Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
The Harbor-UCLA Orthopaedic Residency Training Program provides a balance of early hands-on surgical exposure, faculty supervision, didactic teaching, and wealth of Orthopaedic pathology. This balance fosters the early development of high level clinical decision making skills and a high level of confidence that naturally arises from a rich training environment.
The Harbor-UCLA Orthopaedic Residency Training Program is known for its balance of surgical volume, operative experience, didactic teaching, clinical supervision, and early emphasis on clinical decision-making and continuity of care. Despite the physical and mental rigors of a demanding training program, Harbor residents are distinguished as being happy—enjoying a camaraderie and esprit de corps among residents and faculty that is almost unique among surgical training programs. The high spirit of fellowship among residents and teaching staff provides a healthy and productive work environment in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The Academic Staff derives the greatest satisfaction not just from teaching, but specifically from teaching at Harbor.