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Five or six applicants are admitted each year into our first postgraduate year (PGY-1) of clinical training in a five-year residency program.

Emphasis in clinical training is placed on giving each house officer sufficient graded responsibility to assure that on completion of training he or she will have had ample opportunity to make important clinical decisions and to perform an extensive variety of major and minor orthopaedic procedures. Responsibility progresses with increasing knowledge and skill level in the setting of a supportive faculty and the protective environment of a hospital with a very experienced and academically involved attending staff.

A didactic curriculum for basic and clinical sciences is taught by the faculty with an emphasis on resident participation. To supplement these sessions, grand rounds are conducted each Thursday. Additional courses in each subspecialty as well as in subjects such as pathology, anatomy and OITE review are given throughout the year.

Each participating service hospital (The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bayview, Suburban and Union Memorial) also has its own series of subspecialty teaching conferences. Residents attend the conferences appropriate to each rotation.

In addition, teaching sessions twice a month from January to June are held in the International Center for Orthopaedic Advancement , which combines a surgical dissection suite with an instrument development lab. Here residents become familiar with implants, devices and instruments for orthopaedic surgery and receive hands-on experience with sawbones and fresh frozen cadavers.

PGY-5 residents (chiefs) manage the The Johns Hopkins Hospital Trauma, Pediatric Orthopaedic, Orthopaedic Oncology and Bayview services.