Graduate Medical Education


Orthopedic surgery

Research is Key Component of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Residents are required to participate in scholarly activities. Residents are encouraged to become involved in established basic science and clinical surgical projects, as well as start their own new projects. Each resident is given a two month block of time in their PGY-3 year to carry out any basic science or clinical research project that interests them. Each resident is required to present a paper on basic science or clinical research in their fifth year to the faculty and residents of the department. It is expected that the resident will complete a research project that leads to publication and/or presentation at a national or regional conference.

Financial and staff support is available to support a research project. Residents will be assisted by the Program Director and faculty advisors, as well as by St. Luke’s Research Institute. The residency program encourages and will support the presentation of abstracts, papers and approved exhibits at regional and national meetings.