Rotations and Call Responsibilities

Residency Structure

With five residents per class, the University of Chicago Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program consists of 25 residents. Our department covers eight orthopaedic subspecialty services including: foot and ankle, shoulder, sports medicine, spine, pediatrics, hand and upper extremity, musculoskeletal oncology, and adult joint reconstruction. Our curriculum is organized around these subspecialties and teams of residents are assigned to each service.


Current Block Schedule

Rotation Sites

Center for Care and Discovery, a 10-story, 1.2 million square foot, state-of-the-art hospital with an Adult Level 1 Trauma Center (opened 2018), 30 operating rooms, and over 450 inpatient and ICU beds.

Comer Children’s Hospital, devoted to pediatric care with a Level 1 pediatric emergency department, 5 operating rooms, and over 200 inpatient and pediatric ICU beds.

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine, a state-of-the-art outpatient care facility where residents participate in clinics and outpatient surgeries.

Mitchell Hospital, dedicated to a variety of specialty care.

Pritzker School of Medicine, one of the nation's premier medical schools and rated the best medical school in Illinois.

UChicago Medicine Orland Park, a brand-new suburban outpatient facility where residents participate in offsite clinics.

Skokie Hospital, an orthopedic center within the NorthShore University HealthSystem.

Ravine Way Surgery Center, an outpatient surgery center in the Northern Chicago Suburbs.

Call Coverage

In-house weekday call is covered by the PGY2 on Trauma Nights – Sunday through Thursday night. In-house weekend call is covered by the remaining PGY2 and PGY3 residents – Friday through Sunday.

Home call is covered by PGY4 and PGY5 residents on rotations at UCM.

In-house weekend call at NorthShore (NS) is covered by those PGY3 and PGY4 on rotations at NorthShore. There is no weekday call responsibility for residents at NorthShore.