University of South Alabama


Welcome !!

On behalf of our faculty and staff, thank you for your interest in the orthopaedic surgery residency training program at USA! Your effort to gather facts and assess information is the first step required to put together a plan that will help you attain your goal of becoming a well-trained orthopaedic surgeon. We understand the process of finding just the right program fit for you can be a daunting task. The information included here is designed to furnish a quick look into our program and we appreciate the opportunity to provide it to you. Again, thank you for your interest in our program and best wishes for a bright and successful future in orthopaedic surgery.

Frederick N. Meyer, M.D.
Program Director & Department Chair

USA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery residency training program is one of the finest in the nation. We accept three (PGY-I) residents each year and applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All faculty members fully review and evaluate every application. Candidate selection is based on grades, board scores, and extracurricular activities. Upon final review of the applications, the invitation for a personal interview is extended to approximately thirty young men and women from across the U.S. Our program fully participates in the National Resident Matching Program. For details and complete information on how to apply to the University of South Alabama, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, please contact your medical school.

Our program is a dynamic five-year curriculum that includes twelve months of general surgery education and four years of direct orthopaedic education. Our program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). During your five years of residency training at the University of South Alabama, you will study the prevention of musculoskeletal diseases, disorders, and injuries and their treatment by medical, surgical, and physical methods.

Useful Web Resources

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®)

National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)

USA College of Medicine Graduate Medical Education

Orthopaedic Surgery Clinics & Care Centers



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