Residency

Our residency program offers a full educational experience leading to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Residents are given a broad exposure to outpatient clinics, the operating room and the emergency department.

Clinical responsibility is given in accordance with the resident's ability to assume it. Supervision is always provided, but on an individual and graduated basis. Our formal didactic curriculum presents all aspects of orthopaedic surgery to the resident. Residents are required to complete an approved clinical or basic science research project prior to graduation.

Clinical Training

The University of Utah and affiliated hospitals provide a five-year clinical training program in orthopaedic surgery designed to enable the resident to become competent in the field of orthopaedics. The underlying philosophy holds that the main purpose for the residency program is education of the resident. Each resident is selected because he or she has demonstrated outstanding promise and, therefore, justifies a five-year commitment of the facilities at the University of Utah and its affiliated hospitals and the educators.

One unique advantage of this program is that all five training facilities are located within the confines of Salt Lake City. These facilities include University of Utah Health, Primary Children's Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children, The Huntsman Cancer Institute and the Veteran Affairs Medical Center. This constellation of hospitals provides a well-balanced exposure to both community and tertiary Orthopaedic surgery.

Our residency program offers a full educational experience leading to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Residents are given a broad exposure to outpatient clinics, the operating room and the emergency department. There is a busy clinical conference schedule and an organized basic science and pathology program. Residents are required to participate in a clinical or basic science research project. Responsibility is given in accordance with the resident's ability to assume it. Supervision is always provided, but on an individual graduated basis.

How To Apply

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Contact Us

Elise Collins

Residency Coordinator

Phone: 801-587-5448

Fax: 801-587-5411

Email: elise.collins@hsc.utah.edu