The Dartmouth Orthopaedic training program is a five-year clinical experience provided through four sites, with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center serving as the sponsoring institution.
Following completion of the PGY1 year residents will spend four years rotating through the various subspecialties of orthopaedic surgery. From PGY-2 through PGY-5, residents have at least two three-month rotations through each of six subspecialty teams: Trauma, Foot/Ankle/Sport, Joint Reconstruction, Spine, Upper Extremity and Pediatrics. Off-site rotations in pediatric orthopaedics at Boston Children’s Hospital and in orthopaedic oncology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital provide unique experiences in these orthopaedic subspecialties. A rotation at a local VA hospital as a PGY5 allows for an autonomous resident experience prior to graduation.