About our orthopaedic education programs 

The Department of Orthopaedics is committed to the education of future physicians and preparing them to function as well-qualified, independent specialists in orthopaedics. Our role as educators is to instill traits of success, including honesty and integrity, objectivity, self-motivation, curiosity, timeliness and a sense of responsibility.

Residency Programs 

The Ohio State University Department of Orthopaedics offers two residency programs – the Orthopaedic Residency and the Podiatric Residency

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Fellowship Programs

The Ohio State University Department of Orthopaedics offers 7 ACGME approved fellowship positions in 5 different specialties, including the Hand Surgery Fellowship, Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship, Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Surgery of the Spine Fellowship and Orthopaedic Oncology

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Medical student programs

The Department of Orthopaedics offers two course options for orthopaedic medical student clerkships, an elective and a DOC5/sub-internship. The department also offers podiatric student externships.

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Education opportunities for professionals

Education opportunities for professionals

Introduction to the Practice of Medicine (IPM)

The Introduction to The Practice of Medicine is an online lecture series housed on the Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) website. The lecture series was designed to increase the exposure of housestaff to non-traditional curricular topics mandated by the ACGME. Residents are required to complete 10 modules throughout the course of their training program and must sign up for an account on the CCME website. Fellows are exempt from the IPM requirement but are encouraged to participate in the lecture series.

When you register on the CCME homepage, make sure to check “OSUWMC Housestaff” under the Hospital Affiliation category.

The lectures are available 24 hours a day and require Real Audio for viewing. All PCs in the 3 West Doan Hall on-call suite, in addition to many individual department areas, are equipped for viewing. Any questions regarding the IPM lecture series can be directed to Erica Twersky in the GME office (3-6606).

Master of Medical Science Program

Our 45-credit-hour MS degree program is designed for trainees interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine. This degree provides an opportunity for promising clinically trained individuals to develop into independent biomedical academicians, and to facilitate the transition from postdoctoral training to a career as an independent investigator and educator. The program can be completed in five quarters during the fellowship research time. Approval of program director and GME office required prior to beginning the program.

  • MD or DO degree
  • Concurrent enrollment in an OSU or Nationwide Children’s Hospital training program
  • GPA of 3.0 in all undergraduate and previous graduate work

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MPH in Clinical Investigation

A two-year Master of Public Health with a specialization in clinical investigation and outcome research for residents, fellows and junior faculty members who are interested in receiving formal training in conducting clinical investigations and health outcomes evaluations. This 57-credit-hour program is part of the College of Public Health. Approval of program director and GME office required prior to beginning the program.

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Being a female orthopedic surgeon at Ohio State

What’s it like to be a female surgeon at Ohio State? Carmen Quatman, MD, PhD an orthopedic surgeon focusing on geriatric orthopedics at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, describes the opportunities her position has given her.

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