Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
St. Mary's Medical Center Orthopaedic Residency is a comprehensive,
five-year, ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education)
approved training program.
The Mission of St. Mary's Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
is to foster a commitment to excellence and life-long learning in healthcare
for the patient and community.
- To mentor orthopaedic surgery residents into physicians competent in general
orthopaedic surgery and the ability to pursue an additional desired fellowship.
- To develop orthopaedic surgery residents capable of leadership positions,
mentoring, fostering a learning environment of camaraderie, and evidence-based
patient-centered care for the community.
- Train residents to be eligible for specialty board certification to become
clinically adept orthopeadic surgeons.
Charles Orth DO, FAOAO
I have had the opportunity to be the program director of Orthopaedic Surgery
at St Mary’s Medical Center for 5 years and have been in practice
25 years. I am actively involved in all areas of Orthopaedic Surgery including
being the founding Chair of Program Directors for the American Osteopathic
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery(AOAO), Chair of the Editorial Sub- Committee
that reviews resident papers and posters, and board member of the American
Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. I am currently serving on
the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Orthopaedic
Milestone 2.0 Committee.
Our program educates residents in the clinical, surgical, and research
components of Orthopaedic Surgery. We have a diverse faculty who are eager
to have you participate in our rural and urban patient care including
hospital and surgical center exposure. The affiliation with Kansas City
University also offers unique opportunities including research, anatomy
labs, and interdisciplinary teamwork.
We offer a hands-on opportunity in all settings, and advance your skills
and challenge you daily at your level of comfort and skill progression
from day one. Our resident surveys show the strength and variety of procedures
is a positive component for the program.
We welcome applicants who are motivated, passionate about healthcare, and
want to be the best you can be, It would be our pleasure to have you experience
our camaraderie and help you every step of the way.
Upon completion of this program, a resident will be able to practice independently
in Orthopaedic Surgery or pursue a desired fellowship. We hope you join
us in our Orthopaedic community of care.
For more information from Dr. Orth, visit
For more information about OSI and Core Faculty, visit
How to Apply
Resident of the Year Award
Student / Audition rotations
Research Experience/Scholarly Activity