Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Programs

Every year we select twelve new residents from a pool of over 600 applicants to participate in our fully-accredited, five-year residency program, which is recognized as one of the finest educational experiences available in the orthopaedic field. There are sixty-two residents in the program at any given time, as two residents are selected into our clinician-scientist training program and spend an extra year performing research full time.

Clinical rotations last for 60 months and include all major subspecialty areas of orthopaedic surgery. The program incorporates rotations specific to each major subspecialty to provide a focused experience. Both outpatient and inpatient experiences are included, as well as operative and nonoperative methods of treatment for a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions. Members of our teaching faculty provide residents with close interaction and supervision, as well as one-to-two weekly case conferences for each clinical rotation.

Clinical training is enhanced by a comprehensive didactic program that includes conferences in all areas of clinical orthopaedics, fractures, basic science, and orthopaedic pathology. Based upon a two-year cycle, the didactic program provides each resident with two complete cycles during the four years of orthopaedic training.

Scientific staff members and our clinical faculty work together to provide a comprehensive basic science didactic curriculum that is further enhanced by following a comprehensive curriculum based upon the basic science curriculum provided by the AAOS.

All residents are required to complete three writing projects to demonstrate scholarly activity. One must be an original basic science or clinical research project. Book chapters, review article and other research may fulfill the other two. The majority of residents complete many more than the minimum requirement. Read about the Residency Program goals and learn more about the application process.

Clinical rotations include:

Download our educational brochure to read about our Residency Program, in more detail.

Diversity Statement

NYU Langone Medical Center’s Hospital for Joint Diseases is committed to supporting the goals of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in fostering diversity in orthopaedics by:

  • Understanding and responding to the diversity of the patient population
  • Enhancing the delivery of culturally competent care
  • Supporting efforts to diversify the profession and orthopaedic work force

As part of these efforts, our Education Program is committed to identifying and training qualified women and minorities that are interested in the orthopaedic field.

For Information:

Randie Godette
Residency Coordinator
t: 212.598.6509
e: randie.godette@nyumc.org