The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery residency program offers two tracks of training: a five-year clinical track and a six-year research track. Residents build upon knowledge and skill sets obtained through medical school to prepare for the independent practice of clinical and academic orthopaedic surgery. Training focuses on clinical skills and compassionate patient care; achievement of professional competencies; acquisition of medical knowledge; and achievement of scholarly activity through research.
The research track resident follow the same training as the five-year clinical track, but 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.