Program Structure: PGY-2
The emphasis of the PGY-2 year is on learning the basics of general orthopaedic care and surgical principles. Responsibilities include providing the primary care for patients on both the Joint and Spine/Trauma services at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Working primarily with the physicians of the Rothman Institute, the residents are exposed to a large number of joint replacement and spinal cord injury patients and are expected to actively participate in all aspects of their care. The PGY-2 is also responsible for seeing all emergency and trauma consultations at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

There are two two-month blocks where the PGY-2 spends time on the Joints Clinical and Spine Clinical services. The clinical residents spend half their time in the operating room and the other half attending office hours. These newly instilled rotations provide residents an opportunity to hone their surgical and diagnostic skills. There is a two month rotation as a "night float" resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. The residents return to Bryn Mawr Hospital the final two months. Here the PGY-2's are primarily in the operating room and are exposed to a wide variety of surgical cases with fellowship trained attendings, including Trauma, Hand, Sports and Joints.

Call Schedule
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - every other week, either Friday night and Sunday day call or 24 hour Saturday call
  • Residents average about two weekends off a month
4 weeks

PGY-2 Rotation Schedule
(each 2 months)
Spine Floor
Spine Clinical
Joints Floor
Joints Clinical
Night Float
Bryn Mawr

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.