All residents are expected to complete a research project during the course of their training. At a minimum this project must be presented at the Annual Senior Thesis Day of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. This program is attended by faculty, residents, students, nurses and alumni of the orthopaedic and podiatric residency programs, and is part of the annual graduation program for both orthopaedic and podiatric residents.
A weekly podiatric indications conference is held where recent cases are reviewed. Residents and students are required to present the cases with diagnosis and treatment plans, followed by discussion with the attending staff. All complications are reviewed at this conference. Journal clubs are held monthly, and an attending lecture series is conducted throughout the year. Podiatric residents also attend orthopaedic lectures and Visiting Professor presentations with lower extremity relevance.