Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
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
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
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.
Our fellowship-trained and specialized faculty provide exposure to all aspects of
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
- 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
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?
Apply to our program today. Or to speak with a representative from our orthopaedic surgery residency program,
please contact our program coordinator.