WellSpan Medical Education

WellSpan York Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program

Following the tradition of excellence in medical education, WellSpan York Hospital has been home to an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency since July 2013. In April 2019, the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program achieved ACGME Initial Accreditation, a milestone in the program's history.  Additionally, effective July 1, 2019, the program was granted Initial Recognition by the ACGME Osteopathic Principles Committee.  Information regarding ACGME Osteopathic Recognition can be found by clicking this link: https://www.acgme.org/What-We-Do/Recognition/Osteopathic-Recognition.  

The WellSpan York Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Residency had previously been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and is now accredited by the Accreditaiton Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).



The mission of the WellSpan York Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery training program is to provide residents with comprehensive, structured, cognitive, and clinical education that will enable them to become competent, proficient, and professional osteopathic Orthopaedic surgeons.

The scope of training and objectives of the residency are as follows:


  • Devoted to the care of the orthopaedic patient
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Adult and pediatric trauma and fracture management
  • Subspecialty exposure to orthopaedic sports medicine, spine, hand, foot and ankle, trauma, adult reconstruction, pediatrics, and oncology. 


Following both the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) guidelines  and the American Osteopathic Association Basic Standards , the Orthopaedic Surgery residency program will provide residents with the skills to become compassionate, proficient, and professional orthopaedic surgery physicians. Residents will achieve all core competencies including:

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-Based Practice
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Osteopathic Philosophy and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine


Graduate of an U.S. Osteopathic School of Medicine or Allopathic School of Medicine with required training in Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP).
Eligible for a Pennsylvania Medical Training License.

Additional information is available by emailing:

Laurel Lewis
Senior Orthopedic Residency and Fellowship Coordinator
1001 South George Street
P O Box 15198
York, PA 17405-7198

Are you sure you would like to cancel?

All information will be lost.

Yes No ×