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About This Program
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Orthopaedic Residency program is a five-year experience with a first-year curriculum rooted in general surgery followed by four years of diverse subspecialty rotations. Residents are exposed to nearly all orthopaedic disorders and treatment modalities in foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and upper extremity, joint reconstruction, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, spine surgery and sports medicine. By working with more than 50 orthopedic surgeons, residents uncover diverse approaches to the management of orthopedic problems, surgical indications, patient and physician relationships and charting and documentation. Research is expected, and support is provided by both a medical editor and a grant writing specialist. Dedicated education time is also required, with residents participating in didactic conferences with case-based learning, clinical teaching conferences, journal club and Grand Rounds. The Department of Orthopaedics offers this rich musculoskeletal health education through five affiliated hospitals to six resident positions annually.