Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Michael Herbenick, M.D., Director

Residency Program Overview

The 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.

Program Year Summaries

The internship year (R-1) complies with ABOS requirements and consists of rotations in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, internal medicine (infectious diseases), general surgery (trauma team), orthopaedic trauma (3 months), pediatric general surgery, plastic surgery, surgical ICU and vascular surgery.

Second year residents (R-2) rotate in adult reconstruction and rehab/anatomy and research (3 months), general orthopaedics (3 months), hand surgery (3 months) and joint replacement (3 months).

Third-year residents (R-3) rotate in foot and ankle (3 months), orthopaedic trauma (3 months), pediatric orthopaedics (3 months), sports medicine (1 month) and spine (2 months).

Fourth-year residents (R-4) complete rotations in hand surgery (4 months), pediatric orthopaedics (2months), shoulder and elbow (2 months), sports medicine and knee reconstruction (2 months), and spine (2 months).

Fifth-year residents - Chief Residents (R-5) - complete four-month rotations on the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at Miami Valley Hospital, on the Dayton VA Medical Center Orthopaedic Service, and in adult reconstruction, which includes shoulder and elbow, and hip and knee reconstruction. In 2005 we incorporated a total joint replacement and revision rotation with Dennis Brown, M.D., a volunteer clinical faculty member who is based at Good Samaritan Hospital, an affiliate of Miami Valley Hospital.

Given our mentor-focused, subspecialty-based rotation schedule, residents are able to follow patients preoperatively and postoperatively. Additionally, they also experience non-operative work-up and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

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

2014-2015 Annual Salary


Annual Salary