Our program provides a challenging, comprehensive educational and clinical experience for PAs. As a resident, you’ll receive specialty training to prepare you for a rewarding career in orthopaedic surgery.

Program Highlights

  • Help shape a new program established in 2022 by highly experienced leadership.
  • Shared experiences with orthopaedic surgeon residents in the Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group.
  • Attend rotations alongside MD residents, fellows, and PAs.
  • Receive training from a multidisciplinary cohort, including PAs, MDs, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, researchers, and other medical and surgical subspecialists.


Our residency program is thirteen months long, including one month of orientation. The program is based on six essential areas of orthoapedic surgery: trauma, total joint arthroplasty, hand and upper extremity, sports medicine, spine, and pediatrics. You will be part of the on-call team, with strong emphasis on managing trauma patients.

The didactic curriculum mirrors that of the physician resident. There will be lectures, labs, reading assignments, journal club discussions, and weekly check-ins with the program director through office hours. There will also be ongoing case presentations and discussions with attending physicians and medical staff.

Learn more about our curriculum.


You will rotate through our Medical Center (a Level 1 Trauma Center), Children’s Hospital, East Campus medical center, and Faculty Medical Group facilities.


Research opportunities are available for those who are interested.

portrait of Dr. Riedel
portrait of Dr. Riedel
“Through our residency program, you will push your limits and reach a potential far beyond your expectations. You will begin to think and function similar to an orthopaedic surgeon.”