Friday mornings are devoted to resident teaching in anatomy, osteology, pathology, biomechanics, rehabilitation, adult and pediatric reconstructive problems, and fractures. Residents do not have clinical responsibilities during scheduled conferences.
Grand Rounds are held weekly at Albany Medical Center. The individual hospitals have weekly indications conferences and monthly mortality and morbidity conferences discussing their patients. There is a monthly journal club and hand conference.
Each resident is required to complete a clinical or basic science research project. The proposal for the project is due at the beginning of the PGY 3 year. A thesis in the form of a publishable paper is required to complete the program. This paper is presented at the Annual Resident Thesis Day.