Why Train at Washington University?

The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Program at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital provides young physicians a set of unique educational opportunities. Here you'll benefit from a customized learning experience that will challenge you as a surgeon and offer mentorship along the way.

With a program focused on fostering the complete skill set of today's young orthopaedic surgeon, you will gain proficiency and mastery of surgical skills, clinical care of patients, research methodology as well as its applications to patient care and teaching.

The program is led by a full-time faculty of attending physicians and musculo skeletal researchers representing all subspecialties of orthopaedics.

The operative experience is based on a mentored model and employs a graduated learning philosophy to ensure mastery of both basic and complex surgical approaches.

Complementing your activities in the OR, the educational course of study features a case-based, CORE curriculum and supplemental reading lists for all subspecialty areas.

Research opportunities - augmented with formalized, protected research time - as well as an opportunity to participate in the practice of global medicine round out the educational experience.

Other unique features include:

  • the care of professional athletes while on the sports medicine service rotations
  • participation in one of the largest academically linked health systems in the country (BJC Health System)
  • the opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field of orthopaedic surgery

To learn more about applying to our program, please contact the Orthopaedic Surgery Education Office at (314) 747-2835.

Take a photo tour of the Paul R. Manske Resident Education Center.