Discipline of Surgery

Programs - Residency - Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program


Welcome to the Division of Orthopedic Surgery

For further information regarding the Memorial University Orthopedic Surgery residency training program please click here. You will find information about our orthopedic surgery staff and residents, a description of the training program, and the advantages of living and training in St. John’s, NL.

About Memorial's Orthopedic Surgery Program

Orthopedics is a five year training program which includes a modified basic clinical year that also meets the criteria laid out by Surgical Foundations. The final three years are completed in orthopedic rotations at the Health Sciences Centre, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital and the Janeway Child Health Centre. There is also a three month community rotation which can be completed in either Corner Brook or Gander or at an approved community hospital outside the province.

Orthopedic rotations are completed primarily at the Health Sciences Centre or St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital. These sites provide general orthopedic training; however, each site has subspecialty orientation. Additionally, there are three months of plastic surgery (hand and soft tissue injury focus), three months of neurosurgery (spine focus) and six months of pediatric orthopedics which is completed at the Janeway Child Health Centre.

Quick Facts

There are 16 orthopedic attendings in our division:

  • St. John’s: Health Sciences Centre, St. Clare’s Hospital and the Janeway Children’s Hospital.
  • Community rotations opportunities: Gander and Corner Brook.

There are between 13 and 15 residents every year.

Residents work in all subspecialties of orthopedics while on service: trauma, arthroplasty, muscoluskeletal oncology, upper extremity, hand and wrist, foot and ankle, and spine.

We have a small program with enough clinical material to produce a well-rounded surgeon. The small group allows excellent professional relationships to develop; residents are not lost in the crowd.

Residents frequently participate in social, extra-curricular activities and sports outside the hospital together.

Newfoundland offers many opportunities. It's safe, quiet and has many outdoor activities to help a busy resident relax. The cost of living is quite reasonable.