Surgical tools for orthopaedics & traumatology

Further training

Orthopaedic training at the University Hospital Basel

Our Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University Hospital Basel is highly committed to continuing medical education. For us, imparting knowledge is a core task of a university institution and is one of the main pillars of our everyday clinical work.

Our clinic has embedded further training (WB) as "protected time" in the clinic's daily routine. Every Wednesday morning between 8.15 a.m. and 12.15 p.m., a four-hour WB event takes place with a structured, PASS-supported two-year program consisting of a specialist colloquium, anatomy tutorial, case discussions, journal club, scientific training and symposia (see description below). This event is the "heart" of the WB program. Other smaller events permeate the clinical routine throughout the week. This also creates a "teaching culture" in the operating theater and during consultation hours and ward rounds.

In 2020, we were the first clinic in Europe to introduce the PASS program from Orthobullets. Every junior doctor is provided with a PASS account by the clinic. This program makes it possible to structure the training for each assistant individually according to their level of training, with simultaneous analysis and reporting to the training managers and feedback for the training candidates. In addition to the four hours of Wednesday morning training, all training candidates also receive a personalized learning plan from PASS according to their training year and team rotation. According to this plan, PASS provides 30 minutes of knowledge material (literature, guidelines, keypapers, including two to five MC questions, etc.) every day via the Orthobullets page, which can be worked on by the candidate.

In this year's report on continuing education by the SIWF(Swiss Institute for Continuing Education and Training), we were also rated better than the Swiss average in every category assessed, which confirms our efforts and encourages us to continue on this ambitious path.