Shadowing and observation
A Day in the Life of an Orthopaedic Specialist
The virtual program will provide you with information about the orthopedic careers. You must be 16 years of age or older to participate in this program. The journey starts with your education, so each career covered will include information on college and post-secondary training required. We will also touch on other topics, including getting into practice and what a typical day is like in the work force. During our program, you will also hear a little bit about TRIA including our philosophy on patient centered care, unique programs we offer, and view a previously recorded anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Upcoming Program Dates
- 2022 – TBD
- Provide a general introduction to TRIA and the orthopedic profession.
- Detail educational requirements for 3-5 orthopedic careers.
- Provide a sneak peak into a Day in the Life of our specialists.
- Make a list of resources available by specialty to students looking to pursue a career in orthopedics.
- Physical Therapist
- Physician Assistant
- Nurse Practitioner
- Physician (including Medical School, Residency, Fellowship)
- Athletic Trainer
- We may touch on the following careers:
- Occupational Therapy
- Radiology Technologists
- Surgical Technician
*Topics are subject to change
Observation After the Program
This course is required prior to an observation at any of our locations. Observation is coordinated following attendance at the program. You will be required to provide TRIA with a copy of your immunization record prior to being scheduled for an observation. We do required immunization against COVID-19 and influenza in addition to MMR and Hepatitis B.
PLEASE NOTE: Observations are currently not allowed following our organization guidelines due to COVID-19 exposure risk. We will resume this part of the program as soon as local guidelines allow.
There is no charge to attend this course. Please note our registration process requires obtaining parent/guardian approval prior to signing up for the program. Entering your parent/guardian contact number confirms you have received their approval to attend the course.
Graduate Student and Post-Professional Observation
If you are a medical professional or a graduate student required to complete observation hours as part of your course work, contact our observation program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-806-5603 to speak with one of our education coordinators.
At this time, TRIA does not offer any paid or volunteer internship opportunities. We are only able to accommodate requests that are part of a degree seeking program.