developing procedural and teaching skills
Procedural skills are taught in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. These skills include musculoskeletal examination, joint aspiration, joint injection, soft tissue injection, and synovial fluid analysis. Procedures are performed under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Direct observation will occur until the faculty member and the fellow are confident of successful completion. During the course of the program, the fellow keeps a procedure log to ensure adequate skills have been obtained.
The program provides an environment for the fellow which fosters and highly regards the activities of teaching. This includes the education of not only medical students, physicians, and other allied health personnel but also the education of patients. The development of these skills occurs during inpatient teaching rounds, the outpatient clinical experience, didactic lectures, and personal feedback from individual faculty.