Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center

Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center

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City
New York
State/Province
New York

Program Information

Residents per class
3
Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program

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9.7
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(Updated: January 01, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
9.7
Staff Surgeons 
 
9.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
10.0
Operating Experience 
 
9.0
Clinical Experience 
 
9.0
Research 
 
10.0
Residents 
 
10.0
Lifestyle 
 
10.0
Location 
 
10.0
Overall Experience 
 
10.0

the ortho playground

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
Dr. Sculco is the chief and is world famous for joints. They did the first cemented total hip in the country at HSS. He was an outstanding teacher with an endless amount of patience with teaching both students and his personal patients. Extremely warm and welcoming faculty that is eager to teach medical students and residents.
Didactics / Teaching
Daily lectures that are outstanding on relevant topics in orthopaedics, specific lectures on the rotation you are on (ie joints, foot and ankle etc), and anatomy lectures each monday. All done by faculty, and residents lead the anatomy discussions from the lab through video teleconference.
Operating Experience
residents operated a ton on the joints service. I dont know of many other programs in the country where the intern is in the OR learning how to do total joints and actually operating. This is possible bc they have an army of PAs and NPs running the floors doing the dirty work which frees up the residents to be in the OR all day. On the joints service the residents would be operating after am lectures until around 9-11pm at night each OR day. Unreal operating experience. There was usually 2 rooms running, with the fellow in one room and the senior (sometimes junior) resident in the other room. A new fellow on the service (who trained at HSS for residency) was doing primary total hips and knees by himself on the first day of residency and looked like a pro.
Clinic Experience
autonomous clinic experience where the senior resident is making decisions in clinic sometimes without the help of the attending. Usually in attending clinic the attnd sees all the patients after the resident/fellow gets the hx/PE.
Research Opportunities
seriously unlimited. its HSS
they have tremendous funding for sending residents to AAOS, and other national conferences throughout the year
Residents
some of the smartest, nicest residents Ive ever met, period. Exceptional operative skills bc they are operating all day long and trained by the best in the country.
Lifestyle
they get payed extra to operate on the weekends as residents!!! what??? yes its true. and get extra $ to do things like DC summaries. life in manhattan is amazing as well if thats your thing. great nightlife with unlimited bars/clubs
Location / Housing
subsidized in the upper east side. Great part of town right by the east river and close to central park.
Limitations
I cant think of any, except for the short white coats maybe. kinda lame, but they see this as the fact that you are still learning as a resident. and its tradition there for over 100 years. not gonna change. but you do get a long coat at the other hospitals you rotate at (its only an HSS thing)
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
the best ortho program in the country in my opinion. with the combination of excellent lectures, amazing operative experience, world famous faculty and unlimited research opportunites it makes this a truly 'special' place to train as an orthopaedic surgery resident.

keep in mind however, I rotated here for one month on the joints service, so my view may be a little skewed. but these are my thoughts based on my experience and talking with as many attendings/fellows/and residents as I could during my time there.

Qualification

I rotated as a medical student at this program
Date of Rotation
aug 2012
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