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Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at UPMC in Central Pa.

*COVID-19 update for the 2020 Medical Student Rotation Season: At this time, we are still allowing students to participate in on-site rotations through our Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. However, due to limited PPE and social distancing requirements across all campuses, we are limiting the number of students on-site at one time. Student rotations will now consist of 2-weeks virtual and 2-weeks in-person. Please fill out a rotation application here.

UPMC in Central Pa.'s five-year Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program has initial accreditation by ACGME and AOA accreditation. Our program accepts applications for both osteopathic and allopathic candidates. We provide outstanding surgical training in orthopaedics to 25 residents.

Our program has been creating outstanding orthopaedic surgeons since 1972.

Our Mission

Our Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program mission is to provide residents with the highest level of academic and clinical education possible, motivation, and the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to become an outstanding orthopaedic surgeon.

With proper mentorship and experiences structured to meet ACGME requirements, our program aims to foster an attitude of lifelong learning and teaching while providing compassionate and quality care. The UPMCin Central Pa. Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program maintains the highest ethical standards and develops each resident with the ability to practice competently and independently.

About Our Residency

Our Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program goes beyond satisfying the basic training requirement for future certification in orthopaedic surgery through the AOA via the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. In addition to learning about the many facets of general orthopaedics, you will also receive training in a number of specialty areas, including:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Hand and Upper Extremity
  • Orthopaedic Spine
  • Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedic Oncology

You will also receive training in outpatient orthopaedics at our on-site orthopaedic clinic, which is run by residents and supervised by the attending orthopaedic surgeon. The clinic sees patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

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Because UPMC in Central Pa is one of the largest community health systems in Pennsylvania, we have developed a number of affiliations that will allow you to do rotations at major tertiary care facilities, including:

  • Pediatric Orthopaedics- Children's health care of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, Atlanta, GA
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Orthopaedic Trauma- UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA
  • MSK & Plastics- Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Because of the high-quality training provided by UPMC in Central Pa, outstanding residency faculty, our residents have been successful in obtaining fellowships at prestigious institutions over the past 10 years, including:

Adult Reconstruction

  • Harvard University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Cleveland Clinic - Florida
  • Florida Orthopaedic Institute 
  • Hedley Orthopaedic Institute - Arizona
  • Arizona Institute for Bone and Joint Surgery
  • Carilion Clinic - Virginia
  • The CORE Institute

Adult Orthopaedic Spine

  • Johns Hopkins
  • West Virginia University
  • University of Rochester
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Cedars Sinai
  • Duke University

Sports Medicine

  • Orthopaedic Research of Virginia 
  • University of Southern Florida
  • Hahnemann University

Orthopaedic Trauma

  • Grant Medical Center - Ohio
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Mississippi

Hand and Upper Extremity

  • Syracuse University
    SUNY Upstate

Pediatric Orthopaedics

  • Scottish Rite Hospital - Atlanta, GA
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Application Requirements

To be considered for the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, you must apply through ERAS by October 21. You will be contacted by phone or email to schedule your interview, which will occur during your senior year between September and November.

To be considered for an interview in orthopaedics, we strongly encourage that you do an orthopaedic surgery rotation at our UPMC in central Pa. campuses. The clerkship program allows our staff to get to know you and learn about your strengths, weaknesses, motivations and suitability for residency.

Contact Information

For more information about the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at UPMC in central Pa., contact:

Kyle Taylor
Program Coordinator
4300 Londonderry Road P.O. Box 3000
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: 717-657-7525
Fax: 717-221-5685
taylorkm4@upmc.edu

Additional Information

>> Resident & Fellow Salary & Benefits

>> Learn more about our service lines

>> Living and working in Southcentral Pa.

>> Application for Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Rotation

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