The service responsibilities of the residency program are high. Nearly 4,000 surgical procedures are performed, and over 21,000 outpatient Orthopaedic Clinic visits are handled by the Department each year. The structure of the clinic and service rotations provides an optimum environment for learning and the delivery of high quality orthopaedic care.
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.