The Mount Carmel Orthopedics Residency Program is a comprehensive program. It addresses the full spectrum of orthopaedic practice, and its residents emerge with competency in a broad range of orthopaedic specialties, as well as significant hands-on experience with a variety of patient populations and practice settings.
First Year Residents
Mount Carmel's curriculum is in full compliance with ACGME recommendations. The goal is to prepare residents for specialty education in orthopaedic surgery. Rotations include the following:
- Emergency Medicine: 1 month
- General Surgery: 2 months
- Neurosurgery: 1 month
- Orthopedics: 3 months
- Plastic Surgery: 1 month
- Anesthesia: 1 month
- Surgical Intensive Care (SICU) Service: 1 month
- Trauma Service: 1 month
- Vascular Surgery: 1 month
Second Year Residents
The focus is primarily general Orthopedics, but residents will also have early exposure to various orthopaedic subspecialties, including a three month spine rotation.
Third Year Residents and Fourth Year Residents
Specific rotations include the following:
- Adult Orthopedics: 6 months
- Basic Science and Anatomy: 6 months
- Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: 3 months
- Orthopaedic Traumatology: 3 months
- Pediatric Orthopedics: 6 months
Fifth Year Residents
The Chief Resident will focus on the orthopaedic subspecialties and will also run the Chief Resident Clinic Service. The Chief Resident has the opportunity to work with the chairman to create his/her own schedule for the year based on subspecialty interests. There is an option for a three month elective rotation at Mount Carmel East, the focus of which is tailored to the resident's subspecialty interests.
The majority of clinical training occurs at Mount Carmel West, but the program also entails rotations at Columbus Children's Hospital, Grant Medical Center, and Mount Carmel East Hospital. Orthopaedic residents are not required to leave Columbus for any rotation during their residency.
Orthopaedic residents are required to participate in at least two half-days of outpatient ambulatory Orthopedics per week. The remaining time is typically spent in the OR or in educational conferences.
Orthopaedic residents are required to complete at least two research projects during their five year training program. One project must be a "major" research project, in which the resident designs, implements, and completes a scientific study. One project may be a "minor" project, which could be a review paper or case study. Both must be submitted for publication prior to graduation. A one month research elective is available to all residents.