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Tufts-Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Residency Program

The Tufts-Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Residency Program is a five-year, ACGME-accredited program that provides exceptional training in the operative and non-operative management of musculoskeletal injury and diseases. We accept four candidates into the program each year through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Train and Collaborate with Accomplished Orthopaedic Specialists

A hallmark of our program is one-on-one mentorship and training with experts in the full range of orthopaedic subspecialties. Residents  work closely with our faculty to understand orthopaedic disease processes while developing and refining their surgical skills.

Residents gain experience in subspecialties such as:

  • Pediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis
  • Sports medicine
  • Hand and upper extremity surgery
  • Foot and ankle
  • Joint reconstruction (total and partial)
  • Trauma, including care of poly-trauma patients
  • Orthopaedic medicine
  • Orthopaedic oncology
  • Orthopaedic research

The faculty of the Tufts-Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Residency is accessible and supportive, guiding residents through every stage of their learning and development.

Develop Specialized Skills at Leading Academic Medical Centers in New England

Clinical rotations are identical for all residents, enabling them to gain the specialized knowledge and skills to become well-rounded orthopaedists with superior operating skills and decision-making abilities.

The first year of post-graduate education (internship) at Tufts MC is a customized, balanced and academically demanding experience. Interns spend six months in Orthopaedics and spend the remaining six months in one-month blocks that include general surgery, vascular surgery and pediatric surgery, as well as a month each in the emergency department, SICU and Radiology.

Residents spend the next four years at the Tufts-Affiliated hospitals, each of which fulfills a specific educational need, including:

  • Tufts Medical Center and its Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts MC
  • New England Baptist Hospital
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Rhode Island Hospital
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Boston Children’s Hospital (Orthopaedic Oncology)