Eligibility and Curriculum for the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency


UPMC selects three orthopaedic surgery residents per year on the basis of past academic performance, interviews, and recommendations, and without consideration of gender, race, or geography.

Applicants must be graduates of a:

  • U.S. or Canadian LCME medical school.
  • U.S. college of osteopathic medicine accredited by the AOA.
  • Medical school outside Canada or the U.S. provided the candidate has received a currently valid certificate from the ECFMG or has a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction.
  • Medical school outside the U.S. provided that the candidate has completed a fifth pathway program provided by an LCME accredited medical school.

Curriculum: Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Listed below is the curriculum for the UPMC Hamot Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program:

​Year one ​Year Two
(Junior Residents)
​Year Three
(Junior Residents)
​Year Four
(Senior Residents)
​Year Five
(Senior Residents)
  • ​Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • ICU
  • Radiology
  • Sports Medicine/General
  • Hand/Upper Extremity
  • Emergency Department/Spine
  • Pediatrics
  • ​Basic Science
  • Trauma/Foot and Ankle
  • Adult Reconstruction
  • ​Hand/Upper Extremity
  • Pediatrics
  • Orthopaedic Pathology
  • Spine
  • ​Sports/General
  • Adult Reconstruction
  • Trauma/Foot and Ankle
  • Hand/Upper Extremity

Contact Us

For more information regarding the Orthopaedic Residency Program at UPMC Hamot, please contact Sue Huff, GME Department Manager, at 814-877-6253 or huffs@upmc.edu.​​​

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