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The University of Minnesota Medical School’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery believes that leadership, scholarship, and education drive clinical excellence.

hands keyboardThis core belief guides our mission to achieve top outcomes and top patient experiences. Our vision is to be No. 1 in orthopaedic treatment outcomes and patient experience.

Residency

Our residency program includes educational and research opportunities that provide a balanced educational experience.

Fellowships

Designed to dovetail with our residency training program, fellowships provide one year of training in subspecialty areas.

Clerkships

Medical students specializing in orthopaedic surgery are required to take the ORSU 7200 clerkship.

Contact us

Residency: Betsy Wehrwein
612-273-8043

MD students: 
Larissa Lavrov

612-273-4089

Grand Rounds and other questions: orthoed@umn.edu

Training verifications

Send residency and fellowship verification requests for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery to Betsy Wehrwein at:

University of Minnesota
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2450 Riverside Ave. S., STE R200
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Fax: 612-273-8099
Phone: 612-273-8043

Diverse expertise

Our department offers exceptional education programs to medical students, residents, fellows, and orthopaedic surgeons interested in lifelong learning. The faculty members in this department represent experts in every subspecialty area. They excel in their ability to teach cutting-edge orthopaedic surgical concepts and techniques.

Our leadership in the medical school curriculum, under the supervision of Dr. Edward Santos, and the graduate medical education curriculum, under the leadership of Dr. Jonathan Braman, drives an excellent adult learning program in musculoskeletal education.

Hands-on education

Our medical student programs include orthopaedic surgery rotations for both orthopaedic- and non-orthopaedic-bound medical students. We also provide excellent and innovative graduate medical education for both residents and fellows. Our residency program emphasizes a core curriculum of knowledge, with the goal of producing competent, board-certified orthopaedic surgeons. 

We promote balance between work and personal life, and we value a diverse, exciting, and supportive educational environment.

Altogether, our programs lead the country on simulation teaching for orthopaedic surgery skills as well as innovative competency testing. We promote lifelong orthopaedic learning and we sponsor a robust Grand Rounds program with visiting professors and local scholars.