The Department of Orthopaedics at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is committed to a teaching program that includes both a basic science and clinical curriculum, allowing the residents work with approximately fifty orthopaedic surgeons. Approximately 20 percent of the attendings are based at the University Hospitals, and these faculty members oversee approximately 50 percent of the residents' total education. Eighty percent of the orthopaedic surgeons are on staff at Riverside Hospital, Children's Hospital, Grant Medical Center and OSU East Hospital. 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 and physician relationships, charting and billing methods that exist in this broad spectrum of practices, offers a truly mosaic 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, as well as the quest to investigate and expand the ever-broadening horizons of technology. We are Buckeyes and we are on the move.