The residency program in Orthopedic Surgery is part of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties orthopedic program. King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (Gen. Org.) is one of the six (6) major hospitals in the Kingdom, and senior residents (R3, R4, and R5) rotate in the Hospital. Residents are involved in patient care at the inpatient and outpatient areas. They cover the Emergency Department and assist the staff in the operating rooms. The residents are exposed to very complex cases in pediatric spine, joint replacements, and bone oncology. They attend sarcoma, multidisciplinary, spina bifida, spasticity, hemophiliac, and osteoporosis clinics. The residents are exposed to a variety of tertiary cases which cannot be seen in other hospitals.
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (Gen. Org.) is the only center for musculoskeletal tumors, adult and pediatric spines, joint revisions, hemophilia, spasticity cases and obstetric brachial plexus injury. The program offers daily teaching and bedside physical sign demonstration, patient safety practices guidance, and orientation to policies about informed consent (site markings, objectives and rationale for surgery, outcome of surgery and information about possible postoperative complications). The department conducts daily clinical rounds, pathology, morbidity and mortality meetings, journal clubs and weekly grand rounds, and the trainees are actively involved in these.