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UCLA Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

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Residency Program:

UCLA Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Program Director:

James V Luck, Jr, MD

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Program Contact Information


Connie Sams


UCLA Medical Center
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Rm 76-143 CHS
10833 Le Conte Ave


Los Angeles



Zip/Postal code



(310) 825-6557


(310) 825-1311



Program Highlights

  • Integrated 5-year training program:
    • Adult reconstructive surgery
    • Pediatric orthopaedics
    • Trauma
    • Hand surgery
    • Sports medicine
    • Metabolic bone disease
    • Spinal reconstruction
    • Orthopaedic oncology
    • Continued integrated studies in basic science and research
  • Statistics
    • Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital: 40 beds devoted to orthopaedics
    • The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center: 26 beds designated as orthopaedics/plastics
    • West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center: 30 orthopaedic beds
    • Los Angeles Shriners Hospital for Children: 60 beds for orthopaedics
  • Full-service orthopaedic and trauma elective at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center
  • J. Vernon Luck, Sr., MD/Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center at UCLA, dedicated, state-of-the-art orthopaedic research facility

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Program Curriculum

  • PGY1: General and specialty surgery, trauma, radiology
  • PGY2: Spine, sports, oncology, trauma, pediatrics, and pediatric trauma rotations
  • PGY3: Adult trauma, joint reconstruction, general orthopaedics, and basic science rotations
  • PGY4: Rotations at the Los Angeles Shriners Hospital, the West LA VA Hospital, and the UCLA and Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center & Orthopaedic Hospital
  • PGY5: Adult reconstruction, trauma, hand, and sports rotations

Program Hospitals

  • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA
  • Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center - Torrance, CA
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles, CA
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children (Los Angeles) - Los Angeles, CA
  • Olive View/UCLA Medical Center - Sylmar, CA
  • Orthopaedic Hospital - Los Angeles, CA
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA

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