Clinical Rotation in Orthopaedic Trauma and Fractures

Orthopaedic training in trauma and fractures is obtained primarily Bellevue Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center’s Hospital for Joint Diseases with additional rotations at Jamaica Medical Center and Tisch. Fellowship-trained orthopaedic traumatologists have a central role in the residency program, as residents acquire new trauma and fracture training during each year of the residency.

All fracture rotations are multiple-resident rotations as follows:

  • Bellevue Hospital: 2 fifth-years, 2 fourth-years, and 3 third-years
  • Hospital for Joint Diseases: 1 fifth-year, 1 third-year, and 2 second-years
  • Jamaica Medical Center: 1 fifth-year, 1 fourth-year, 2 third-years, and 1 second-year
  • Tisch Hospital: 1 fifth-year, 1 fourth-year, and 2 second-years

Residents provide primary coverage of the emergency room or urgent care center at all clinical sites, which provides evaluation experience in the treatment of urgent and emergent orthopaedic problems.

Clinical responsibilities increase throughout training, resulting in fifth-year residents being responsible for all aspects of the clinical care provided on the trauma and fracture service, reporting directly to the Chief of the Fracture Service. Preparation of the weekly case conferences is also the responsibility of the fifth-year residents.