Residency Program Overview
The New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center orthopaedic surgery residency program is five years in duration and fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. There are four postgraduate level 1 positions available each year. The residents in this program receive comprehensive training with exposure to every subspecialty within the field of orthopaedic surgery. The faculty is composed of fellowship-trained, well-published orthopaedic surgeons who actively participate in teaching. There is a large volume of cases which ensures that residents receive early and extensive operative experience. As the only Level 1 trauma center between Albany and New York City, Westchester Medical Center treats a wide variety of injuries. There are four physician assistants, two nurse practitioners, and a casting technician who assist in patient care. Nearly all of the residents pursue fellowships and successfully match at prestigious institutions throughout the country in all of the subspecialties. This is a reflection of the depth and quality of education provided by this residency program. Our goal is to produce orthopedic surgeons who will excel in any setting whether it is a busy trauma center or community hospital and contribute to the advancement of the field.
This 5 year orthopaedic residency training program is coordinated under the direction of chairman and program director David E. Asprinio, M.D.
All applications will be processed through ERAS* (Electronic Residency Application System). There are 3 positions available per year.
Foreign graduates may contact ECFMG for further application information.
The deadline for application is November 1st.
Documents required for residency applications through Electronic Residency Application Service - ERAS (website)
- Common Application Form
- Medical School Transcript
- USMLE transcript
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal Statement
- Dean’s Letter
- If you are currently in a residency program, letter of recommendation from program director of your internship
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About the Field
Selection for residency training in orthopaedic surgery is very competitive. Approximately 700 physicians complete orthopaedic residency training per year the United States. About 10 percent of current orthopaedic surgery residents are women; about 20 percent are members of minority groups. There are approximately 20,400 actively practicing orthopaedic surgeons and residents in the United States.
According to the latest Occupational Outlook Handbook (2009–2010) published by the United States Department of Labor, between 3–4% of all practicing physicians are orthopaedic surgeons.