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 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 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 and 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.