The department offers a number of  specialty conferences and grand rounds, which are available to community physicians — both those who have a specialty interest and those who desire a more general orthopaedic postgraduate exposure. Department faculty participate in numerous regional and national postgraduate medical education programs during the academic year.

The most important teaching activity for residents, the course has a two-year curriculum and meets weekly year-round. This is a comprehensive course covering aspects of clinical and basic science related to orthopaedics. The basic science curriculum incorporates an anatomy workshop, held during September and October of each year.  

Held weekly, the faculty present Grand Rounds in cooperation with the house staff. The subject rotates by subspecialty and faculty member. Faculty frequently invite guest lecturers. CME credit is available for those who attend. The July (PDF) flyer is posted or for more information please call: 916-734-4025.

Held monthly, the Resident Journal Club meets in the evening to discuss current orthopaedic journals and articles of interest. 

This conference, held annually in June, focuses on a series of papers presented by chief residents and fellows regarding their clinical and laboratory research. The symposium also features an internationally known visiting professor. It begins with grand rounds presented by the visiting professor on Thursday evening , continues Friday morning with the graduate presentations and concludes with a resident graduation ceremony and dinner in the evening. 

Beginning in 2014, this half-day conference, coupled with our Resident Graduation Symposium, highlights presentations by our Resident and Fellow Alumni.  The symposium features a Clinical Challenges panel comprised of alumni and current faculty, a keynote speaker discussing what they would have done differently in their first years after graduation and three additional alumni who discuss their worst cases since graduation and how they solved them. The 2019 symposium was held on Friday, June 14th in the UC Davis Medical Education Building.  For information from the 2019 symposium, please see our graduation symposeum program (PDF).

This one-day program is designed for primary care providers, community physicians, family practitioners physicians, internal medicine, generalists, associated staff, such as physical therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, and other interpersonal team members. Please check back for more information rregarding the 2020 conference.

One of the best comprehensive reviews and updates of orthopaedic problems and their complications in the country, this unique six-day course emphasizes an anatomical approach, starting at the fingers and ending at the toes. It is of particular interest to family and emergency physicians, pediatricians and internists who need practical information. Held at Stanford Sierra Camp, Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe, California, the conference is co-sponsored by UC Davis Health's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Office of Continuing Medical Education. Check back for more information.