The residency training program offers two tracks of training: a five-year clinical track and a six-year research track. Each track is a separate match process and rank list. Applicants may apply to one or both tracks. The PGY 1 year includes rotations through a variety of surgical subspecialties and other related rotations as required by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to prepare residents for specialty education in orthopaedic surgery.
Upon successful completion of the PGY 1 year, residents then enter and progress through four years of comprehensive orthopaedic training in full compliance with the requirements outlined by the ACGME for residency education in orthopaedic surgery.
The research track resident will follow the same training as the five-year clinical track, but will spend one year after the PGY 2 year conducting research within the lab. The research track resident will resume as a PGY 3 clinical trainee after the research year.
Service rotations during the five years of clinical training are located at medical facilities in Indianapolis, including the Level I Trauma Centers at IU Health Methodist Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children, and the emergency departments at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center and Eskenazi Health.