About our Program

Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program trainees work with trauma surgeonsThe Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program (HCORP) is ACGME-approved and fulfills all the criteria for the successful graduate to sit for Part I of their Board examination given by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). The residency takes place within four major Harvard-affiliated hospitals in Boston: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH)Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital in addition to a number of community hospitals and outpatient surgical centers.

Our faculty and residents come from across the country, many different medical schools, and of varied social, ethnic and educational backgrounds. We are proud of its large percentage of women on the faculty and in the training program.

Our residents enjoy a stimulating and productive work environment. Our hospitals combined see nearly 150,000 patients each year and perform more than 20,000 surgeries. Our faculty publishes more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles annually.

All orthopaedic subspecialties are included as part of the training process, with most subspecialties being covered multiple times and at multiple sites throughout the training.

HCORP is a busy clinical residency program with a large number of residents (60), large faculty (more than 120 physicians) and four major academic medical centers. A successful resident needs to be motivated, ambitious and capable of learning in a diverse setting. The attending staff will present many methods of successfully managing clinical problems and residents need to decide which method works best for him or her. Often times, conflicting opinions will be offered and residents will not be provided with a single simple method of practice. It is the goal of HCORP to prepare residents for the future so that he or she will be able to make the necessary adjustments to their practice as advances in orthopaedic surgery are made.