Program Structure: PGY-1
The PGY-1 year is primarily spent at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and is coordinated in conjunction with the Department of Surgery. The PGY-1 year is a transitional year that is divided into 13 four-week rotations on a variety of surgical and primary care services.

The goal of the PGY-1 year is to provide the basics of care and evaluation of the surgical patient. During the 12-week rotation on Orthopaedics, the time will split between Jefferson University and Bryn Mawr Hospital.

At Jefferson Hospital, the PGY-1 will learn how to care for both the Spine/Trauma and Joint services. This will be excellent preparation for the large amount of responsibilities that PGY-2's will under take. Bryn Mawr Hospital exposes the PGY-1 to basic fracture care and management. PGY-1's will become comfortable evaluating, managing, and treating fractures in the Emergency Room as well as consultations on the hospital floor.

Time spent on the orthopaedics, rehabiltation medicine, non-operative sports medicine and radiology is preparation for the clinical responsibilities of the orthopaedic resident.

Call Schedule
  • Orthopaedics (Bryn Mawr, six weeks) - in-house call Q7
  • Orthopaedics (Jefferson, six weeks) - in-house call 2x/wk
  • Emergency Medicine - schedule provided by EMED
  • General Surgery (Plastics, Vascular, General) - one 24 hour in-house call Saturday; one 12 hour in-house call Sunday per month
  • Trauma - in-house call Q4
  • SICU - in-house call Q4
  • Night Float (general surgery) - coverage from Sun. to Fri.
Two weeks, 10 days off at the end of June.

PGY-1 Rotation Schedule
(each 4 weeks)
General Surgery
Rehabilitation Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Non-operative Sports Medicine
Plastic Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Trauma Surgery
Night Float
Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.