The Department of Orthopaedics at The Ohio State University is committed to a teaching program that includes both a basic science and a clinical curriculum that allows the resident participants to be involved with approximately fifty (50) orthopaedic surgeons. Approximately 20% of the attendings are based at the University Hospitals, and these faculty members oversee approximately 50% of the residents' total education. Eighty percent of the orthopaedic surgeons are on staff at Riverside Hospital, Children's Hospital, Grant Medical Center, and the newly acquired OSU East Hospital. Obviously, the residents are exposed to a wide spectrum of academic and private practice orthopaedic surgery. The variety of styles in the management of orthopaedic problems, surgical indication, patient/physician relationships, charting/documentation, and billing methods that exist in this broad spectrum of practices offers an experience that is truly a mosaic.
Excellence in patient care, research, and education is the overall goal of the Department of Orthopaedics at The Ohio State University. The residency training is committed to a process of maturation the pursuit of knowledge, and the development of intellectual capacity leading to a life-long commitment to the fundamentals of a career in orthopaedic surgery. Centers of emphasis are created in joint replacement surgery, trauma, hand and upper extremity, foot and ankle, and spine, allowing the Resident to explore the subspecialties of Orthopaedics. However, this experience is not exclusive but is well blended with general orthopaedic experience, providing a more global experience. Research, both clinical and laboratory, is expected and encouraged. The resident participates in educational conferences that are both didactic and interdependent. An independent study model allows the resident to pursue basic information assimilation via electronic media. Periodic testing evaluates the progress status of the resident's educational experience.
Residents are treated as individuals, encouraged to develop excellence, held accountable for their personal professional development, and finally, have the great reward of knowing that they are part of an ongoing process of inquiry and discovery. Musculoskeletal health and well-being will continue to grow in demand, requiring practitioners committed to excellence in patient care, the quest to investigate and expand the ever-broadening horizons of technology. We are Buckeyes and we are on the move.