Education & Training

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


Our mission is to provide the clinical and surgical skills necessary to competently and ethically practice as a leader in either an academic or a community setting.


Our fellows receive advanced training in orthopaedic sub-specialty surgery.

Medical Student Sub-I

Students in this four-week sub-internship receive a robust educational experience in orthopaedic surgery with duties and responsibilities similar to that of a first-year resident. 

PA Surgical Residency

Prepare for a career as an orthopaedic PA in an academic or a community-based practice through advanced training at Duke, the birthplace of the physician assistant profession.

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