Orthopedic Surgery Residency

Resident Life

With a faculty deeply committed to education and patient care, our program offers the opportunity to learn and hone the practice of orthopedic surgery in an environment with a unique blend of diversity, mentorship, and professional development. But residency is more than just clinical experience. It’s a time to develop relationships with mentors and to enjoy down time with friends. A time to grow and to challenge yourself – whether it be professionally or personally.

The city of Madison and the surrounding area provide residents with an inviting array of opportunities. Young professionals will enjoy the low cost of living coupled with plenty of entertainment to choose from, many free activities, both indoor and out, throughout the area.

Life in Madison

Madison, the capitol of Wisconsin, has a population of over 250,000. Lake shoreline, the 1260-acre UW Arboretum, and numerous parks, trails, and golf courses provide countless opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Madison’s vibrant city life offers a variety of cultural activities. Restaurants, shops, and galleries complement live music and theater productions.

Government and education are the primary economic activities of the community, providing plentiful employment opportunities.

Madison is also known for its outstanding public schools, low crime rate, and superior quality of life. Notable awards Madison has received include:

# 8 Best Places to Live in America (Money Magazine)
# 1 Best College Football Towns (Sports Illustrated)
# 1 Healthiest City for Men (Men’s Health Magazine)
# 1 Safest City for Children (Men’s Health Magazine)
# 2 Fittest City in America (Men’s Health Magazine)
# 2 Best Place to Live and Work in America (BestJobsUSA.com)
# 8 Best Bike Cities in America (Bicycling.com)
# 5 Best Cities for Women (Ladies Home Journal Magazine)
# 5 Fittest City in America (Shape Magazine)

Life at UW

UW-Madison has a rich tradition of educational excellence. In its 2011 report, U.S. News and World Report ranked UW as the 13th public university in the nation.

Over 45,000 students are enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Over 9000 of these are graduate students. Graduate students come to UW from all over the world.

You might also like to know…

  • UW-Madison offers 200-plus undergraduate majors and certificates; 250-plus master’s, doctoral, and professional programs.
  • We rank 6th among all universities for research expenditures.
  • Since 1974, UW-Madison has educated 6 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Nobel Prize winners, 24 Pulitzer Prize winners, and over 10 National Medal of Science awards.

The main campus spans 936 acres, including beautiful lake areas, the lawn of Bascom Hill, colorful Allen Centennial Gardens, and vibrant Library Mall. It is bordered by Lake Mendota, the largest of Madison’s four lakes.