Western University - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Orthopedic Surgery (Residency Program)

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Program Information

School:Western University - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Degree:Not Applicable
Field of Study:Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medicine (MD)
Description:The residency training program in orthopedic surgery at The University of Western Ontario is a fully accredited five-year training program. During the recent Royal College Accreditation Review, the program was identified as very strong academically with an appropriate balance between service and education.

The resident's progress is monitored with twice yearly interviews by the program director. In addition, discussion of the in-training evaluation report with the attending is carried out in the middle and at the end of each rotation.
Length:5 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Residents must have an academic record which demonstrates special proficiency in those subjects related to orthopedics and surgery, as well as proven interest in orthopedics. Candidates with an interest in research, both in basic science and clinical research, will find ample opportunity to pursue these interests in the program and are encouraged to apply. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are highly valued. Preference may be given to individuals who have participated in an orthopedic elective at the University of Western Ontario. Although not mandatory, individuals are encouraged to pursue an elective at UWO whenever possible. We feel this experience provides the applicant with the best opportunity to gain insight into the strengths of the program. Relevant degree or equivalent.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Most references should be obtained from orthopedic surgeons with whom candidates have worked.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on August 06, 2009