Curriculum

Curriculum

The five-year Orthopedic Surgery Residency includes, didactic and research training, along with extensive clinical experience. You gradually assume increasing responsibility for patient care.

In the first year, all rotations are based on guidelines provided by the AOAO https://www.aoao.org/, which requires six months devoted to non-orthopedic surgery rotations.

  • Non-Orthopedic Rotations
    • Vascular surgery (1 month)
    • General Surgery (2 months)
    • Internal Medicine (2 months)
    • Emergency Medicine (1 month
  • Orthopedic Rotations
    • Basic Skills (3 weeks)
    • Research (2 months)
    • General Orthopedics (3 months)

In years two through five, all rotations are based on guidelines provided by the AOAO https://www.aoao.org/

  • PGY-2/ PGY-3
    • Pediatrics
    • Hand
    • Foot/Ankle
    • Spine
    • Pediatric Orthopedics
    • General Orthopedics
    • Joint
  • PGY-4/ PGY-5
    • Sports Medicine
    • Trauma
    • Oncology
    • Sports
    • General Orthopedics
PGY July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June

PGY-1

GO GO JOINT JOINT SP MED SP MED GO Go JOINT JOINT SP MED SP MED
PGY-2 ONC ONC TRA TRA TRA JOINT JOINT SP MED SP MED GO GO/RE RE
PGY-3 SPINE SPINE SPINE PEDS PEDS PEDS FA FA FA/RE RE HAND HAND
PGY-4 GO GO JOINT JOINT GO GO RE RE/Go GO PEDS PEDS PEDS
PGY-5 SKILLS GO GO/RE RE GS GS VAS ER INT MED INT MED GO GO

KS rotations: KS License Needed SPINE, F/A, HAND, ONC, TRA (Trauma)
GEN OR: General Orthopedics / SP Med: Sports Medicine / VASC: Vascular
JOINT: Joint Reconstruction / GS: General Surgery / PEDS: Pediatrics
SP MED: Sports Medicine / ER: Emergency / FA: FootAnkle / ONC: Oncology
SKILLS: Bio Skills Lab / INT MED: Internal Medicine / RE: Research

Call Frequency: Your call schedule varies by rotation.