Memorial University of Newfoundland – Orthopedic Surgery – St. John’s
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Dr. Keegan Au

Program Administrator

Carol Hedd

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Memorial University of Newfoundland – Orthopedic Surgery – St. John’s

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Our program offers excellent exposure to the core areas of Orthopedic Surgery with a focus on early surgical experience and our trainees are known for their technical skill. Our setting is beautiful St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, with next-door access to world-class hiking and some of the country’s friendliest people.
Hospitals can be intimidating places to work for a new resident. At Memorial University of Newfoundland, the warm St. John’s attitude can quickly translate into good working relationships in the OR, on the ward and in the ER.
Our program, by its small nature, has a tight-knit community. Residents often socialize together, do recreational sports or take trips “around the bay” together.
St. John’s is a vibrant and global city. World-class hiking (East Coast Trail) is available just ten minutes from the hospital. Residents are often involved in rec hockey leagues and disc sports. Our restaurant scene is excellent and of course, there is the legendary George Street nightlife.
With a small number of residents and staff, we take an interest in each other’s lives outside of the hospital. Monitoring each other’s physical and mental health is part of our ongoing work life. We added two new ortho babies to the family in 2021!
Emerging from Covid presents opportunities and challenges for our programs. We look forward to the evolution of orthopedic care in NL as the province deals with high demands for care as the population ages. Also, we’re looking forward to conferences and courses away!
Our program offers excellent exposure to the core areas of Orthopedic Surgery with a focus on early surgical experience and our trainees are known for their technical skill. Our setting is beautiful St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, with next-door access to world-class hiking and some of the country’s friendliest people.

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