A Letter of Welcome!

Dr. Marc Trzeciak Program Director

Dr. Marc Trzeciak
Program Director

I am pleased to be the founding director of our AOAO-accredited Orthopedic Surgery residency, affiliated with Midwestern University/AZCOM. Currently we are in pre accreditation status with the ACGME and had our site inspection in July 2016. We await the decision of the Residency Review Committee.

I have been in medical education my entire career. Joining VOSR in 2012 was the culmination of the experience gained during my academic career. It allowed me to implement my educational ideas and continue my clinical teaching experience. In October of 2016, I was the recipient of the prestigious Morton J. Morris, DO Award presented by the AOAO for my contribution to medical education. As a Trauma and Hand Reconstructive Orthopedic surgeon, I understand that rigorous training is necessary to your professional success. I am confident that we offer a great set of faculty and fantastic facilities, with a wide range of surgical pathology, to meet all of your training requirements. So far our educational experience success speaks for itself- our program scores in the 98th percentile nationwide on the Orthopedic In-Training Exam compared to both allopathic and osteopathic programs.

Your training includes clinical placement in an ACS-certified Level-II Trauma Center, with a significant amount of orthopedic injuries, robust arthroscopic practice and complete state-of-the art surgical services, including neurosurgery and spine. Pediatric orthopedic training is acquired from extensive rotations at Valley Children's Healthcare. The six month rotation (two three month blocks) covers the requirements of both the AOBOS and ABOS board certification exams.

Finally, the beautiful surroundings in Northern California make this a premier location for your residency training. Thanks for taking a look at what we offer; I think you will be impressed!