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Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program


St. Mary's Medical Center Orthopedic Residency is a comprehensive, five-year, ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) approved training program.


The Mission of St. Mary's Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Residency is to foster a commitment to excellence and life-long learning in healthcare for the patient and community.


  • To mentor orthopedic surgery residents into physicians competent in general orthopedic surgery and the ability to pursue an additional desired fellowship.
  • To develop orthopedic 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 orthopedic surgeons.

Program Director

Charles Orth DO, FAOAOCharles 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.

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