Dear Prospective Orthopedic Surgery Resident,
Welcome to the South Pointe Orthopedic Surgery website. We are an ACGME accredited program and have initial accreditation for osteopathic recognition.
This 5-year residency program offers an extensive exposure to the field of orthopedic surgery. The residents work alongside many fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons that are on the leading edge of orthopedic care. The Cleveland Clinic is our sponsoring institution, a world class tertiary health system, which affords our residents rich opportunities in all orthopedic surgical subspecialties.
Our residency program has a rich history. The residency program initially started circa 1970 by Dr. Edward A. Andrews. While he initially trained as a family medicine physician, he eventually pursued training as an orthopedic surgeon. Throughout his career of educating residents, he focused not only on the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic-related issues, but also stressed compassion, empathy, and the tenets of osteopathic medicine. Our program has always emphasized the care of our patients in the osteopathic tradition of treating the body as a whole.
Our program and curricula introduce residents to a variety of subspecialty opportunities while allowing flexibility to pursue specific interests within the field of orthopedic surgery. Although most of our previous residents pursue fellowship opportunities after the completion of residency, we feel confident that the residents are adequately trained to begin general orthopedic practice after their 5 years of training at South Pointe Hospital. Graduating residents have been competitive and successful at securing highly sought-after fellowship positions upon completion of their residency.
We continue to look for residents who are dedicated to the field of orthopedic surgery. We value the hard work and commitment that our residents show to furthering their orthopedic knowledge while providing world-class care to our patients.
Please contact the Medical Education Department or myself (email@example.com), if you have any questions or require additional information.
John McLaughlin, DO
Program Director: Orthopedic Surgery