Our Mission

CME Purpose:

The primary continuing medical education (CME) mission of San Diego Shoulder Institute (SDSI) is to:

  • Improve knowledge, competence, performance, and patient outcomes in the treatment and care of shoulder disorders by offering a quality educational forum to global participants.
  • Promote safe, accurate, and effective methods for the diagnosis and treatment of the shoulder and related joints.

Content Areas

SDSI courses address known best practice modalities for the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder disorders.

Target Audience:

SDSI’s primary target audience is United States and International orthopaedic surgeons.

SDSI’s secondary target audience is:

  • Other physicians and surgeons with an interest in shoulder care
  • Orthopaedic residents
  • Orthopaedic Fellows with an interest in the shoulder
  • General orthopaedic specialists

Types of Activities: 

SDSI brings together recognized experts in the field of shoulder care to offer education on best practices, current research, and technological advances. The annual course combines various educational strategies and may be  comprised of:

  • Didactic Lectures.
  • Interactive case studies
  • Panel Discussions
  • Elective hands-on arthroscopic motor skills laboratories using plastic shoulder models
  • Elective hands-on arthroscopic motor skills laboratories using cadaver specimens
  • Elective anatomical dissection of the shoulder
  • Elective open surgical treatment of the shoulder including instability, rotator cuff repair, and arthroplasty.

Development of enduring material courses:

  • distribution of an annual DVD comprised of course lectures, case studies, and panel discussions

Expected Results of the Program

SDSI expects participants to enhance their knowledge and skills in orthopaedic shoulder care.

SDSI expects validation of improved physician competence as a result of course participation. SDSI further expects participants to apply the knowledge and skills gleaned from course participation to improve performance and patient outcomes in the practice setting.