The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is an integrated, full-service department offering extensive experience in inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and operative orthopedic education.
The orthopedic surgery residency program is approved for six residents at the PGY-1 level. In this 60-month program, 54 months are completed in orthopedic surgery while six months during the first year are completed in surgery, musculoskeletal radiology, rheumatology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. There are two dedicated sports medicine rotations for PGY-3 and PGY-4.
The residency training occurs across several Denver metropolitan hospitals including University of Colorado Hospital, Denver Health, the VA, and Children's Hospital Colorado. These hospitals represent a diverse patient population in terms of pathology and socioeconomic background.
The Department of Orthopedic 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.