Residency Education

Letter from the Department

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Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine! We believe that our program is truly one of the top academic centers to train at due to our dedicated faculty, staff, and of course our residents. We are proud to service not only University of Miami Hospital, but also Veteran’s Affairs Hospital of Miami, Miami Children’s Hospital, and of course Jackson Memorial Hospital, the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Miami-Dade County. Having our rotations all on one campus is another facet we believe contributes to our optimization of patient care and residency education.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine strives to promote a committed learning environment through our recruitment of faculty whom are current or emerging experts in their respected fields. Additionally, we hope to foster a culture of superior camaraderie, a program where the residents can have extraordinary learning opportunities, leadership roles, and can still have a fun and enjoyable working environment.

With all great programs, continually improving is crucial to remaining an elite organization. We are proud to have recruited faculty and residents from all over the world to come to Miami and work alongside our team. We believe that Miami is an incredible place to live, work and play. We hope that you will come visit us here to fully appreciate what our program has to offer. Thank you for your time and we look forward to visiting with you in the near future!

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University of Miami Orthopedic Residency

Overview

The residency program in Orthopaedic Surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital is fully approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery as a comprehensive five year program. It combines one year of a rotating internship and four years of orthopaedic surgery. The orthopaedic program is approved for 35 residents equally divided among the five years.

The program is well balanced between clinical and surgical activity and didactic teaching experiences. The Department of Orthopaedics has 20 full time faculty members and a clinical voluntary faculty of 58.
It consists of the following services:

  • pediatric orthopaedics
  • adult trauma
  • spine
  • adult reconstruction
  • musculoskeletal oncology
  • sports medicine
  • hand surgery
  • foot and ankle

A copy of the current rotation schedule for the PGY1 year is included under a separate section. A Psychomotor Skills Laboratory offers the opportunity of developing and improving surgical skills and a well-stocked library of textbooks, journals, medline capabilities, and video tapes offer further opportunity for the acquisition of a well rounded education.

Ample opportunity is provided for clinical and laboratory research during the five years of residency education. Each resident rotates through the research service in his/her PGY2 and PGY3 year. A resident elective rotation as a PGY5 provides residents with additional research time during their chief year. This constitutes more dedicated research time than most five year surgical programs. Residents are expected to complete two projects, either in clinical or basic research during their residency training. Residents are encouraged to submit their research for presentation and publication.

The organization of the residency training program is designed to expose the resident to a wide variety of orthopaedic problems with rotations structured at intervals conducive to learning and development of the resident. Continuous review and revision of the various aspects of the program are made in an attempt to provide highly motivated residents with the best possible opportunities for reaching their maximal potential. Upon completion of his/her training, such a resident will have obtained the expected level of confidence, skill and professional attitude necessary for an orthopaedic surgeon.