Orthopedic Surgery - Doctors Hospital
Orthopedic Surgery - Doctors Hospital
We train leaders who excel in every arena of orthopedic surgical medicine.
Our program provides diverse training environments – from a smaller community hospital and outpatient surgery settings to busy academic medical centers that are national leaders in pediatric and adult specialties and subspecialties. We accept five residents each year into this well-rounded program. Doctors Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Residency is a five-year, ACGME-accredited program.
NRMP Program Code: 2122260C0
Why Choose Orthopedic Surgery at Doctors Hospital
Our residency program is designed to bring you up to speed smoothly, while learning from the best minds in the field.
Our comprehensive program gives you an edge.
We offer generous exposure to orthopedic, specialty and sub-specialty surgeries.
Our residents master skills and surgical procedures – from joint procedures to acute trauma and complex orthopedic reconstruction – while learning to care for patients of all ages and conditions. The program structure balances mentored and resident-directed practice. We pair didactics, lectures and curriculum with meaningful research opportunities.
Your first-year medical and surgical training includes general orthopedics, hospital medicine and anesthesia. You’ll rotate in emergency medicine, trauma and specialties, such as vascular, neuro and plastic surgery. Your fourth and fifth years include surgical and specialty training, as well as electives, with advanced patient-care responsibilities supervised by attendings.
What to Expect in Your Orthopedic Surgery Residency
Our surgical residents have rich exposure to varied patients and complex care at high-volume hospitals, including Doctors Hospital, a top-ranked teaching hospital in a community setting, and Grant Medical Center, a level 1 urban trauma center. These and other opportunities are conveniently located within the Columbus area. Unlike other residency programs, you needn’t travel far for valuable rotations.
- PROGRAM STRUCTURE
Our five year program includes:
- Six rotations a year in two-month block rotations, for post-graduate year (PGY) 2-5
- 13 rotations of four weeks each for interns
- Didactics twice each week
- Call equally distributed among residents, depending on rotation
- Less call for fourth- and fifth-year residents
- Trauma – six months (level 1 trauma center)
- Pediatrics – seven months (nationally renowned children’s hospital)
- Spine – two months
- Foot and Ankle – two months
- Tumor – two months (nationally renowned academic research medical center)
- Sports/Shoulder and Elbow – three months
- Electives – two months in PGY 4, two months in PGY 5
- ROTATION OPPORTUNITIES
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital serves as our program’s base. It’s a traditional community hospital providing a supportive, close-knit environment. The surrounding area is home to diverse populations, including rural and underserved patients who’ll benefit from your care.
OhioHealth and partnering providers offer training at nearby locations, including:
OhioHealth Grant Medical Center – This level 1 trauma center is our base for subspecialty training, general and orthopedic trauma, elective rotations.
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital – A 1,059-bed teaching hospital, Riverside Methodist consistently ranks among the nation’s best.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – Our partnership with Ohio State’s multidisciplinary academic medical center offers exceptional resident training opportunities.
Nationwide Children's Hospital – This level 1 pediatric trauma center is one of the nation’s leading pediatric teaching hospitals. During this six-month rotation, you’ll work alongside Ohio State and Mount Carmel Health System residents, treating children of all ages and conditions.
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center – Located on OhioHealth’s Westerville Medical Campus, this facility houses core foot-and-ankle services and an outpatient surgery center where many of our subspecialty providers operate.
- SMART RESOURCES
Sophisticated facilities, state-of-the-art equipment and a comprehensive program structure work together to enhance your skills training and your research and academic pursuits. Our fully equipped facilities are easily accessible while you’re on-call or at other times as needed. Our staffed medical library is open to residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Sim-lab support includes industry-sponsored cadaver labs and intern boot camp with focused, hands-on training opportunities.
- RESEARCH SUPPORT
Our program guidelines allow you to easily meet the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) research requirements; however, additional opportunities are plentiful, and we encourage residents to participate.
You’ll have numerous occasions to plan and complete meaningful research. We provide these through each facility independently, as well as through the broader OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute. The institute provides academic, technical, administrative and other research services and support.
Residents participate in Journal Club. You can access shared databases through the staffed library, which is always open for residents. Many of our residents allocate part of their annual stipend for presentations and conferences or other research-related expenses.
- OSTEOPATHIC INTEGRATION
Our comprehensive program incorporates principles of both allopathic and osteopathic medicine. Residents integrate osteopathic practice in our newly expanded multimillion-dollar facility – the OhioHealth Doctors Hospital Heritage Center for Osteopathic Medical Education.
This facility offers specialty training, continuing medical education, patient simulators, virtual reality trainers, microscopy surgical training suites, medical library, research resources and more – all in one centralized location.