Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program


Graduation 2015

The orthopaedic surgery residency program at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is a five year university based program with the PGY-1 year consisting of 12 surgical subspecialty rotations, and the PGY-2 through 5 years composed of four clinical orthopaedic sub specialty rotations each year. All rotations are located in hospitals on the main campus located in Augusta, Georgia.

Our hospital and clinics are in the main teaching hospital for the residency providing specialty orthopaedic rotations in: Adult Reconstruction, Foot and Ankle, Sports Medicine, Hand and Upper Extremity, Spine, Orthopaedic Trauma, and Orthopaedic Oncology. The Children's Hospital of Georgia is located adjacent to the adult hospital and is the location for two rotations on pediatric orthopaedics. Across the street from Augusta University is the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is the site for two Adult General Orthopaedic rotations.

There are 10full time orthopaedic faculty and one full time podiatrist. The resident to faculty ratio is essentially one to one.

Clinical experience for the residents includes seamless outpatient, inpatient, and operative exposure just as one has in a private practice i.e. the residents are involved in all aspects of care, including pre-operative, intra-operative, post-operative and long term follow up.

The Medical College of Georgia is a large medical school with a complete complement of clinical and basic science departments as well as a large medical library with many informational and research resources. Augusta University Medical Center is the site where the majority of teaching conferences and research activities take place.

We encourage you to visit our department and learn more about the advantages and opportunities our residency program offers. If you are interested in speaking with a representative from the program, please call our Program Coordinator, Shannon Williford, at (706) 721-1633 or email her at swillifo@augusta.edu for more information.