Residency Program

July 2022 Update for applicants:
Please see additional information about the 2022-2023 orthopaedic surgery Match cycle in this Medium post by Dr. Kenneth Gundle.

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OHSU Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program aims

The OHSU Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program is dedicated to maintaining a standard of excellence as we grow and change.  We are responsive to feedback from our residents and faculty regarding strategies for optimizing resident education.  With this feedback in mind, we have constructed the aims listed below as the core values of our training program. 

  1. Continue to train residents in a daily one-to-one faculty-to-resident relationship, which fosters additional benefits such as trust between teacher and learner and early operative experience.  Our education model is based on daily mentorship.
  2. Provide comprehensive clinical care as a healthcare team to the Oregon region.  Train residents to lead such teams.
  3. Residents should have graduated responsibility as they demonstrate competence at each level.
  4. The education program is dedicated to the education of residents rather than fellows.
  5. Provide an advanced educational experience locally in all orthopaedic subspecialities.
  6. Train the next generation of surgeons for the Pacific Northwest, including urban, rural, and academic positions.  In doing so we will work to create a more diverse orthopaedic workforce.
  7. Train residents in the methods of research and have each resident produce at least one contribution to the field of orthopaedics. 

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This video, now from a few years back, continues to be a great description of our program and our values. Check it out!

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Diversity, equity and inclusion

We are committed to recruiting, hiring, retaining and advancing a workforce and learning community that brings our field forward.

Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.