Orthopedic Surgery Residency


Welcome to the Loma Linda University Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program. Our program offers a rich curriculum, balanced in both didactic and hands-on experiences, made possible by the large drawing area and a growing patient population, and facilitated by diverse and committed faculty members. Early operative exposure, dedicated faculty guidance and a didactic curriculum are a few of the strengths of this program.

Program Overview

Orthopedic training begins with an integrated internship, PGY-1, where each resident spends six months in general surgical fields, three months in musculoskeletal-related specialties, and three months in orthopedic surgery. The second year builds the foundation for the aquisition of orthopedic knowledge and experience, where each resident is given first-hand operative opportunities. During the third year, rotations to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Hospital strengthen each resident's surgical skills and didactic knowledge application. The program provides six months of research and administrative time during the third and fourth years. The fifth and final year of training empowers the resident with leadership responsibilities at each of the affiliated hospitals, and this chief experience develops and refines orthopedic leadership skills.

Residency Application

The interview date for this academic year is Thursday, January 29, 2015. We have gone to five residents per year and have instituted the night-float system. More detailed information is available on the application information page.

Montri D. Wongworawat, MD
Program Director, Orthopedic Surgery Residency