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Orthopaedic Residency Program

The One Brooklyn Health System/Kingsbrook Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program is a fully accredited, five-year training program that meets all requirements of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. The residency program provides graduate training in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery. Our residents are not only trained to be excellent technical surgeons, but also to thoroughly understand the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal disease in order to critically assess current and new technologies and adapt them to their practice.


Why choose us?

Resident education is supported by a strong didactic program that includes a twice weekly OITE curriculum, monthly grand rounds, a monthly journal club, a monthly evidence-based conference and multiple weekly subspecialty conferences. 


The curriculum combines both the pathophysiology and basic science of musculoskeletal disease and its clinical application. Curriculum lectures are provided by the orthopaedic facility. Voluntary faculty are also actively engaged in resident teaching. The Curriculum is based upon requirements set by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. 


Educational Goals of the program are achieved by: 


  • Didactic conferences and course attendance in all areas related to orthopaedic surgery. These include general orthopaedics, orthopaedic trauma, pediatric orthopaedics, adult reconstruction, rehabilitation, sports medicine, hand surgery, spine surgery, foot and ankle surgery, anatomy, musculoskeletal oncology and basic science. 


  • Diagnosis and management of orthopaedic problems on a daily basis. Clinical exposure to orthopaedic surgery is gained in the emergency room, outpatient clinics, the operating theater and in multiple subspecialty conferences. Responsibility increases in a graduated fashion and is closely monitored by the faculty and program director in the form of biannual reviews and milestones. 


  • Resident fund of knowledge is assessed by faculty evaluations, milestones and the AAOS in-training examination. In addition, quality of patient care, practice-based learning and improvement, professionalism, interpersonal skills and system-based practice is assessed at the end of each rotation and bi-annually by the program director and the Clinical Competency Committee. 


In addition to training in an excellent orthopaedic residency program, our residents benefit from living in New York City, one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the world.  


Application/Interview Process


All residency positions are filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), and our department participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). 


Our requirements for application include: 


  • Completed ERAS application 

  • Medical school transcript 

  • Personal statement 

  • USMLE Step I and Step II transcripts 

  • Dean’s letter 

  • Three narrative letters of recommendation completed by physicians, with at least one letter from an orthopaedic surgeon.


NOTE: A maximum of four letters of recommendation will be accepted, inclusive of the Dean’s letter. Narrative letters must be submitted with the American Orthopaedic Association Standardized Letter of Recommendation Form as a singular document.  




Residents rotate through multiple affiliated medical centers acquiring surgical skills in areas such as general surgery, trauma, sports medicine, adult reconstruction and surgery of the hand, spine, foot and ankle.   




Within the master schedule of rotations, each hospital develops its own internal call schedules, which determine weekly working hours. As with all residency training programs, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery complies with the basic guidelines established by the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME). 


Time Away from Program Duties: 

In addition to at least one 24-hour period each week, every resident receives four weeks of paid vacation and four days of personal leave annually.  




Residents are assigned to attend educational conferences throughout the PGY-2 through PGY-5 years.  During this time, residents attend AO Basic and advanced orthopaedic subspecialty courses. Also, all fifth year residents are provided time off to attend the annual American Academy of Orthopaedic surgery conference as well as a Board Review conference. 




Research is encouraged at all points during the residency program and a many residents have had multiple publications by the time they graduate. Each resident must complete one publication-worthy project during their residency. This project may be clinically based or basic science, Residents are guided throughout the research process by regular meetings with our Resident Research Director. All projects are supervised by full-time faculty members. 

Contact Us:


Contact us if you have questions or would like to learn more about the OBH Orthopedic Residency Program. 


Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center  

585 Schenectady Avenue, 

Brooklyn, NY 11203  

Gloria Williamson, Program Administrator  



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