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Rotation Schedules


From Year 1 through Year 5, your rotations at the San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program at St. Mary’s will include residency training at the following institutions:

  • St. Mary’s Medical Center
  • Alameda County Medical Center — Highland Hospital
  • Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
  • Children’s Hospital and Research Center — Oakland
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California

PGY-1 Year Overview

The internship year at the San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program consists of a comprehensive introduction to medicine and surgery. It incorporates a wide variety of specialties and disciplines that allows you to build a solid foundation of both academic and practical medical knowledge. Each rotation is one month long and the year is divided into two halves.

PGY-1: Rotations

  • Musculoskeletal Imaging and Anesthesia (split rotations with Ortho)
  • Ortho Surgery – 3 months at Highland and 3 months at SMMC
  • Internal Medicine
  • Plastics and Burns
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Multi-system Trauma Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)

During the entire year, you use a total seven months of Q3/Q4 in-house call with shift work being prevalent for the other services. You are provided three weeks of vacation to be taken one week at a time during each block with pre-approval from the program director.

PGY-2 Through 5 Year Overview

The second through fifth years of resident training incorporates intense academic concentration on orthopedic surgery. Training takes place at five distinct institutions that help residents gain a balanced understanding of the subtle differences within the health care system. One-half day a week is dedicated to outpatient clinical duties and residents have the opportunity to engage in a variety of private outpatient clinical experiences. Residents take call and dedicate one-half day a week to outpatient clinical duties. 

PGY-2 Through PGY-5: Rotations

  • Joints
  • Spine/Foot and Ankle 
  • Sports 
  • General Orthopedics 
  • Hand
  • Pediatrics
  • Tumor
  • Research

Our Research Director Jeremi Leasure., will help you develop a project suited to your interests during rotations in research. We provide ample resources and appropriate faculty supervision to ensure you receive the guidance you might seek during this period of academic inquiry. 

For More Information About St. Mary’s Residency Programs

For more information about the orthopedic residency program at St. Mary’s, please contact Ayana Matthews, Program Coordinator, at 415.750.5782 or [email protected]