Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program

The Orthopaedic Surgery Program at the University of Alberta is a five year program designed to develop a well-rounded Orthopaedic Surgeon who, upon completion, can pursue either a community based Orthopaedic practice or follow up with a sub-specialty practice after further fellowship training.

Other Academic Activities:

There is a weekly, preceptor led academic half day program which is repeated every two years. Half Day curriculum includes sessions in the areas of Trauma, Paediatrics, Basic Science and Cold Orthopaedics.

Our PGY 1 and 2 Residents participate in Orthopaedic Boot Camp as well as sessions in casting, spine halo and sawbones sessions. Annually, all residents participate in summer anatomy sessions.

The Benefits of Our Program:

  • The Program has a 2:1 Faculty to Resident Ratio
  • The Program services a large catchment area with a population of 1.5 Million which creates excellent opportunity for surgical and clinical experiences
  • The Division has a robust research program which residents participate in throughout their residency
  • The Program and Division financially supports the residents through the funding of six specialty courses

For additional information on the surgical education process at the U of A, please see the Office of Surgical Education webpage.

For more detailed information on the selection processes, please review the program page on the CaRMS website.