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School of Medicine Columbia


Our educational initiatives with our M.D. students, residents and fellows is at the heart of what we do on a daily basis. Fostering and educating the next generation of health care providers for our state and beyond is a part of the SOMC's and our missions.

M.D. Students

All M.D. students completing their M-III and M-IV years in Columbia will have the opportunity to complete an orthopedic surgery clerkship as an elective during their third year during a two-week period, or as one of multiple four-week electives during the fourth year rotations. M-III students will also get exposed to the practice during the eight-week surgery clerkship. Further information regarding the M.D. clerkship program can be found on the M.D. Program curriculum page.


Orthopedic Surgery Residency

Prisma Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia annually offer four fully accredited five-year orthopedic surgery residency program positions.

Located in Columbia, South Carolina, our program boasts technically superior medical expertise along with a commitment to compassion and attention to detail. Orthopedic rotations include eight major subspecialties, each represented by no fewer than two faculty members. Rotations are based primarily at Prisma Health Richland Hospital and Prisma Health Orthopedics.

Rotations include orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics, upper extremity, sports medicine, spine, adult reconstruction, foot and ankle and general orthopedics.

Athletic Training Residency

Our CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Residency Program at Prisma Health Orthopedics is designed to help athletic trainers expand their knowledge and diagnosis skills in musculoskeletal evaluation.

We aim for our residents to further their awareness in all aspects of sports medicine and to be able to work in a variety of clinical, surgical, research and educational settings. We are one of seven programs in the country accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)Opens in a new window.

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