WellSpan Medical Education

WellSpan York Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program

Following the tradition of excellence in medical education, WellSpan York Hospital has been home to an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency since July 2013. In April 2019, the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program achieved ACGME Initial Accreditation, a milestone in the program's history.  

The WellSpan York Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Residency had previously been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and is a member of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine OPTI.

At the conclusion of the academic year, the Orthopedic intern will gain credit for an Osteopathic internship as well as the first Post Graduate Year of the residency.  The Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program is currently in ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduae Medical Education) Initial Accreditation status.


The mission of the WellSpan York Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery training program is to provide residents with comprehensive, structured, cognitive, and clinical education that will enable them to become competent, proficient, and professional osteopathic Orthopaedic surgeons.

The scope of training and objectives of the residency are as follows:


  • Devoted to the care of the orthopaedic patient
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Adult and pediatric trauma and fracture management
  • Subspecialty exposure to spine, hand, foot and ankle, and sports medicine


Following both the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) guidelines  and the American Osteopathic Association Basic Standards , the Orthopaedic Surgery residency program will provide residents with the skills to become compassionate, proficient, and professional orthopaedic surgery physicians. Residents will achieve all core competencies including:

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-Based Practice
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Osteopathic Philosophy and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine


Graduate of an U.S. Allopathic or Osteopathic School of Medicine
Eligible for a Pennsylvania Medical Training License

Additional information is available by emailing:

Laurel Lewis-Markle
Senior Orthopedic Residency and Fellowship Coordinator
1001 South George Street
P O Box 15198
York, PA 17405-7198

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