The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery residency program offers two tracks of training: a five-year clinical track and a six-year research track. Residents build upon knowledge and skill sets obtained through medical school to prepare for the independent practice of clinical and academic orthopaedic surgery. Training focuses on clinical skills and compassionate patient care; achievement of professional competencies; acquisition of medical knowledge; and achievement of scholarly activity through research.
The research track resident follow the same training as the five-year clinical track, but spend one year after the PGY 2 year conducting research within the lab. The research track resident will resume as a PGY 3 clinical trainee after the research year.
Clinical Track Residents
Research Track Residents
Look to the Future
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is committed to helping each resident attain the maximum of their individual potential. In this program, both community practice and academic positions are available, allowing graduates to fully explore options for long-term career goals. Residents from the program regularly match into competitive fellowships in a variety of subspecialties; and the department offers three fellowship programs of its own for further specialized training.