Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Plainview Hospital
The Plainview Hospital Department of Orthopaedics offers a five-year training program in orthopedic surgery. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and is for both allopathic and osteopathic candidates.
The program is based in a community hospital, but residents experience diversity in cases. The program provides for a closely knit learning environment, where trainees work closely with attending physicians to assess the needs of patients. Residents have the opportunity to participate in research at the Feinstein Institute, orthopedic oncology and pediatric orthopedics at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. They also experience trauma at North Shore University Hospital's Level 1 trauma center
Comprehensive training is afforded in all areas as mandated by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery for certification, including adult and children’s orthopedics, surgery of the spine, fractures, acute trauma, surgery of the hand, surgery of the foot, rehabilitation, and basic sciences. Additional emphasis is placed on sports medicine, trauma, the surgery and pathology of bone tumors, total joint replacement, reconstructive surgery, and rheumatology.
There is more than ample operating room experience supervised by attending staff. All residents participate regularly in orthopedic outpatient clinics and are expected to attend all scheduled formal conferences which include:
- Journal club
- Cadaver labs at the Bioskills Education Center
- Orthopedic seminars at local hospital facilities
Applicants interested in the orthopedic surgery training program at Plainview Hospital should apply through the electronic residency application service (ERAS), which allows applications starting Aug. 1.
No applications are reviewed after Oct. 15.
Essential application information includes:
- Common application form
- Curriculum vitae
- USMLE or COMLEX transcript
- Medical school transcript
- Personal statement
- Dean’s letter
- Three (3) letters of recommendation that are no more than 6 months old from the date of application
- ECFMG Status Report, if applicable