Our residents begin their training by rotating through 6 months on the orthopaedic
service and 6 months of non-orthopaedic services in their intern year. During this
time residents are exposed to the basics of fracture care, evaluation of spinal injuries
and deformities, and common general orthopaedic procedures that form the foundation
of their education. The rotations in spine and general orthopaedics are designed to
introduce the resident to the operating room and teach the basics of peri-operative
operative techniques and principles while the rotation on the fracture service is
designed to teach acute fracture care. Interns also rotate through several services
in conjunction with the Department of Surgery and Department of Radiology, as per
As residents progress in their education, they will be given progressively more clinical
responsibilities which culminate in the chief year rotations. Our goal is to provide
residents with a diverse operative experience so that they will be well prepared when
they begin fellowships in their chosen subspecialty.
All residents receive one month of vacation per year, as well as time off to present
research projects at national conferences. All fifth year residents are given time
to attend the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon's annual meeting.