PGY 1: Residents are provided with a diverse learning experience through rotations in surgical and non-surgical specialties. The rotations are 4 weeks in duration and located at Westchester Medical Center unless otherwise indicated. They include Trauma Surgery, Night Float, Anesthesiology, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Musculoskeletal Radiology, General Surgery at St. Vincent’s in Bridgeport, CT, Acute Care Surgery, and 8 weeks of Orthopaedic Surgery. One month is designated for vacation.
During PGY 2-5, residents focus solely on orthopedic surgery. Each year, they spend 16 weeks at Stamford Hospital and the rest of the time at Westchester Medical Center unless otherwise indicated. At WMC, residents rotate through the subspecialty services which include trauma, adult reconstruction, sports medicine, hand and upper extremity, spine, and foot and ankle.
PGY 2: 16 weeks at Stamford Hospital. The rest of the year is spent at Westchester Medical Center rotating through trauma, foot and ankle, sports medicine, adult reconstruction, and hand and upper extremity services.
PGY 3: 16 weeks at Sound Shore Hospital working with Dr. Steven Zelicof who is fellowship trained in adult reconstruction. Residents gain valuable experience working on a very busy adult reconstruction service in a community hospital setting during this rotation. They develop a strong foundation in this subspecialty as well as learn the latest techniques. 4 weeks are allotted for research. 12 weeks on the spine service and 16 weeks at Stamford Hospital.
PGY 4: 16 weeks on a pediatrics rotation at Maria Ferari Children's Hospital, which is adjacent to Westchester Medical Center, participating in clubfoot reconstructions, complex pelvic osteotomies, spinal surgeries, and much more. 8 weeks at Mt. Sinai Hospital with Drs. Wittig and Iofin for musculoskeletal oncology. Residents are exposed to a wide variety of cases which often require complex reconstruction.
PGY 5: 16 weeks at Stamford Hospital. The rest of the year is spent at Westchester Medical Center rotating through trauma, foot and ankle, sports medicine, adult reconstruction, and hand and upper extremity services. 4 weeks for research/elective.
Did you know:
In recent years, approximately 21 million visits were made to physicians' offices due to back problems, including more than 8 million visits for low back problems.
Each year, approximately 12 million visits were made to physicians' offices due to knee problems.
Presently, almost 7.5 million visits were made to physicians' offices due to shoulder problems.
Work Loss Days:
Currently employed workers in the United States miss nearly 440 million days of work because of musculoskeletal injuries.