The Department of Orthopedic Surgery has a variety of resources available to residents. The Residents Room is located within the department's academic office and consists of three workstations with desk top computers. The room also has a sitting area with cable TV, a full bath to include a shower, and a kitchen with full size refrigerator and microwave oven. There is also a separate call room located on the first floor of the hospital, one floor below the OR and SICU. The room is equipped with a computer, bed, couch, TV, and small refrigerator. A bathroom is located down the hall.
The Reckling Library is also located within the academic office. It houses orthopedic surgery textbooks and journals and provides a quiet place for study. This supplements the comprehensive KUMC Dykes Library, which has undergone a recent renovation and now has an updated computer-based search, and student classrooms and testing rooms. Additionally, the VAMC and CMH also have libraries on site for resident use.
The Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic is in a new two-floor medical office building. There is a total of 28 exam rooms, a cast room on each floor, as well as a physical therapy gym and hand rehab center. The outpatient clinic is staffed with nurses, physician assistants, and patient service representatives. Outpatient facilities are also located at KU MedWest and the new Indian Creek campus.
The Department has a full complement of nursing and clerical staff to assist the residents in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Many of our physicians have physician assistants, nurse practioners, and/or RNs. The program has a full time residency coordinator and assistant coordinator.