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Eligibility and Curriculum for the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

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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

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • ICU
  • Radiology

Year Three
(Junior Residents)

  • Basic Science
  • Trauma/Foot and Ankle
  • Adult Reconstruction

Year Two
(Junior Residents)

  • Sports Medicine/General
  • Hand/Upper Extremity
  • Emergency Department/Spine
  • Pediatrics

Year Four
(Senior Residents)

  • Hand/Upper Extremity
  • Pediatrics
  • Orthopaedic Pathology
  • Spine

Year Five
(Senior Residents)

  • Sports/General
  • Adult Reconstruction
  • Trauma/Foot and Ankle
  • Hand/Upper Extremity

View a sample Orthopaedic Surgery Conference schedule.

Contact Us

For more information regarding the Orthopaedic Residency Program at UPMC Hamot, please contact 

Michalle Schodt, GME Senior Department Manager, at 814-877-6253 or