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Mobile, Ala. (November 28, 2006)
Contact: Karen Presley, (251) 461-1509

USA Orthopedic Residency Program Receives Accreditation with High Marks

The University of South Alabama department of orthopaedic surgery residency training program was recently recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) with a 3-year accreditation with commendation. In addition to high marks, the program was notably free of citations, a rarity in the review process.
“This accreditation report affirms and reinforces what we have known, that we have a great program,” said Frederick N. Meyer, M.D., the program director. ”During the last five years, 100 percent of our graduates have passed the American Board of Othopaedic Surgery Part 1 examination on their first attempt.”
The USA orthopaedic residency program is a dynamic five-year curriculum that includes 12 months of non-orthopaedic education and four years of direct orthopaedic education. The progressive history, development, and growth of the USA department of orthopaedic surgery in addition to full accreditation by the ACGME, has made it one of the most competitive programs in the country.

The program boasts 10 residents throughout the multiple year levels of training. Each year, more than 200 people apply to USA’s orthopaedic surgery residency program. Thirty candidates are selected for personal interviews and through a complex process that includes comprehensive review and evaluation by current faculty members, only two are admitted into the program.
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Date last changed: November 28, 2006 4:42 PM