Education & Training

Duke Orthopaedics is committed to developing leaders in orthopaedics and rehabilitation research, education, and patient care. As one of the nation’s most respected education programs, we prepare residents, fellows, and medical students to ethically and competently practice academic or community orthopaedic medicine at the highest possible level.

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At Duke Orthopaedics, our trainees work closely with faculty who enjoy and prioritize patient care and teaching to provide the greatest opportunities for residents to develop clinical skills, stimulate and develop research projects, and enhance surgical capabilities. Learn more about the programs we offer:

Residency Programs

Our residency programs prepare doctors and physician assistants for productive careers in orthopaedic surgery through rigorous clinical training and extensive education. Learn more about our residency programs.

Fellowship Programs

Our fellows receive advanced training in the following orthopaedic subspecialties: 

  • Adult Reconstruction
  • Adult Spine
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hand
  • Hip Preservation
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Trauma
  • Sports Medicine

Learn more about fellowships.

Visiting Medical Student Subinternship

Students in this four-week subinternship receive a robust educational experience in orthopaedic surgery with duties and responsibilities similar to that of a first-year resident. Learn more about the subinternship.