Program Information

The University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics currently offers an accredited five-year residency program. The Orthopaedic Residency Program is a six-year educational program.

To learn more about our residency program, click on the links below:


Application Information

Application to the Department of Orthopaedics residency program is processed through ERAS. We require a complete ERAS application to include three letters of recommendation. It is perfectly acceptable to include extra information with your ERAS application, as well as additional letters of recommendation as long as they can be included through the ERAS program. Please do not send additional information outside of your ERAS application. NO additional information outside of ERAS will be included with your application for review by our faculty. We accept foreign medical graduate applications through ERAS via ECFMG. The University of Maryland sponsors J1 Visas.

Our application deadline is Tuesday, October 15, 2013. We host a meet and greet on the Friday evening before the interview day at a local restaurant and provide transportation to and from the site. We will issue interview invitations beginning Monday, November 18, 2013. Our interview days will be Saturday, December 14, 2013 and Saturday, January 11, 2014. Our interview days run from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

For more information, call 410-328-8915 or e-mail ssantiago@umoa.umm.edu.

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Program Overview

Our 6-year residency program is structured with an orthopaedic internship, four years of rotation based orthopaedics, and one year as a junior faculty.

The first year of the orthopaedic residency (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. The PGY-1 year is structured to ensure compliance with the ACGME duty hour rules.

The internship rotations include:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery (3 months)

  • General Surgery (2 months)

  • Plastic surgery

  • Trauma Surgery

  • Rheumatology

  • Surgical ICU

  • Pediatric Surgery

  • Vascular Surgery

  • Anesthesiology

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 pre-requisite to advancement as a PGY-2 in the orthopaedic residency program. This includes passing the USMLE Step III Examination as well as taking the written in-training examination in surgery and orthopaedics.

PGY-2 through PGY-5 clinical and surgical experiences are obtained through the following rotations:

PGY-2

PGY-3

PGY-4

PGY-5

Spine

BWMC

BWMC

BVAMC

Trauma

Adult Reconstruction

Spine

Adult Reconstruction

Sports

Foot and Ankle

Trauma

Trauma

Consult

UE

Research

Sports

BVAMC

Pediatrics

Pediatrics - JHU

Shoulder and Elbow

Rotations:

Rotations are performed at the following locations:

For More Information:

For more information about the orthopaedic residency program offered at the University of Maryland Medical Center, please click on the links below:

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Research Overview

Residents are involved in basic science education, formal journal club, chairman's conference and other didactic sessions. Residents must complete a research project that is of a caliber to be submitted to a peer reviewed journal.

For more information about resident research, please click on the links below:

  • Research Funding

  • Research Timeline

  • Previous Resident Publications/Presentations

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This page was last updated: February 5, 2014

         
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