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Orthopedic Residency Program


The San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program at St. Mary’s offers three categorical orthopedic surgery residency positions each year with a total of 15 residents participating in our program annually (three residents per PGY-1 through PGY-5). Our hands-on experience is intertwined with our core curriculum, which serves as the foundation for the academic side of our program.

We emphasize the exploration of didactic learning through academic preparation and research. This includes a series of lectures and conferences covering topics in:
  • Anatomy and surgical cadaver dissection 
  • Fractures related to basic science, foot and ankle, adult arthroplasty, sports, bio-mechanical, pediatrics, oncology, hand, spine, trauma and rehab
  • Casting and splinting

During your residency of five years, you learn all aspects of orthopedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine, including:

  • Joints
  • Trauma
  • Spine
  • Foot and ankle
  • Sports
  • Pediatrics
  • Hand
  • Tumor
  • General orthopedics

Application Process

The San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for our annual match. We offer three categorical orthopedic surgery residency positions each year with a total of fifteen residents participating in our program annually. Contact your medical school Dean’s office to obtain the ERAS application.  We require three letters of recommendation and the MSPE from your medical school.  The deadline for application materials each year is Nov. 1.

Our interview invitations will be sent the first week of December annually. We will conduct two days of interviews on two consecutive Fridays in mid-January. You will only be required to participate in one of these two interview days. Please allow a total of 3 hours for your interviews.

For more information, visit our Application Process page. 

Program Director

Dr. William McGann, San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program Director, specializes in the treatment of degenerative joint disease of the hip and knee. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a fellowship trained adult reconstructive surgeon. For more comprehensive information about Dr. McGann, please visit his bio page.

For More Information About St. Mary’s Residency Programs

Please contact Ayana Matthews, Program Coordinator, at 415.750.5782 or [email protected]