Penn Orthopaedics

Residency

Rotations

Throughout your five years, you will be exposed to the entire spectrum of general and orthopaedic sub specialty rotations. Rotations are structured as both service based and preceptorship based, exposing you to both high volume surgical services as well as focused and progressive instruction from a single preceptor.

PGY Year Rotations

1

Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH) Intern
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Intern
Ortho Trauma Intern
Adult Reconstruction
Trauma Surgery
Vascular/Plastics
Surgical Intensive Care
Emergency Department
MSK Radiology
Hospitalist for Orthopaedic Patients

2

Trauma (x2)
Veterans Administration Hospital (VAH) (x2)
PAH (general)
Shoulder & Elbow
Pediatrics (x2)

3

Trauma
Adult Reconstruction (x2)
Orthoplastics
Sports Medicine
PAH (general)
Foot & Ankle
Spine

4

Trauma
Tumor
Adult Reconstruction
Hand (x2)
Pediatrics (x2)
PAH/Bay Health (general)

5

Trauma
Sports Medicine
Spine
Shoulder & Elbow
Adult Reconstruction
VAH (x2)
PAH (general)

Didactics

Weekly grand rounds form the foundation of our robust didactic system. A structured, rotating 2-year curriculum ensures that each resident will be exposed to each topic at least twice during his/her residency. Additionally, grand rounds regularly feature an outstanding group of visiting national and international professors who typically supplement a lecture series with an expert led hands on prosection in the human tissue lab. Grand rounds represent protected didactic time for residents who are excused from clinical duties during this time.

In addition to grand rounds, there is a series of weekly service-based conferences that enhance the teaching that occurs on each service. Conferences are a combination of resident, fellow, and attending led. Services also host regular cadaver sessions in the human tissue lab, arthroscopic wet and dry labs, saw bone sessions, monthly journal clubs, and travel to organized courses.