Shadowing and observation
A Day in the Life of an Orthopedic Specialist
This program is intended to provide you with information about various orthopedic professions. Each presentation might include details on schooling/program, requirements, getting into practice/the work force, salary, and what a typical day is like for an orthopedic specialist at TRIA. We will also touch base on TRIA’s philosophy on patient centered care, learn about a few of our unique programs, and even view a previously recorded ACL reconstruction surgery.
This is a free virtual program.
Upcoming Program Dates
- October 19, 2023 | 9am – 1pm | Register by October 14
- December 28, 2023 | 9am – 1pm | Register by December 23
A link to join the presentation will be sent a few days before program date. After attending the TRIA Day in the Life program, you will receive an evaluation of this course. We would really appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts.
- Provide a general introduction to TRIA and the orthopedic profession.
- Detail educational requirements for 3-5 orthopedic careers.
- Provide a sneak peek into a day in the life of our specialists.
- 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 program is required prior to an observation at any of our locations. Observation is coordinated following program attendance and we will do everything we can to accommodate the observation within 6 months. You will be required to create an account and profile in our observer database platform and complete the mandatory onboarding tasks prior to the scheduled experience.
There is no charge to attend this program. Please note, for those under 18 years of age 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.
“I learned the difference between the positions, the importance of shadowing many different jobs, and what it actually looks like to go through med school, residency and that entire process.”
“I learned all the steps and degrees needed to become a certified Nurse, the daily hours that a physical therapist works, how a surgeon looks inside of a body when performing surgery, and what a fellowship is and how to earn one.”
“I learned that each specialty has their own pros and cons. That each of them come with different amounts of training and experience in order to be where they are at today.”
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.