University of Virginia Medical Student Virtual Curriculum
2020 will go down as one of the most disruptive years in our lifetimes. Our educational process has been turned upside-down by COVID with travel restrictions and social distancing prohibiting normal medical student rotations and interviews. Our program prides itself on our curriculum and training environment. Unfortunately, students from outside institutions will not have the opportunity to rotate with us or experience our program.
Evolution is the key to ensuring that our program continues to provide high-level training and educational opportunities. Virtual conferences and remote learning have become routine in our program. One of the silver linings of this pandemic has been the discovery of this new medium for engagement with our friends, colleagues, residents, and students.
We are developing a weekly virtual curriculum hosted by our faculty and residents designed for medical students that will be educational and interactive. The goals of this curriculum are to introduce medical students to many of the basic concepts of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as to provide information about our program. Each of our subspecialty services will be highlighted during the curriculum. We will also have a resident-only session during which students can ask questions about the program. We hope to use this forum to get to know many of the students who are interested in the residency program.
The weekly virtual conference will start after the July 4th weekend, and will take place on Thursdays at 8:00 PM via the Zoom web-conferencing platform. We will have two nine-week sessions (session 1: July 9 to September 3; session 2: September 10 to November 5).
There is limited space for this curriculum. Interested students should contact our residency coordinator, David Craig, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit your C.V. and include a paragraph (<200 words) about why you are interested in UVA. Please indicate which session you would like to attend.
The tentative schedule is below. We look forward to seeing you virtually starting in July.
Recordings of prior talks are available on our YouTube Channel
The Curriculum is linked here: UVA Orthopaedics 4th Year Medical Student Virtual Curriculum
Click here to access the Zoom link (David Craig will provide the password when you register)