Requirements

Postgraduate Year 1

The PGY 1 year rotations are based upon educational requirements established by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) for board certification.  These requirements include:

A minimum of six months of structured education in surgery to include

  • Multisystem Trauma
  • Plastic Surgery/Burn Care
  • Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

A minimum of one month of structured education in at least three of the following:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical/Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Rheumatology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Rehabilitation

A maximum of three months of orthopaedic surgery.

Postgraduate Years 2 through 5

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) requires that orthopaedic education must be broadly representative of the entire field of orthopaedic surgery.  The minimum distribution of educational experience must include:

  • Twelve months of adult orthopaedics
  • Twelve months of fractures / trauma
  • Six months of children's orthopaedics
  • Six months of basic and/or clinical specialties


We have developed the following rotation schedule for the PGY II through V years in accordance with ABOS Guidelines:

PGY II:

  • Three months of Adult Reconstruction
  • Three months of Spine
  • Three months of Traumatology
  • Three months of Night Float (Emergency Medicine)


PGY III:

  • Two months of Sports Medicine / Orthopaedic Oncology
  • Two months of Hand
  • Two months of Shoulder / Elbow
  • Three months of Foot and Ankle
  • Three months of Pediatric Orthopaedics


PGY IV:

  • Two months of Foot and Ankle
  • Two months of Shoulder / Elbow
  • Two months of Spine
  • Three months of Community-Based Orthopaedics
  • Three months of Pediatric Orthopaedics


PGY V:

  • Three months of Traumatology
  • Three months of Adult Reconstruction
  • Three months of Sports / Orthopaedic Oncology
  • Three months of Hand