Department of Orthopedics Residency Program

In conjunction with the Colorado University School of Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Denver Health accepts seven PGY-I residents each year.  Each PGY-I resident will rotate at Denver Health within orthopedics for approximately 4 weeks.  First year rotations provide exposure to the surgical and medicine-based sub-specialties that are a key part of orthopedic surgery training.

PGY-II residents will develop basic operative and diagnostic skills with exposure to traumatic and adult orthopedics.

PGY-III residents have been offered an elective rotation this year with several residents working along with the hand specialists within the Department of Orthopedics.

PGY-IV residents are exposed to specialized areas of orthopedics surgery, specifically hand surgery.

PGY-V residents are considered chief residents with a large emphasis on leadership.  These residents assume greater responsibility in the organization of services, teaching, and education in advanced surgical techniques.  PGY-V residents will take call alongside the Navy resident, who will rotate within the Department of Orthopedics through a program in conjunction with the US Navy based in San Diego, CA. 

Each resident is required to attend Fracture Conference every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday morning along with a series of lectures/grand rounds.  To see the 2019-2020 Lecture Series, click on the button below.

2019 - 2020 Lectures

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Resident Manual

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University of Colorado School of Medicine

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