This residency program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and designed to provide trainees with the education and practical skills necessary to be a successful orthopaedic surgeon. In addition, our residents actively participate in the department’s scholarly activities and engage in basic or clinical research.
The program provides excellent clinical and didactic education in all aspects of orthopaedics. Our graduating residents are well-rounded surgeons who are skilled in performing all orthopaedic operations. In addition, residents learn to appraise scientific literature and assimilate it into practice, preparing them for future advances in the discipline.
Graduates of our program regularly obtain some of the most competitive fellowship positions in the country. Those who enter practice directly report that they feel confident and well prepared as they begin their careers.
Residency education in Orthopaedic Surgery takes place at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens.
Located at The Mount Sinai Hospital, the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedics includes 18 full-time clinical faculty, 6 full-time Ph.D. basic scientists, and 35 voluntary orthopaedic surgeons at The Mount Sinai Health System. Elmhurst Hospital Center has 4 full-time orthopaedic faculty who are also members of our department at Mount Sinai.
Orthopaedic Surgery residents at The Mount Sinai Hospital are intimately involved with all facets of orthopaedic care including outpatient medicine, inpatient care, and surgery. Mount Sinai is a busy tertiary referral center that covers all subspecialties within orthopaedic surgery. Adult reconstruction, spine, pediatrics, oncology, hand, shoulder/elbow, trauma, and sports medicine are well represented. At Elmhurst Hospital Center (a Level 1 Trauma Center), residents primarily focus on orthopaedic trauma in the acute setting along with general orthopaedics electively.
On the academic side, residents engage in daily, 1-hour didactic sessions with faculty, as well as grand rounds, once a week with the entire department. Research is strongly supported with abundant opportunities in the clinical department and basic science laboratory.
About The Mount Sinai Health System
One of the largest medical centers in Manhattan, The Mount Sinai Health System is located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, across from Central Park, and along Fifth Avenue's Museum Mile. Icahn School of Medicine has approximately 480 medical students and more than 2,600 faculty and scientists. The Mount Sinai Hospital, which has 1,171 certified hospital beds, treats more than 40,000 inpatients each year. The emergency room treats more than 80,000 patients annually and our physicians perform almost 30,000 operations. Mount Sinai provides graduate medical education in 70 specialties to more than 900 residents and fellows.
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