The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery residency program's mission is to produce orthopaedic surgeons who become role models for their communities, their colleagues and their patients.
Through the course of the five-year program, we provide a didactic educational program that focuses on current literature for junior residents and in-depth preparation for senior residents entering fellowship or general practice. Our lecture format has been replaced with small-group case discussions based on reading assignments.
We encourage early engagement with research and require residents to complete at least one research project before they graduate. We leverage the stellar reputations and connections of our faculty to expose residents to national and regional leadership activities.
We expect that graduates will be fully trained surgeons who are competent in all major areas of orthopaedics. Although many of our residents match successfully in nationally recognized fellowships, some of our residents choose to begin general practice after residency completion.