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Tufts Medicine-Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Residency Program

The Tufts Medicine-Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Residency Program is a 5-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).

For the 2023-2024 residency recruitment Season, all interviews will be conducted virtually

We will post updated information (dates and times) on any virtual Open Houses and/or meetings that will occur with our Residents and Faculty later this summer so that you may learn more about our program and meet some of our residents and faculty. Once this information has been finalized, it will be posted here with a link so that you may join in.

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 orthopedic subspecialties. Residents work closely with our faculty to understand orthopedic disease processes while developing and refining their surgical skills.

Residents gain experience in subspecialties such as:

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

The Tufts Medicine-Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Residency faculty 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 orthopedists 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 Orthopedics and the remaining six months in one-month blocks, including general surgery, vascular surgery and pediatric surgery, and 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
  • New England Baptist Hospital
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Rhode Island Hospital
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Orthopaedic Oncology)
  • Boston Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Orthopaedics and Pediatric Orthopaedic Oncology)
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Scott Ryan, MD
Program Director
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Starla Pathak
Educational Programs
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