Health Science Library
Fellows will have 24/7 access to the
Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix Merrill W. Brown Health Sciences Library, the largest hospital-based medical health science library in Arizona. The library houses 24 computers connected to the internet and loaded with selected software to assist in creating presentations.
Fellows will also have access to CD/DVD burners, printers, copiers, a high-speed scanner, and a large conference room for meeting or studying that may comfortably seat up to 14 people.
All major medical and science texts, including 73 orthopedic titles and all pertinent journals are available on site. Should an article be needed that is not on site, the library is networked internationally to acquire the requested journal article within 48 hours at no charge to fellows or residents. There are approximately 17,000 article deliveries each year and more than 1,000 literature searches performed by the library staff annually. While there are over 100 visits to the library each day, online access is becoming more common.
In order to have important resources readily available for access at any given moment, each fellow will be given iPads loaded with digital versions of relevant and often referenced textbooks and study materials. Also, using their iPads, fellows will be able to access a password protected online website which will host all the lectures, notes, video, and blogs relevant to the fellowship program.
Microscopic Surgery Laboratory
A surgical microscope is housed within the research facility in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and is readily accessible to the fellows. At convenient times in their schedules, fellows have the opportunity to refine their microscopic skills with or without supervision.
Dual Visiting Professorship
The Dual Visiting Professorship occurs quarterly and invites two distinguished experts on a particular topic for a two-day event comprised of didactic lectures, debates, roundtable discussions and cadaveric demonstrations.
Meetings and Courses
Each fellow will be sent to two intensive skills courses: (1) an Arthroscopy Course and (2) a Microsurgical Course. This intensive training will augment their already strong clinical experience and offer an opportunity to practice techniques in a controlled setting with expert guidance.