Orthopedic Surgery Residency

Research Opportunities

All residents are expected to participate in research and scholarly activities. Residents complete two dedicated research rotations; one five- to six-week rotation as a PGY-2, and one eight- to nine-week rotation as a PGY-3. Residents will also be involved in research activities throughout their time here. The research education program philosophy is to expose residents to all stages of the research process in a manner that will be useful throughout their careers.
During the residency program, residents are expected to progress in their ability to evaluate current research and conduct original research. To promote growth and development in scholarship, UW Madison and the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation maintain an effective infrastructure for research and scholarly activities of orthopedic residents. Residents are encouraged to make use of all available resources, including:

  • Laboratory space and equipment
  • Computer and data analysis services
  • Statistical consultation services
  • Research/basic science conferences
  • Faculty expertise and supervision
  • Library services
  • Grant services
  • Publication services
  • Dedicated time
  • Funding

Our faculty members are involved in a wide range of research activities. They will help residents choose research projects and mentor residents throughout the research process. Explore current research opportunities via our research section.