orthopaedic research include the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory.
The Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory includes a materials
testing system (MTS) and extensive computer support for
data acquisition and high-end graphics computers for image
processing, computational biomechanics, and simulation/modeling
development. The lab also houses a 6-camera motion capture
system for biomechanical tests, a 4-camera motion capture system for
EMG monitoring systems and thermal imaging.
The Musculoskeletal Physiology Laboratory facilities houses a
histomorphometry lab with a computerized
histomorphometry system and basic science equipment for specimen
preparation, incubation, and analysis of tissue culture specimens.