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Orthopaedic Surgery
Find information about education programs in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at IU School of Medicine, including MD, residency and fellowships.

Education Programs

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers several elective courses to third- and- fourth-year medical students, as well as a five-year residency program and three one-year fellowships for physicians interested in subspecialty orthopaedic training.

Students and trainees at all levels work alongside the department's accomplished faculty physicians to gain the clinical and academic exposure needed to advance to the next level of career training.

The department takes steps to ensure each person's experience is well-rounded and beneficial by offering a wide range of health and wellness services.

Additionally, IU School of Medicine is committed to fostering an inclusive environment. This commitment to diversity includes race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, religion, socio-economic status, age, geography of origin and residence, sexual orientation, disability, work style and other aspects of human attributes and behaviors.

Commitment to Wellness

Commitment to Diversity and Anti-Racism

Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group

OrthoSIG is an Indiana University School of Medicine and IUPUI-affiliated student organization dedicated to serving the needs of students interested in orthopaedic research opportunities and more.
Orthopaedic Surgery MD Education

MD Education

For medical students interested in gaining experience in orthopaedic surgery, IU School of Medicine offers a third-year student clerkship and three orthopaedic clinical electives for third- and fourth-year medical students looking to gain experience in this area of medicine.

Orthopaedic Surgery Residencies


Indiana University School of Medicine’s Orthopaedic Surgery Residency training is a competitive five-year program that provides opportunities to experience extensive clinical practice and surgical advancement in adult and pediatric orthopaedics.


Three one-year fellowship opportunities are available: hip and knee reconstructive surgery; orthopaedic trauma; and pediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis. Each program is individually-tailored, allowing for optimal training and professional development.