Our 5-year residency program is structured with an orthopaedic internship and 4 years of rotation-based orthopaedics.
The first year of the orthopaedic residency (postgraduate year 1 (PGY-1)) at the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a diverse 12-month experience that has been developed in accordance with the regulations of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery to ensure a balanced year for the orthopaedic resident.
This includes a month-long formal surgical skills educational program that is run in collaboration with other local institutions. The PGY-1 year is structured to ensure compliance with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) duty hour rules.
A performance consistent with the high standards of the Department of Orthopaedics is expected of every orthopaedic PGY-1 resident during the internship year.
PGY-1 residents must satisfactorily complete the requirements of the internship year as a prerequisite to advancement as a PGY-2 in the orthopaedic residency program. This includes passing the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step III Examination and successfully completing the written in-training examination in surgery and orthopaedics.
Rotations are performed at the following locations:
- University of Maryland Medical Center
- R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
- UM Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute
- Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center
- UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center
- Johns Hopkins Hospital
- UM St. Joseph Medical Center
- Mercy Medical Center
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