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About This Program
The George Washington University Orthopaedic Surgery residency program is a five year ACGME accredited program that fulfils all the criteria for the successful graduate to sit for Part I of their Board examination for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). Residents rotate through four different hospitals, all of which are in Washington, DC - George Washington University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, Children’s National Medical Center, and Sibley Memorial Hospital. At these facilities they receive world-class exposure to all the subspecialties of orthopaedics including pediatrics, trauma, tumor, shoulder and elbow, hand, total joint reconstruction, foot and ankle, spine and sports. We accept four residents each year, with 42% women residents currently. GW is fortunate to attract some of the best orthopaedic residents in the country, and the program has a long-standing tradition of educating outstanding clinicians and academicians. The program has been extremely resident-centric over the years, as there are no fellows and advanced practitioners permit a greater educational focus for residents. The vast majority of residents go on to their first choice for fellowship.
GW is one of the oldest orthopaedic programs in the country, having been set up in 1953. The main hospital and clinic facilities are situated in Foggy Bottom, in the heart of the nation’s capital and with the college feel of the George Washington University campus. Charming neighborhoods, abundant restaurants, and a population from all over the world help make DC an energetic, young, world-class city.