Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University

Welcome to Orthopedic Surgery

The Orthopedic Surgery residency program provides a rewarding surgical education for our residents.  The training program is characterized by a small number of attending staff  (twelve) and a small number of residents  which ensures that residents have personalized attention and interactions with the attending surgeons. Residents gain excellent exposure to the broad field of orthopaedic surgery, with emphasis on clinical decision making and technical skills.

Our training program follows the educational principles of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons  as articulated in their standards of accreditation for residency programs.  Specifically we aspire to have a well organized and well structured academic program to assist residents in acquiring the clinical knowledge, professional attitudes and technical skills necessary for them to become successful orthopaedic surgeons.  Secondly, our program provides adequate resources to allow residents to develop these skills and knowledge.  These resources include good clinic and surgical volumes, strong educational and research resources and staff  who are highly committed  towards resident teaching.  We implement our educational program with clear goals and objectives for residents at the  various levels of training. We have developed a comprehensive feedback mechanism to identify where residents are excelling and when they need additional effort and practice in order to achieve the educational goals. 

I hope you take this opportunity to learn more about Orthopedic Surgery at Queen's.  If you have any questions about our program, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Davide Bardana, MD, FRCSC
Program Director
Orthopedic Surgery