Clinical Overview


Year 1: Preparation for Specialty Education in Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic surgery (6 months)
Trauma surgery (2 months)
Neurosurgery (1 month)
Vascular surgery (1 month)
Surgical ICU (1 month)
Musculoskeletal Radiology/Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (1 month)


Year 2: Orthopaedic Principles and Reinforcement of Surgical Skills

Pediatric Orthopaedics (4 months) - RWJUH
Hand/Upper Extremity (4 months) - SPUH
Spine (4 weeks) - SPUH/RWJUH


Year 3: Improvement of Surgical Skills

Orthopaedic Trauma (4 months) - RWJUH
Sports/Foot & Ankle (4 months) - RWJUH
Arthroplasty (4 months) - SPUH


Year 4: Advanced Surgical Skills

*involvement with local/university sports teams
Musculoskeletal Oncology (6 weeks) - MSKCC
Research (4 weeks)
Elective (2 weeks)
Hand/Upper Extremity (3 months) - SPUH
Spine (3 months) - RWJUH
Pediatric Orthopaedics (3 months) - RWJUH


Year 5: Preparation for Independent Practice and/or Fellowship

Arthroplasty (4 months) - RWJUH
Sports (4 months) - SPUH
Trauma (4 months) - RWJUH