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.
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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.
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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:
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:
The sixth year as a junior faculty member would be tailored to the individual needs and desires of each resident according to his or her own stated practice preferences. This year will have two essential components:
The longitudinal general orthopaedics/trauma experience will be based at a satellite hospital staffed by a full time University of Maryland Orthopaedic faculty member at Prince George's County Hospital (PGH), University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus or the Baltimore VA Medical Center (BVAMC). At PGH and MGH, there would be two sixth-year junior faculty members stationed as partners, and one stationed at the BVAMC in tandem with the full-time, permanent faculty. The sixth year junior faculty member will run his or her own clinic and have his or her own dedicated operating time with full-time faculty available for oversight and assistance as needed.
The longitudinal subspecialty experience(s) will be selected by each resident with a faculty mentor/advisor for the year. The outpatient and operative practice experiences will be "supervised at a distance" to allow for progressive independence in decision-making as well as performance of operative procedures. Elective subspecialty practices will be developed under the oversight of the faculty mentor.
Residents would still sit for Part I of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery exams immediately following completion of the five-year residency program. A two-week holiday would be provided in the beginning of July to allow for preparation for the exams and the sixth year as a junior faculty member would commence immediately thereafter as a "board-eligible" orthopaedic surgeon.
Rotations are performed at the following locations:
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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.
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Previous Resident Publications/Presentations
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This page was last updated: July 17, 2013