1. Residencies & Fellowship Programs
Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Outstanding surgical training, rigorous education, and robust research support make the Orthopedic Surgery Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital one of the top orthopedic residencies nationwide. Our residents are routinely placed at the most competitive subspecialty fellowships post-graduation.

The Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Designed to provide trainees with the knowledge and skills they need to become top-performing orthopedic surgeons, this five-year program is comprised of seven residents per year.  Situated within the expansive Mount Sinai Health System, our residents learn from a uniquely diverse patient population across New York City.

Beyond gaining scientific and medical expertise, the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital offers opportunities to hone entrepreneurism, critical thinking, and social skills. Our residents are intimately involved with all facets of orthopedic care, including outpatient medicine, inpatient care, and surgery.

We also recognize that basic and clinical research is key to advancing Orthopedics. That’s why our residents learn how to appraise scientific literature and incorporate findings into their daily work with patients. They also actively participate in furthering our understanding of the field through research.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each year of the residency consists of three- or four-month rotations, thus fulfilling the residency requirements of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

PGY-1: Residents complete rotations in the Department of Surgery, and gain experiences in multi-system trauma, plastic surgery, burn care, intensive care, and vascular surgery. Residents also receive structured education in emergency medicine, anesthesiology, musculoskeletal imaging, and three months of orthopedics.

PGY-2: Residents complete rotations in pediatric orthopedics, orthopedic oncology, spine, and trauma.

PGY-3: Residents complete rotations in adult reconstruction, sports injuries, foot and ankle, and upper extremities.

PGY-4: Residents complete rotations in spinal cord injuries, sports injuries, upper extremity, and trauma.

PGY-5: Residents complete rotations in pediatric orthopedics, orthopedic oncology, adult reconstruction, sports injuries, spinal cord injuries, and trauma.

Our residents additionally engage in daily, one-hour didactic sessions with faculty, as well as weekly grand rounds with the entire department.

The Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital accepts seven residents each year. All residency positions are filled through the National Residency Match Program. To apply, use the Electronic Residency Application System.

In addition, please submit the following:

  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (Dean’s Letter)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three narrative letters of recommendation completed by physicians, with at least one letter from an orthopedic surgeon. Each letter must be accompanied with a Universal Supplemental Evaluation Form or AOA’s Standard letter of recommendation.
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Scores from Part I and Part II (if taken) from the United States Medical Licensing Exam
  • Personal statement

All documents must be uploaded to the Electronic Residency Application System portal. Please note that documents emailed or mailed will not be accepted.

Our deadline for completed applications is November 1, and interviews for invited applicants usually occur during the first two weeks of January. Typically, we invite 100 applicants for interviews and make our selection from among these students.

International medical graduates are also invited to apply. If you are an international medical graduate, please contact your local Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates office for more information on the Electronic Residency Application System. We do accept J1 and H1B visas, and as with U.S. applicants, we have no strict cutoff scores on the United States Medical Licensing Exam, nor do we have an age cutoff.

The Orthopedic Residency Program offers a competitive salary.

Learn more about our salary and benefits.

Here is a directory of our current residents.