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From the strong resident culture to close relationships with faculty, there are many reasons that residents choose the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training at Atrium Health. Our residents benefit from our mentorship model where residents are exposed to all subspecialty areas of orthopaedics while working closely with our internationally-renowned faculty.

Residents receive a curriculum built around the 6 core competencies, with special emphasis on professionalism and communication skills. The program consists of:

  • 4 full orthopaedic clinical years
  • 1 multidisciplinary internship year
  • One-on-one training with board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists 
  • Large clinical volume
  • Graduated responsibility in the operating room

Resident Life

Charlotte Skyline

Whether you’re single, married or have children, Charlotte, NC, offers our residents the amenities of a large city and the Southern charm of a small town. Our residents also enjoy a work-life balance that allows them to enjoy time with family and friends. From concerts and musical theatre to professional sports and whitewater rafting, there’s plenty to do outside the hospital. 

Learn more about living in Charlotte.

With a focus on wellness for our patients and our residents, we also offer organized activities such as grand round presentations, yoga mornings and talks about recent research

Beyond Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery Alumni Map

The Atrium Health Orthopaedic Residency Program prepares graduates to move onto the next stage of their career. Our alumni have numerous opportunities to further their education, begin their practice or explore research in their chosen fields. 

Meet Our Alumni

Meet Our Residents

Orthopaedic Surgery Residents Map

Our residents come from all over the nation to learn from world-class doctors committed to mentoring the next generation of orthopaedic specialists.  

Below you can meet our residents and learn more about their educational backgrounds, career interests and what they like about living in Charlotte.

Application Criteria

Prospective residents of the Orthopaedic Surgery program must submit the following required documents:

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Personal Statement
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Scores
  • Transcripts

If you would like to apply for our residency program, we only accept standard electronic applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please submit your ERAS application to us. Please contact your school for specific information on the ERAS program. Learn more

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