Clinical sites

Ocala Regional Medical Center

Ocala Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is a 222 bed medical center and a verified Level II Trauma Center that will serve as the primary teaching site for this program. Dr. James McFadden and affiliated faculty will oversee all resident rotations, electives, and research at ORMC. Dr. McFadden will coordinate and communicate with the Site Directors regarding ORMC residents rotating at any of the sites included in the Orthopaedic Surgery program: West Marion Community Hospital (Integrated Site - Ocala, FL), North Florida Regional Medical Center (Integrated Site - Gainesville, FL), Nemours Children’s Hospital (Orlando, FL), and The Center for Orthopaedic Innovations. The program has all of the required medical and surgical specialties as well as support services to make teaching and learning at these sites ideal. State of the art equipment and a diverse patient population will allow residents to gain clinical experience to ultimately practice independently.

West Marion Community Hospital

West Marion Community Hospital is a 138-bed sister hospital to the program's primary training location (Ocala Regional Medical Center). West Marion Community Hospital opened in 2002 to meet the healthcare needs of the growing population of West Marion County featuring all private rooms and offers a full-service Emergency Department and Quick Care, as well as Marion County’s only inpatient Joint Care Center. Medical services include general surgery, bariatric surgery, orthopedic surgery, radiological services and a variety of outpatient services. The educational experience at this site will include faculty supervision appropriate to the PGY-level to which they precept. The volume and variety of procedures available for the residents to assist with are a compliment to the primary training site location, allowing the residents beneficial experience to additional varied procedures.

North Florida Regional Medical Center

North Florida Regional Medical Center (NFRMC) is a 445-bed, full-service medical and surgical acute care center serving North Central Florida and offering comprehensive cardiovascular care, oncology, orthopedics, neurosciences, minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, weight loss surgery, wound therapy and many other services. NFRMC is fully accredited, is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Quality Top Performer by The Joint Commission, is an accredited Chest Pain Center, is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery and Bariatric Surgery, and earned a position in Truven Health's Top 100 Hospitals in 2017. NFRMC is the ideal choice as an integrated training site for orthopaedic surgery residency training.

Case variety and volumes guarantee excellent clinical experience. While at NFRMC, residents will be supervised by board-certified teaching faculty at a level appropriate to the PGY-level, and as determined by the program director in conjunction with the supervising faculty's observation/assessment.

Nemours Children’s Hospital - Orlando

Nemours Children’s Hospital is a 100-bed pediatric hospital. The Orthopaedic Surgery Department is composed of an outstanding faculty that has trained and practiced in the most prestigious children’s hospital in the country. All faculty members are board certified in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. The Anesthesiology Department is the first department to complete training in TeamSTEPPS National safety program, has outstanding outcomes and is very engaged in leading clinical and pediatric pain research. Many of the Faculty are frequent presenters at national and international scientific meetings.

The Center for Orthopaedic Innovations

The Center for Orthopaedic Innovations

Curriculum sample schedule and rotations
(Ortho rotations are by calendar month)


Rotation Duration
Pediatric orthopaedics 2 months
Neuro ICU 1 month
Orthopaedic trauma 2 months
General surgery 1 month
Radiology 1 month
Anesthesia 1 month
Vascular surgery 1 month
Plastics/burn 1 month
General orthopaedics 2 months


Rotation Duration
General orthopaedics 4 months
Orthopaedic trauma 2 months
Pediatric orthopaedics 2 months
Sports medicine 4 months


Rotation Duration
Foot and ankle 4 months
Spine 4 months
Hand and upper extremities 4 months


Rotation Duration
Orthopaedic trauma 4 months
Adult reconstruction 4 months
Orthopaedic oncology 4 months


Rotation Duration
Pediatric orthopaedics 2 months
General orthopaedics 4 months
Hand and upper extremities 4 months
Advanced clinical experience 2 months

Educational program includes:

  • Didactic lecture series
  • Written exam preparation
  • Applied exam preparation ground rounds
    • Mock oral
    • Mock OSCE
  • Simulation sessions
  • Conference series
    • Grand rounds
    • Dept/quality assurance meeting
    • Journal club
    • Case presentation
    • Dept/M & M, Mortality and Morbidity


The Research model is based on a “Public Health” approach, focusing on the whole admission/procedure/post-procedure care and will be supported by the wealth of resources of the HCA system. Outcomes-related research will be emphasized both in the in-patient area and in the clinics.