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WellSpan York Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program

Following the tradition of excellence in medical education, WellSpan York Hospital became home to an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency beginning in July 2013.

The WelSpan York Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Residency has Initial Accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).  Previously, the program had been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association and is a member of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine OPTI.  

At the conclusion of the academic year, the Orthopaedic intern will gain credit for an Osteopathic internship as well as the first Post Graduate Year of residency.


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 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 spine, hand, foot and ankle, and sports medicine


Following both the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Program Requirements, 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 a U.S. Allopathic or Osteopathic School of Medicine
Eligible for a Pennsylvania Medical Training License

Additional information is available by emailing:

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


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