Residency Program

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Orthopaedic Residency Program

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers three residency positions per year. Applicants are selected through the National Resident Matching Program. The program is five years and includes comprehensive training in adult and pediatric orthopaedics as specified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

University and volunteer faculty provide the framework for residency training. Didactic teaching sessions include weekly grand rounds, fracture conference, and lectures provided by attending physicians and senior residents. A monthly interactive arthroscopy lab is led by clinical faculty and focuses on both basic and advanced principals of arthroscopy. Anatomy sessions are conducted in the fall of the PGY-2 year at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. These sessions provide the opportunity to review orthopaedic anatomy and practice basic surgical approaches and exposures.

Clinical research is encouraged throughout the training program, and facilities are available for both basic science and clinical studies. During the residency training, dedicated research time is allotted to all residents. It is a program requirement that a completed research paper be submitted for publication prior to graduation.

The program utilizes the services of the following hospitals for clinical rotations: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson Somerset, St. Peter's University Hospital, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.