Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

dr_meyer_2012.jpgAs the department, university and community mourn the passing of our Chairman Dr. Frederick Meyer, his spirit lives on with the faculty, staff, friends and residents he leaves behind.  His was a legacy of leadership, skill and compassion.  He will be greatly missed and he will forever be the "Boss", in our hearts and minds.

Moving forward with strength and vitality our orthopaedic surgery residency training program will continue in the tradition established by Dr. Meyer.  A small yet robust program with support from the community and local physicians provides excellent surgical training in orthopaedics.  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.

Our program is a dynamic five-year curriculum that includes twelve months of combined orthopaedic/general surgery education and four years of direct orthopaedic education. In addition to our staff we offer complex integration with the community where there is a wealth of superbly trained surgeons eager to teach.  During your third year of training you will be afforded the privilege to rotate with the prestigious Dr. James Andrews at AREI, as an adjunct to your sports education with Dr. Pearsall covering division IA athletics at the University of South Alabama.  In addition, there is opportunity for research and outreach around the globe to enhance your training. 

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.

The University of South Alabama Department of Orthopaedic Surgery residency training program is one of the finest in the nation.  We accept three (PGY-1) 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, letters of recommendation, 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.

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