Education

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Raffi Avedian, MD

Residency Director

The goal of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at Stanford University is to produce orthopaedic surgeons who are technically competent, interested in the overall well-being of their patients, and knowledgeable of the literature in the field of orthopaedic surgery. In addition, we aim to develop interest in solving clinical and basic science problems in the field of orthopaedic surgery and have our residents become leaders in the field.

To accomplish this, resident learning is stimulated by contact with patients and with questions and guidance from attending faculty members. Residents are required to give seminars in basic science and to produce evidence of some creative endeavor, either a paper on a basic science subject or a clinical project, by the end of their training period. They will develop patterns of lifelong learning about the field of orthopaedic surgery as well as an interest in making contributions to this field of knowledge.

PGY-1
Interns

The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program is a five-year comprehensive program. IN the PGY-1 year, the resident partakes in a surgical internship consisting of 24 weeks in orthopaedic surgery and 28 weeks in various disciplines including anesthesioloyg, general surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, supgical intensive care, emergency medicine, and vascular surgery. Visit the Department of Surgery's Residency Website for details.

PGY-2 & PGY-3
Juniors

The PGY-2 and PGY-3 years comprise the junior residency, with rotations at Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SUH), Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Santa Clara Velley Medical Center (SCVMC). The SUH rotations provide dedicated and in-depth experience to traumatology, adult reconstruction, sports medicine, upper extremity surgery (including hand surgery), foot and ankle surgery, and pediatric orthopaedics. Rotations at SCVMC provide hte resident with broad exposure to traumatology, adult reconstruciton, pediatric orthopaedics, spine, and sports medicine. 

PGY-4
Seniors

The PGY-4 year is completely a subspecialty year, with rotations in adult reconstructive surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, tumor, spine, and upper extremity surgery at SUH and Packard. The PGY-4 taken on graduated responsibility by taking chief call along with the chief residents in preparation for the PGY-5 year. 

PGY-5
Chiefs

The PGY-5 is a chief resident year with rotations at SUH, VAPAHCs, and SCVMC. The chief resident endeavors to fulfill the role of "junior faculty" with supervision of the attending faculty and is involved in the decision making for patient care, surgicall planning, and administrative duties for the various rotations. During the course of the residency, dedicated research time is provided to pursue scientific research endevaors. 

PROSPECTIVE RESIDENTS

 

 

We have seven PGY-1 positions available each year through the National Residency Match Program.

To Apply

Our program utilizes the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). If interested in applying, please coordinate with the Dean's office at your medical school to submit your application materials via ERAS. We require three letters of recommendation, additional letters may be submitted through ERAS. 

Our applicaiton dealine is October 15. 

For more information, please contact:

Karen Denny
Residency Coordinator
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
300 Pasteur Drive, Room R144
Stanford, CA 94305-5341
Office: (650) 721-7638
Fax: (650) 498-6899
kdenny@stanford.edu

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