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Atlanta
State/Province
Georgia

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Residents per class
3
Emory University Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program

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Overall rating 
 
9.2
Staff Surgeons 
 
10.0  (2)
Didactics/Teaching 
 
8.0  (2)
Operating Experience 
 
10.0  (2)
Clinical Experience 
 
9.0  (2)
Research 
 
8.0  (2)
Residents 
 
10.0  (2)
Lifestyle 
 
9.0  (2)
Location 
 
9.0  (2)
Overall Experience 
 
9.5  (2)
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(Updated: December 12, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
9.2
Staff Surgeons 
 
10.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
8.0
Operating Experience 
 
10.0
Clinical Experience 
 
9.0
Research 
 
8.0
Residents 
 
10.0
Lifestyle 
 
9.0
Location 
 
9.0
Overall Experience 
 
10.0

Top notch residency training

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
Dr. Roberson (Chair) is very approachable and dedicated to improving the residency program and the faculty. Dr. Bradbury (new residency director) was huge resident advocate and focused on making a number of improvements to the program including improving resident didactics. All the faculty were very focused on resident education, approachable, and none were malignant. The program lacked a fellowship trained traumatologist, but it is adding one this fall. Only had 1 F/A attending, but is adding one of these as well. There is a good mix of older, well-established faculty with young faculty.
Didactics / Teaching
One of the weaker aspects of the program. At Grady, have daily morning trauma conference. On other services, have weekly conference. Has a morning didactic session following grand rounds and an evening session that are both chief resident run. Definitely not at the same level as some of the other programs I rotated at.
Operating Experience
The best I saw. Residents begin as interns with appropriate supervision and responsibility is graduated. I did not see a resident doing unsupervised work that was above their level. By the time they are chiefs, the residents are extremely comfortable with virtually anything they saw. The residents see a great breadth to various orthopaedic pathology.
Clinic Experience
Grady clinic allows for tremendous autonomy. At the subspec clinics the residents receive a lot of attention and great teaching.
Research Opportunities
Research is there and available. They have ample facilities and backing. With that said, the residents definitely have to pursue it and seek it out.
Residents
Great group that love their program. Strong camaraderie amongst them and they stick up for each other. Outside the hospital they all hang out. Majority were single. Chiefs get great fellowships.
Lifestyle
Residents work very hard, especially during time at Grady. Recently added PACS system at Grady definitely made life better, but still a lot of work while at Grady. While on subspec services, life is much better and allows for reading and research work.
Location / Housing
Atlanta is a great city with very affordable housing. Tons of nightlife and things to do. ATL traffic is bad, but not as bad as LA, DC, or Seattle. There are definitely a few bad areas in the city in terms of crime.
Limitations
In addition to the things previously mentioned, the sites are located around Atlanta. This makes life a little tougher when driving around for grand rounds and didactics while combating the ATL traffic.
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
Overall an excellent program, one of the best in my opinion. I ranked the program very high based on my experience. <br />
I don't think the rotation is set up well to get a letter of recommendation b/c you don't spend much time with a single faculty member. However, it's a great opportunity to get to know many faculty and get a good feel for the whole program.

Qualification

I rotated as a medical student at this program
Date of Rotation
2009
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(Updated: December 10, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
9.1
Staff Surgeons 
 
10.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
8.0
Operating Experience 
 
10.0
Clinical Experience 
 
9.0
Research 
 
8.0
Residents 
 
10.0
Lifestyle 
 
9.0
Location 
 
9.0
Overall Experience 
 
9.0

Emory

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
I thought the faculty at Emory were the most down-to-earth and approachable of the 3 programs where I rotated. The chairman Dr. Roberson is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet, and the new program director Dr. Bradbury is a great resident advocate as well. The trauma attending at Grady, Dr. Moore, is a great guy as well and spent more time pimping me on his iPod mix than anatomy.
Didactics / Teaching
Very good but not as structured with dedicated teaching time compared to some other places at which I rotated.
Operating Experience
Excellent. You'll operate as an intern, you'll operate a LOT as a PGY-2. Most of your early operative experience is in trauma, as it should be. You will know trauma inside and out by the time you're done. Great breadth of clinical experience between the county hospital, outpatient center, and new elective orthopaedic hospital.
Clinic Experience
It's clinic.
Research Opportunities
You can do research if that's your thing but it's certainly not emphasized as much here as at some other institutions. Still, if you're motivated you can definitely find a wealth of opportunities.
Residents
Awesome group, liked all of them. They love it here.
Lifestyle
You get killed as a junior here. Grady is not for the meek and your call nights are busy. Still, the tradeoff is that you learn a ton and you are in the OR very early on. If you're looking for a cush, white-collar program, this is not it.
Location / Housing
Atlanta's an affordable, fun city, good place to raise a family. Not my favorite city but you could do a lot worse.
Limitations
The only problem I personally saw with the program (and what kept it from being in my top 3 programs) is the lack of in-depth experience on trauma at Tampa General Hospital. This is a top trauma fellowship, but the USF residents are kind of lost in the crowd as residents from several other programs are rotating at TGH also. I think if USF were to expand their experience at TGH and take more call, it would GREATLY improve the residency, in my opinion.
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
Great program. I think you'll be as well trained coming out of here as anywhere in the country. Not as strong with didactics and research but still very good and improving. Overall, an outstanding program with great faculty and residents.

Qualification

I am a medical student at this school.
Date of Rotation
Summer 2009
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