2020 Summer CORD Conference
Theme: How Good is Your Program and What Does the Data Show

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June 12-13, 2020

2020 Summer CORD Conference Program Chair

Lee R. Leddy, MD, FAOA

Friday, June 12, 2020

2:00pm – 2:05pm Opening Remarks and Announcements
Lee R. Leddy, MD, FAOA, Medical University of South Carolina

2:05pm – 2:55pm
Michael A. Simon CORD Lecturer
2:55pm – 3:20pm Open Paper Podium Presentations
3:20pm – 3:35pm Q&A

3:35pm – 4:20pm SYMPOSIUM I: Medical Knowledge – Standardized Testing Results – Do we have a reliable method to assess medical knowledge?

  • OITE – How should we interpret these results?
  • ABOS part 1 versus part 2 pass rates
4:20pm – 4:35pm



4:35pm – 4:45pm Break
4:45pm – 5:30pm

SYMPOSIUM II: The ACGME Survey – Garbage in … garbage out

  • Is there anonymity, how to interpret the results, and is it useful in orthopaedic programs
  • ARCOS perspectives
  • RRC perspectives on medical knowledge and survey results
5:30pm – 5:55pm Q&A
5:55pm Closing Remarks;
6:00pm CORD/PEAL Networking Reception

Saturday, June 13, 2020

8:15am – 8:20am Opening Remarks
8:20am – 8:50am ABOS Update
8:50am – 9:00am Q&A
9:00am – 9:45am SYMPOSIUM III: Psychomotor Skills – What Matters in Residency

  • Case logs
  • The senior and junior faculty perspective (point-counter point)
  • ABOS skill tool
9:45am – 9:55am Q&A
9:55am – 10:05am Break
10:05am – 10:50am SYMPOSIUM IV: External Perspectives

  • What medical students are using to assess your program
  • What fellowship directors think about your residents; better communication between PD and FDs
  • What do orthopaedic group practices use to hire?
10:50am – 11:00am TAKE AWAY POINTS – Using data to make an accurate assessment of your program and to guide changes
11:00am – 11:20am Q&A and Open Forum
11:20am – 11:40am RESIDENT IDEAS – Reporting from the CORD Collaboration with the Resident Leadership Forum
11:40am – 12:00pm Q&A and Closing Remarks
12:00pm Adjourn

About the Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD)
CORD is dedicated to the promotion of excellence in musculoskeletal graduate medical education. The program works to recognize best practices in orthopaedic residency and fellowship education to achieve common educational goals. CORD membership is held at the institutional level. All individual staff within a member institution are considered CORD affiliates and are invited to take part in CORD activities. Yearly program dues provide many benefits, including: online educational resources, a discussion forum, monthly e-newsletter and discounted registration fees for CORD conferences. Non-member institutions are encouraged to join the AOA’s CORD program.