The Eisenhower Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Program offers four years of intensive study and practice. Entry is either at the internship level or at the PGY2 level after completion of one year's training in an ACGME-accredited orthopaedic surgery internship. The curriculum provides for two residents at each level, with extensive exposure and practical experience in all phases of reconstructive surgery, e.g., total joint replacement of the upper and lower extremities, spine surgery, sports medicine, hand surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, complex trauma, prosthetics, orthotics, and complete inpatient and outpatient care. Residents rotate for six months at the nationally renowned Scottish Rite Children's Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics are covered. Trauma training is concentrated through rotations at the University of South Carolina and University Hospital, Augusta, Georgia.
In addition to these outside rotations, residents attend short courses in AO Basic Surgical Skills, Orthotics and Prosthetics, and Orthopaedic Oncology.
Ample opportunity is given for research during each year of training. Three-to-four months of dedicated time are devoted to scholarly research activities. Basic science research is supported through a large Clinical Investigation Department with capabilities for studying biomechanics, biomaterials, genetics, pharmacokinetics, and biostatistics. Opportunity for conducting clinical research protocols is available at any time during the course of training.