The PGY1 year exposes the orthopedic resident to a broad range of surgical skills and simulations. First years spend their clinical time on a variety of rotations. These include Acute Care General Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, ED Co-Management, Surgical ICU, Internal Medicine Hospitalists Care, and other General Surgery Services. This first year is designed to develop the residents' skills in managing surgical procedures needed to care for the orthopedic patient population.
During the PGY2 year, residents are given exposure to the Trauma Service and the Emergency Department. They also spend time with Pediatrics/Oncology, Spine, Foot & Ankle, and the Hand Service.
In the PGY3 year, residents spend time on the Sports Medicine Service, the Joint Reconstruction Service, with Foot & Ankle, Hand, Spine, Shoulder, and Pediatrics/Oncology.
In the PGY4 year, the resident has an experience on the following services:
Hand Service (includes microvascular surgery)
Pediatrics & Oncology
During the PGY5 year (Chief year), residents develop their arthroscopic skills on the Sports Medicine Service. They also spend time on the Joint Reconstruction Service, Pediatrics/Oncology Service, and the Trauma Service.