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Department of

Orthopaedic Surgery

About the Residency Program

The University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopaedic Surgery residency program is a five-year program accredited by the ACGME

The program is centered at University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC), a 699-bed acute care facility. UCMC is the only Level I adult trauma center in the tristate area and is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. 

Residents will spend time at West Chester Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center as well as community hospitals throughout the city.    

Resident education is the primary commitment of the faculty and staff of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Clinical faculty members have dual appointments, practicing at UC Health and teaching at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, one of the top 50 medical schools in the country. Our faculty members have access to the latest technological procedures and clinical trial medications, ensuring the best quality of care for our patients. 

Our mission is to educate resident physicians in the evaluation, care and management of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system and teach skills necessary to provide optimum orthopaedic care.

This mission will be achieved by:

  • Didactic conferences and course attendance in all areas related to orthopaedic surgery. These include general orthopaedics, children’s orthopaedics, adult reconstruction, rehabilitation, sports medicine, hand surgery, spine surgery, foot and ankle, anatomy, musculoskeletal oncology and basic science.

  • Diagnosing and managing orthopaedic problems on a daily basis. Clinical exposure to orthopaedic surgery will be gained in the emergency room, outpatient clinics, the operating room and in conferences. Responsibility will increase in a graduated fashion and will be closely monitored by the faculty and program director in the form of biannual reviews and milestones.


Resident fund of knowledge will be assessed by faculty evaluations, milestones and the AAOS in-training examination. In addition, q
uality of patient care, practice-based learning and improvement, professionalism, interpersonal skills and system-based practice will be assessed at the end of each rotation and bi-annually by the program director and the Clinical Competency Committee.