Department Journal Clubs

Our department wide journal club is a high-yield event that allows our residents, fellows, and other orthopaedic surgeons the opportunity to address articles of our own residents’ choosing to discuss and stay current with the latest research and surgical methods. These articles are presented to and discussed with our department’s faculty from a variety of UK academic departments, including surgeons from the Shriners Hospital for Children. In the past, our dinner-provided journal clubs have been hosted at Malone’s Lansdowne, Kroger Field Recruiting Room, and other various venues that highlight the prominent aspects of Kentucky.


Shriner’s Visiting Professor Dinner and Lecture

Each year in the fall, the local division of the Shriner’s host the residents for a catered dinner at a local hotel to kick of the annual OLEIKA Lecture series. The following day the residents are excused from clinic duties to gather at the Shiners Hospital for Children Lexington to participate in a day of education facilitated by a nationally renowned orthopaedist in pediatric orthopaedics.


Talwalkar Holiday Party

Every year, Dr. Talwalkar hosts the residents at his house for a Holiday Party. This is a fun-filled event with catered dinner and bourbon tasting that gives residents an opportunity to all come together for an evening away from the busy days of residency.  Spouses and kids are invited to join!


Department Holiday Party

The department's of holiday party is one of the most fun events of the year. This event is held every winter and is hosted by the department for residents, staff, faculty, and family. There is live music and catered food and beverage. The party has a different theme each year and attendees are encouraged to dress in costume (with best costume prizes).


State of the Residency

State of Residency is a resident organized event that happens most Fridays in the warmer months of the year. After conference residents and rotating medical students meet at a local bar or restaurant for drinks. This is a fantastic time for residents and rotating students to socialize outside of the hospital.



Graduation is a special time of the year where residents, faculty, family, and staff all come together to celebrate the accomplishment of our outgoing chief residents. The events commence with our annual golf outing at a local country club in a scramble style tournament that includes residents, faculty, and staff who play for coveted prizes. The events continue into the week with a graduation dinner and gathering for faculty and residents at a faculty member’s house. The week culminates on the Friday of graduation with a day long event that includes presentation of research by graduating chief residents and a series of lectures facilitated by a nationally renowned guest orthopaedist. Following the day of education, residents and faculty members welcome family and staff for a formal graduation ceremony and dinner, usually held that the University of Kentucky Woodford Room, which overlooks Kroger Field (University of Kentucky football field).