Graduate Medical Education

October 19, 2016

Residency Program

The mission of the Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Residency Training Program is to develop each resident into a compassionate physician and an excellent orthopedic surgeon. We provide our residents unparalleled clinical and operative experiences, challenging didactic, and ample research opportunities. Our approach to graduate medical education is resident-centered. Rotations are arranged to provide a one-on-one experience between the resident and the attending, working side-by-side. Our residents will leave the program ready to step into their careers and well-prepared to meet the challenges they will face in their practices.


Our American Osteopathic Association accredited five-year program is in its fourth program year. We currently have 15 residents. Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital has recently applied to become accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in 2018. We participate in the National Residency Matching Program, and will be accepting 3 interns for the 2019-2020 program year. Our interviews are a two day process: Friday Night Meet & Greet with faculty and Saturday two-part interview, tour of the facility and a chance to talk with our current residents. Interview dates are scheduled for December 7-8, 2018.


Residents spend the majority of their time at Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital as well as the Hughston Clinic, and the Hughston Surgical Center.


Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital is an excellent place to complete your residency training. We invite you to learn more about our outstanding training program and encourage you to ask questions or discuss the program with our current residents.




Quick Facts

  • + Located in Phenix City, AL just across the river from Columbus, GA
  • + Physician owned hospital
  • + Dr. Jack Hughston was a pioneer in Orthopedic Surgery and a founder of Sports Medicine
  • + Fellowship trained faculty
  • + World renowned physicians who specialize in the following practice areas: spine, hand, adult recon, foot & ankle, sports medicine and trauma
  • + Average procedures logged per resident per year is 500+
  • + Training per year:
      – PGY 1 ~ ATLS Course
      – PGY 2 ~ AO Basic Trauma Course – Basic Principles of Fracture Management
      – PGY 3 ~ Musculoskeletal Pathology Course (University of Florida)
      – PGY 4 ~ Attend AOAO Annual Meeting
      – PGY 5 ~ AAOS Board Review Course