All residents rotate through a structured program providing depth and exposure to multi-attending subspecialty services including:
- Adult arthroplasty
- Hand and upper extremity
- Shoulder and elbow
- Foot and ankle
- General orthopaedics
The Penn Orthopaedics Residency Program also provides highly specialized experiences in extremity reconstruction, neuro-orthopaedics, pelvic and acetabular surgery, adolescent and young adult hip, and pediatric sports and hand.
Current residents can review their rotations assignments on the current rotation schedule.
Residents will learn in an array of practice settings including a busy Level I trauma center located at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, specialized community hospitals (Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital), a children's hospital (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), and the VA Medical Center, combining both preceptorship and service-based models. Weekly Grand Rounds expose residents to pre-eminent surgeons and investigators from around the world, and service-based conferences offer a robust didactic education.
This is further supplemented with a yearly book program, regular cadaver sessions, arthroscopic wet-labs, saw-bones practicals, travel to organized courses, and monthly Journal Clubs.
Residents regularly present at national meetings, have the opportunity to cover area sports teams, and also manage the University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal.