Program Structure: PGY-3
The PGY-3 year is focused on increasing a resident's responsibilities and developing subspecialty specific orthopaedic skills. The year is typically divided into two halves. Six months is spent at the Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children. This renowned children's hospital provides the house staff a firm understanding of pediatric orthopaedics. Resident responsibilities include operating, clinics and office hours.

The final six months are split into two month rotations on a variety of orthopaedic subspecialites. These rotations allow the resident to further define and sharpen the fundamentals of orthopaedic knowledge and technical skills acquired during the PGY-2 year. Surgical indications are emphasized as residents have a balanced commitment to both the operating room and the office.

The goal of the PGY-3 year is to prepare the resident for the responsibility and independence expected of a senior resident.

Call Schedule
  • Pediatrics (A. I. du Pont Hospital) - in-house call is divided among the residents from Jefferson and residents from other orthopaedic programs.
  • Foot/Ankle, Hand and Sports blocks averages approximately 1 weekend a month at Bryn Mawr Hospital
Four weeks
PGY-3 Rotation Schedule
(Pediatrics - six months, others six weeks)
Pediatrics - A.I. du Pont Hospital for Children
Hand - Rothman Institute

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.