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10 most-viewed orthopaedic surgery residency programs


In 2023, FREIDA™ users tallied more than 21,000 views of orthopaedic surgery residency programs. In this list, we pare the 209 programs down to the 10 orthopaedic surgery residency programs ranked at the top for user interest.

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Rankings are based on identified medical student activity on FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®, from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2023. FREIDA allows medical students to search for a residency or fellowship from more than 13,000 programs—all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Learn more about orthopaedic surgery on FREIDA™

Orthopaedics is the study of diseases and disorders of the muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones of the body in patients of all ages. This encompasses fractures, injuries and diseases of the spine, pelvis, arms and legs.

Orthopaedics is a rewarding career for those who choose to enter this surgical subspecialty. The surgeries performed typically are among the most reliable, cost-effective procedures in health care. In many cases, patients achieve relief of their symptoms within several weeks to months after surgery, and quickly return to their preoperative function. 

  1. University of Alabama Medical Center Program

  2. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Arizona) Program

  3. Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital Program

  4. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Program

  5. University of Colorado Program

  6. Broward Health Program

  7. University of Florida Program

  8. University of Miami/Jackson Health System Program

  9. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine Program

  10. Franciscan Health Olympia Fields Program

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