Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Michael Herbenick, M.D., Director

Residency Program Overview

Ortho labThe five-year Orthopaedic Residency Program curriculum is comprised of general orthopaedics and subspecialty rotations. Overall, the residents acquire a broad spectrum of orthopaedic training, experiencing the field both from the private practice perspective as well as full-time academic medicine. Because our program is designed to foster one-to-one resident-to-faculty mentor relationships, participating faculty monitor residents closely as they assume increasing responsibility throughout their training.

During residency training, each resident develops and completes a research project under the direction of department faculty. We emphasize and monitor education goals and protect resident conference time in order to further achieve those goals.

For more details, please read Typical Education Program for Residents.



There is a full service gym at Miami Valley Hospital that is equipped with elliptical machines, treadmills, weight lifting machines, free weights and two racquetball courts. There is a one time fee of $50 for the duration of the residency. There is also a full service gym at the Dayton VA that is free to use.


Insurance is available to purchase through Premier Health partners. For more information see the Premier Health Employee Plan.


Residents are granted three weeks of paid vacation each year. Vacations are not allowed during the first and last months of the resident year (July and June). This allows a seamless transition between years of residency. Only one vacation week is allowed during each three-month block.


Residents are provided a monthly stipend for meals. There are snacks, beverages and breakfast items in many of the lounges.

2014-2015 Annual Salary


Annual Salary