On behalf of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, we would like to thank you for your interest in our program.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is deeply committed to educating professional, ethical and competent clinicians and scientists and creating a diverse environment that fosters excellence and rewarding opportunities for our residents.
-Michael Dayton, M.D.
Diverse Training for Orthopaedic Competency
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is an integrated, full-service department offering extensive experience in inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and operative orthopaedic education. The orthopaedic surgery residency program is approved for four residents at the PGY I level and 16 residents at the PGY II through V levels. In this 60-month program, 51 months are completed in orthopaedic surgery while the first nine months are completed in surgery, surgical subspecialties, or medicine during the PGY I year. The residency training occurs across several Denver metropolitan hospitals including UH, DHMC, VAMC, TCH, and the AIP and AOP. These hospitals represent a diverse patient population in terms of pathology and socioeconomic background.