The orthopaedic surgery residency training program is centered at University Hospital, a 695-bed acute care facility. It is a major Level 1 Trauma Center and is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The medical center has a national reputation for its strong departments in Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Radiology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Emergency Medicine.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery includes the following divisions:
Resident education is the primary commitment of the faculty and staff of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. A comprehensive conference schedule has been developed to enhance the educational experience of the residents and to cover all aspects of the specialty areas within orthopaedic surgery.
The PGY I year consists of 3 months on the Orthopaedic Service and 8 other one-month rotations in General Surgery. During the PGY II year, the resident spends 6 months at Children's Hospital Medical Center and 6 months on the University Hospital Orthopaedic trauma service. The PGY III year consists of four 3-month rotations; hand, sports medicine, trauma, and the Veteran's Administration Hospital (general orthopaedics).
During the PGY IV year, the resident rotates through joint, spine, foot and ankle, and Childrenís Hospital Medical Center, with each being a 3-month rotation. Also, during the spring of the fourth year, each resident presents a clinical basic research project to the residents, faculty, and community orthopaedic surgeons.
During the final year, the resident serves 3 months as the Trauma Chief at University Hospital, 3 months as the Administrative Chief at University Hospital, 3 months at the Veteranís Administration Hospital, as well as 3 months with a busy private orthopaedic practice.