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Rotation Schedule

Our curriculum is structured in accordance with the Residency Review Committee requirements.

Residents participate in the diagnosis and treatment of all orthopaedic problems, with progressive responsibility through the five years of training.

Sample Rotation

Ortho Intern Skills  Ortho Trauma Spine Hand Admin Chief
Gen. Surgery- Trauma Night Float  Spine Hand Admin Chief
ICU Joint Sports Elective Admin Chief
Radiology Joint Sports Foot & Ankle Ortho Trauma
Plastic Surgery Ortho Trauma Research Foot & Ankle Ortho Trauma
 Ortho Night Float Oncology General Ortho Ortho Trauma
Vascular Surgery Spine Oncology General Ortho Choice
Ortho Spine Joints Joint Choice
Ortho Night Float Foot & Ankle
Joint Choice/Pediatrics
Ortho Ortho Trauma Pediatric Shoulder Pediatric Ortho
Ortho Pediatric Ortho Pediatric Shoulder Choice
Pediatric Ortho Pediatric Ortho Choice Research General Ortho


In the first year of training, residents rotate through many of the surgical disciplines. The first month is a dedicated skills month facilitated at Summa's Simulation Center by chief residents and faculty. 


There are three months of night float and three months on the trauma service which includes covering all trauma and call responsibilities during the day and surgical experience with the orthopaedic trauma team.  The rest of the months are on-service learning orthopaedics. 


There is a two-month dedicated research rotation split between PGY-III and IV in which residents have the opportunity to gain research experience in both basic science and/or clinical research projects.   We have dedicated Research Director and Committee to help guide and support you throughout the process from project design to grant acquisition and regulatory requirements.


A one-month elective period is offered in which the resident can spend time at other institutions for in-depth study in areas of special interest for fellowship. 


Administrative duties include preparation of the monthly call schedule and assignment of surgical cases. Academic responsibilities include arranging the clinical conference schedule and presenting Grand Rounds. 

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