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Welcome to Our Program

The Samaritan Health Services Orthopedic Surgery Residency is dedicated to training future orthopedic surgeons to immediately step into community-based practice.

Our residents are exposed to all areas of orthopedic surgery, allowing them to graduate and practice general orthopedics without fellowship training. Residents receive training at the Samaritan family of tertiary care and community-based hospitals, clinics and ambulatory surgery centers in the Willamette Valley. Oregon Health Sciences University, Legacy Emanuel Health and Hospital Center, and Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon collaborate with Samaritan to provide a depth of experience in the broad spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions that exist in patients of all ages.

Residents are given increasing levels of independence as they are taught to provide team-based care to patients in our community. We emphasize self-directed learning to provide the skills needed for life-long learning.

Orthopedic surgery is a rapidly changing field, and residents learn how to keep up with the ever expanding information. This includes an understanding of research methods and the basic science behind musculoskeletal care. At Samaritan Orthopedic Surgery Residency, we work alongside Samaritan clinicians as a whole to create orthopedic surgeons who are able to provide care to patients in the community using a team approach and continuing education.

Comprehensive Experience for Quality Patient Care

Our orthopedic surgery residency program prepares surgeons for successful careers by offering a comprehensive training experience. Residents receive training in all subspecialty areas of orthopedic surgery. Residents are involved in the clinics, hospital and the simulation lab. Our residents are encouraged to show leadership and participate in improving the program. Resident input is solicited and valued when making decisions about the training program. 

Our program is based at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, the largest tertiary care hospital within Samaritan Health Services. Residents rotate at outlying facilities in Portland to increase the breadth of their experience.

Orthopedic surgery residents at Samaritan have no fellows to compete with for operative experience. On most services, the resident works one-on-one with a faculty member.


Curriculum & Didactics

Our Orthopedic Surgery Resident Program features a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum with a wide spectrum of hands-on experience.

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Directors & Residents

Our residents are dedicated to osteopathic practices within primary skills.

Our faculty are mindful and attentive, providing comprehensive hands-on experiences and an excellent didactic program. We are fortunate to have a large group of committed and skilled surgeons dedicated to educating the next generation of orthopedic surgeons.

Post-Residency Fellowships

Following the orthopedic surgery residency, our residents have been accepted into fellowships across the U.S. in multiple orthopedic sub-specialties, including total joints, sports medicine, foot and ankle and pediatric orthopedics.

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What Our Residents Say

“It’s a new program, and I can be part of developing different aspects of a new program... All of the residents in the
orthopedic program who are all motivated and have the same goal in mind of learning as much as you
can about orthopedics.- Craig Gillis, DO