Orthopedic Surgery Residency

Our five-year residency offers high-quality training opportunities in all facets of orthopedic practice.

Train in a Top Program

The Orthopedic Residency program at Albany Medical College is a five-year, ACGME-accredited training program that gives exposure to all facets of orthopedic practice at a major teaching and tertiary care medical center.

Research is important to our faculty. In addition to clinical studies, our division collaborates with researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Union College, participating in translational and basic science projects. Residents have presented nationally at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), American Society of Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), and American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Train at These Locations

Albany Medical Center The academic medical center, a 766-bed, Level 1 Trauma Center, serves northeastern New York and western New England. Residents are exposed to both adult and pediatric trauma, spine, joint reconstruction, hand, tumor, and foot and ankle surgery.

Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center The VA is a 156-bed hospital offering opportunities in general orthopedics with an emphasis on adult reconstructive and sports medicine surgery. Residents participate extensively in outpatient clinics.

St. Peter's Hospital This 482-bed community hospital offers opportunities in general orthopedics and subspecialties such as shoulder, foot, and ankle surgery, and joint replacement.

Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center This surgery center is where most of the elective hand, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow, and sports medicine cases take place. It is located within the Bone and Joint Center in Albany.

Resident Resources

About the Albany Med Health System
Albany Medical Center, the anchor of the Albany Med Health System, is one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York State offering a wide range of outstanding clinical care – from routine preventative care to sophisticated cancer and surgical care to life-saving emergency medicine – while teaching the next generation of medical providers and advancing critical biomedical research.

Living in the Capital Region
Albany is a great place to live, learn and work. It is the center of a region known for its robust economy, arts and culture, colleges and universities and recreational opportunities.

Resident Wellness
As a resident or fellow of Albany Medical Center, there are many resources available to you to help manage the demands of being a physician. Our goal is to promote work-life balance and overall wellness by advocating for you and providing you with the tools to reduce burnout, depression, and other stressors you may encounter during your training.

Distinction in Quality and Leadership
This program promotes professional success for physicians through a deeper understanding of Health Systems Science.

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Amanda Mener, MD, PhD quote
The program is unique for its clinical volume and exposure to a wide range of orthopedic pathology given its location in New York as the only academic medical center in a large area. I also like spending time with my co-residents both inside and outside of the hospital.”
Amanda Mener, MD, PhD