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Yale - New Haven Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Program Information

Residency Program:

Yale - New Haven Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Program Director:

Peter Jokl, MD

Number of Residents:


Number of Staff:




Length of Program:


Start Dates:

June, July

Program Contact Information


Peter Jokl, MD


Yale-New Haven Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery Program
PO Box 208071


New Haven



Zip/Postal code



(203) 785-2579


(203) 785-7132



Program Highlights

  • Didactic program:
    • Weekly core curriculum session covering wide-ranging topics in clinical specialties and basic science
    • Friday Grand Rounds continuing weekly theme from core curriculum
    • Weekly clinical orthopaedic series
    • Anatomy sessions
    • Weekly sessions to review current patients and surgical treatment options
  • Research facilities available to all residents:
    • Histology laboratory
    • Photographic services
    • Computers
    • Library facilities
  • Up to 8 months spent in research
  • Rehabilitation experience integrated into each clinical service, especilly in adult reconstruction, trauma, sports, hand, spine, and pediatric

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Program Curriculum

  • PGY-1: Monthly rotations including general surgery and polytrauma, vascular surgery, burn surgery, neurosurgery, intensive care units, emergency room, anesthesia, rheumatology, other medical services, and orthopaedics
  • PGY-2: Rotations through clinical orthopaedic services including trauma, pediatric, combined sports/hand/foot service, arthroscopy, reconstructive surgery
  • PGY-3: Trauma, spine, adult reconstruction (joint replacement and oncology), hip and knee joint replacement, plus an elective rotation
  • PGY-4: Rotations in sports, hand, research, outpatient clinic with rheumatology, and two rotations as chief resident, one on the orthopaedic service and one in adult reconstruction and hand/upper extremity
  • PGY-5: Chief resident clinical rotations in trauma, spine, pediatrics, and adult reconstruction; completion and presentation of research project

Program Hospitals

  • Yale-New Haven Hospital - New Haven, CT
  • Waterbury Hospital Health Center - Waterbury, CT
  • Hospital of St Raphael - New Haven, CT
  • VA Connecticut Healthcare (West Haven) - West Haven, CT

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