Nebraska Orthopaedic Residency Training Program
Educating the orthopaedic surgeons of tomorrow.
The UNMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation's orthopaedic residency training program is affiliated with the following hospitals: Nebraska Medicine, Children's Hospital & Medical Center, Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital and Bergan Mercy Medical Center. Located in metropolitan Omaha, our residency program provides an outstanding educational experience, a safe town with affordable living and an enriched social environment.
The combined program is directed by Matthew Mormino, M.D., professor of orthopaedic surgery at UNMC. The program includes training in all the orthopaedic subspecialties:
- hand and upper extremity
- foot and ankle
- major joint reconstruction
- pediatric orthopaedic surgery
- shoulder and elbow
- sports medicine
Our orthopaedic residents are involved in daily patient care as well as important research activities during their intensive training. As part of Nebraska Medicine, the University Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center, and our orthopaedic surgery residents play an integral role on the hospital trauma team. Nebraska Medicine provides 24/7 trauma coverage to Omaha and the surrounding communities, and has made Becker’s Hospital Review's “100 Great Hospitals in America" list for the three years in a row.
The program received full accreditation by the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in January 2009. Recent changes have been added to the residency curriculum to address the six core competencies as outlined by the ACGME outcome project for Resident Education:
- patient care
- interpersonal and communication skills
- medical knowledge
- systems based practice
- practice based learning and improvement
Likewise 80-hour work week restrictions have been met in our residents’ schedules. Overall the addition of new attending staff and the changes to the curriculum improved an already excellent residency training program.
Of all the men and women who have completed their orthopaedic surgical training through the Nebraska program, more than half are now practicing in the state or the Midwest. The remaining physicians are practicing around the country and overseas. Doctors throughout the region regard UNMC as a source of continuing education where they can learn the latest techniques for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of bone and joint diseases.