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Contains recorded webinars, business of medicine tips, and outpatient protocol best practices from our faculty. Registration is required to access this content.
Brian Culp, MD
Director of outpatient joint replacement program: Princeton Hospital/Penn Medicine Health policy Fellow and Chairman of the Young Arthroplasty Group: AAHKS
"I think what makes this program special is the open dialogue amongst the faculty and between the faculty and the audience. Often times, at large courses, the topics are often a formal lecture to the observers. Similarly, when you are in training, you are too timid to raise a hand and ask a question, or admit that you don’t understand something being discussed. These SPDI™ programs are different. There is a genuine discussion between the speakers about challenges they have faced. The attendees raise hands and fire off questions or grab the lecturer in the hall for a post panel discussion. I think that type of open communication is invaluable!"
Coleman Fowble, MD
Medical Director: Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery
"I think the benefits of this particular course are excellent because it gives you an honest look at all types of Orthopaedic practices, i.e. academic, employed model, and private practice. The presentations are unbiased and not an attempt to recruit or convince the participants that they should choose one over the other."
Douglas Kasow, DO
OrthoAtlanta Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedics at August University
"SPDI™ is a comprehensive educational platform that provides surgeons access to a collaboration of peers that encompass academia, private practice, and an employment model to share their experiences developing, maintaining, and evolving a practice. The field of medicine is very fluid and one has to adapt to these changes. The value of the learning firsthand the business of medicine from experienced faculty is immeasurable. I have learned through trial and error and wish I had this opportunity earlier on. I have been fortunate enough to have worked with other faculty members and have learned so much from them and owe it to SPDI™. It is an incredible program that all who utilize will get so much out of it."
David Donohue, MD
Associate Professor: Orthopaedic Surgery at University of FL
"What I’m most grateful for, during my time as faculty for SPDI™ programs, is the perspective I have gained from my fellow faculty members in learning about their practice models, challenges, and solutions. This knowledge makes us all better educators. It helps us ease the transition into practice for young surgeons so they can focus on what is most important, the care of their patients."
Thomas Hickernell, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery Columbia Orthopedics
"I started going to SPDI™ events as a resident to learn more about the business side of medicine – something I’ve often felt lacking in standard training curricula. I’ve met a lot of great people through their events – I continue to go as a young attending, and learn something new every time!"