UAB Orthopaedic Residency Program
Be Among the Distinguished
Welcome to the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. We offer a five year program which delivers comprehensive clinical training with an academic focus. Residents rotate with fellowship trained subspecialists in all orthopaedic disciplines that will result in the resident gaining the most contemporary knowledge and experience.
Training takes place at several institutions. Foremost among these are the two facilities associated with the UAB Health System. These are the University of Alabama Hospital, consisting of approximately 900 beds in three separate structures. The North Pavilion, which opened in 2004, is a state of the art pavilion which houses the ORs, ICUs and the orthopaedic ward for the hospital. The other facility, directly adjacent to campus, is UAB Highlands. It is here that the majority of elective orthopedic surgery is performed as well as the location of the outpatient clinics.
Directly adjacent to the University of Alabama Hospital is Children's of Alabama, a new 700,000 square foot, environmentally friendly facility. It is here that residents receive all of their pediatric orthopaedic training. Residents also rotate at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital, which is a county owned facility, as well as the VA Medical Center, which is the flagship VA hospital for the region. Finally, residents will do a sports medicine rotation at St Vincent's Hospital, which is the home of the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. All these facilities are within just a few miles of each other, making it possible for all residents to attend divisional conferences and lectures.