For over six years, ORS Member Fred Nelson, MD, has circulated a Basic Science Tip of the Week to a large and growing email list. In total, he has completed 342 weekly tips directed at orthopaedic residents and staff.
These tips serve several roles:
- Highlight terms and concepts that may appear on resident examinations (OITE).
- Give a glimpse into future developments that may come into clinical practice in the near future.
- Highlight a mechanical or biochemical development that affects current basic science applications in medicine and surgery.
- Share surprising developments such as the discovery of mechanisms of action for age old traditional herbal medicine and ancient practices.
Dr. Nelson’s “Tip of the Week” were regularly featured in ORS Connect, the society’s e-newsletter.