Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program


The orthopaedic surgery residency program at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University (MCG) produces highly skilled, specialized and well-rounded orthopaedic surgeons.

Our five-year orthopaedic residency program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. It fulfills all the criteria for program graduates to sit for Part I of their board examination given by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Your Transformation from Medical Student to Orthopaedic Surgeon Starts Here

Choosing a residency program is an important decision involving many factors that contribute to your experience and success in the program and beyond. We combine those factors into one program that prepares you for a fulfilling career in orthopaedic surgery.

Long history of teaching tomorrow’s doctors

Teaching the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons is at the heart of what we do. Founded in 1828, MCG is one of the nation’s oldest medical schools, where we’ve been training orthopaedic residents since 1945.

Clinical excellence in orthopaedic care

We serve as the leader in the delivery and advancement of orthopaedic care in Augusta’s River Region. We treat a full range of orthopaedic conditions, from routine to complex — providing residents with a training ground with limitless opportunity.

Subspecialty exposure

Our fellowship-trained and specialized faculty provide exposure to all aspects of orthopaedic surgery.

Collegial environment

Our residents are a close-knit group of individuals who take pride and ownership in the residency program. Our residents and faculty strive for excellence and constantly challenge each other to improve and grow personally and professionally. If you ask around our department, most will tell you that one of our greatest strengths is the camaraderie within the program.

Research opportunities and support

As part of a large medical school with an undergraduate campus, we have the resources and support you need to translate clinical questions into high-quality research:

  • We have research and clinical trials staff to help you complete your research studies.
  • We offer multidisciplinary exposure through routine collaboration — in clinical care and clinical research — with specialties across the institution such as infectious disease, pathology, physical therapy and rheumatology.
  • We partner with programs and departments across Augusta University campuses and with other leading institutions across the United States to facilitate knowledge sharing. For example, our basic science faculty offer guidance on bench and translational research.
  • We offer a full-service medical library on the Health Sciences Campus. Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library offers a large collection of online journals and texts, research software such as EndNotes and SPSS, and a 3D printing lab.
  • We provide departmental funding for residents to present their research at regional and national meetings.

Our Practice Facilities

Residents complete all rotations in Augusta, Georgia, a city that allows you to provide care to a diverse patient population. Rotations take place at three Augusta University Health-owned and operated facilities:

  • Augusta University Medical Center is the teaching hospital for the residency program. The facility includes 478 beds and a 13-county regional Level 1 trauma center. This facility offers subspecialty rotations in adult reconstruction, foot and ankle, hand and upper extremity, oncology, shoulder, spine, sports medicine and trauma.
  • Children’s Hospital of Georgia at Augusta University is connected to Augusta University Medical Center. This facility includes 154 beds and is the location for two rotations in pediatric orthopaedics.
  • Augusta University West Wheeler is an outpatient, off-site clinic that provides convenient access to a wide range of services.

Rotations also take place at three partner facilities:

  • University Hospital is a 581-bed community hospital located adjacent to Augusta University Medical Center. Residents spend a portion of their time working with this hospital’s adult reconstruction service. This facility offers residents the opportunity to experience a care setting that differs from an academic medical center.
  • Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is a 156-bed hospital located adjacent to Augusta University Medical Center. Residents will complete two adult general orthopaedic rotations at this facility.
  • The Surgery Center of Columbia County is a multispecialty outpatient surgery center, which several Augusta University Health service lines use for outpatient procedures.

Interested in Learning More?

To speak with a representative from our program, please contact our program coordinator:

Shannon Williford

swillifo@augusta.edu

706-721-1633