Research is a cornerstone of the Orthopaedic education at Thomas Jefferson University. We strive to promote the productive interaction between basic science and clinical researchers. Thus, the orthopaedic department has ongoing collaborations with the departments of biochemistry and molecular biology, medicine, and microbiology, as well as research departments in other institutions. The amount of clinical pathology experienced at our institutions ensures an abundance of material for resident research.

Residents are integrally involved in the research efforts of the faculty. As part of the graduation requirements, residents are expected to complete two publishable projects by the end of their residency training. This experience allows residents to contribute to the body of orthopaedic knowledge and also fosters an improved interpretation of scientific literature as it applies to patient care.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.