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Core Curriculum


The core curriculum serves as the foundation for the academic portion of the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program (SFORP). We emphasize the exploration of didactic learning through academic preparation and research. It is an integral part of our training program.

Our lecture series consists of a continuous rotating cycle that starts in July and ends in June. This repeats every two years. 

July though September our summer lecture series begins with anatomy and surgical cadaver dissection. This series includes emphasis upon functional anatomy and surgical operative approaches. Our anatomy lectures are primarily given by assigned faculty members. The remainder of the year, our educational conferences include a weekly fracture conference including specific topics related to: 

  • Basic science 
  • Foot and ankle 
  • Adult arthroplasty 
  • Sports 
  • Bio-mechanical 
  • Pediatrics 
  • Oncology 
  • Hand 
  • Spine 
  • Trauma 
  • Rehabilitation 

House staff, faculty and residents are assigned lectures, depending on the topic and level of complexity. It includes monthly research meetings with our research director Jeremi Leasure and our Taylor Research Team. We also hold a casting and splinting conference held at the beginning of each year. In addition, chief and senior residents organize a monthly journal club with resident and faculty participation.