Graduate Medical Education


Orthopedic surgery

Research is a Key Component of Orthopedic 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 to start their own new projects. In addition, each resident is given a dedicated two-month block of time in their PGY-4 year to conduct any basic science or clinical research project that interests them. It is expected that the resident will complete at least one research project prior to graduation that leads to publication and/or presentation at a national or regional conference.

Financial and staff support is available to support research endeavors. Residents will be assisted by the Program Director, the Research Director, our dedicated orthopaedic research fellow, faculty advisors, as well as by St. Luke’s Research Institute. St. Luke’s also has a well-established connection with Lehigh University, enabling the coordination and completion of basic science and biomechanical research. The residency program encourages and will support the presentation of abstracts, papers, and approved exhibits at regional and national meetings.

In addition, the department hosts an annual Orthopaedic Research Meeting each spring, where an award will be given to best project, and a departmental journal is produced each year.