Our program is committed to producing well-trained, academically-oriented orthopaedic surgeons while adhering to all Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) requirements and standards. The basic philosophy provides a broadly based orthopaedic education, exposing residents to all major subspecialties. The learning environment, protected by strict rules, requires residents to attend all educational activities.
The five-year orthopaedic residency program provides the resident a well-rounded clinical exposure with graduated responsibilities and exceptional supervised training. Residents receive extensive trauma experience, primarily at Miami Valley Hospital, a Level-I Trauma institution, where orthopaedics is an important component of the surgical multidisciplinary team. Residents train in pediatric orthopaedics at the Dayton Children's Hospital, providing many outstanding multidisciplinary clinics. Our residents receive additional joint replacement and adult reconstruction training at Good Samaritan Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital South, Atrium Medical Center and the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Residents progress through subspecialty rotations in a mentor-based training system. This enables the resident to experience continuity of treatment from preoperative evaluation through surgery and postoperative treatment. Rotations consist of three-month blocks in each of the following subspecialties: Adult Reconstruction, Foot & Ankle, Hand, Joint Replacement Knee, Pediatrics, Shoulder & Elbow, Spine, Sports and Trauma.
Compassionate, appropriate and effective for treatment of problems and promotion of health
Basic science and clinical, established and evolving
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
Evaluating one's own care, changing practice by finding information and applying EBM
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Effective information exchange and collaboration with patients and colleagues
Commitment to professional responsibilities, ethical behavior, sensitivity to diversity
Using resources, improving system of care and patient safety
Since its inception at Miami Valley Hospital in 1973 under the leadership of Dr. Hobart Klaaren, the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program has been granted full accreditation by the ACGME Residency Review Committee (RRC).
The RRC reviewed our program in 2007, increasing the number of allowed positions from three residents per year to four residents per year for a new total of 20 available resident positions. All positions are filled through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).
The internship (PGY-1) conforms to American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) guidelines and requirements. In addition to the five-year training track, we now offer a six-year track, which includes a musculoskeletal research year between the first and second clinical training years. The Orthopaedic In-Training Exam (OITE) is administered nationally each fall.
For more information about the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, read the Program Overview.