In Wake of COVID-19, NJMS Resident Creates Virtual Lecture for Ortho Students Nationwide

In the midst of a pandemic, one exceptional NJMS resident, Jeremy Hreha, PGY-5, NJMS '15, is leading an initiative to educate students in the field of orthopaedic surgery.

After receiving news that students across the nation would be limited in rotating outside of their home programs in orthopaedic surgery due to COVID-19, Hreha led the development of a medical student lecture series to prepare students for their upcoming rotations.

What started as a small, earnest pilot series for NJMS students quickly became a nationwide weekly lecture series which is now viewed by hundreds of students applying to orthopaedics.

Hreha recruited NJMS colleagues Joe Ippolito (PGY4, NJMS '17) and Joe Galloway (PGY4) to assist with his educational efforts.

"Jeremy is the ultimate selfless leader and possesses this charisma that you just can't say no when he asks you for help. It has been an honor to help him with this series," said Ippolito. "Jeremy embodies a passion for teaching that is unparalleled amongst residents, and I have benefitted from him tremendously as a mentor and friend."

"As a graduate of NJMS, Jeremy's commitment to our community remains steadfast, as he will be staying on for one more year as the NJMS orthopaedic trauma fellow next year," Ippolito added. "Congrats on all your success, Jeremy!" 

Click here to view video recordings of prior lecture series hosted by Hreha. To learn more about the NJMS Ortho Student Lecture Series, visit the NJMS Orthopaedic Residency Instagram page @njms.orthopaedics