Residency Program

Due to University of Michigan and national restrictions, we are unable to offer visiting student rotations this year. The only exception would be if students do not have a home orthopedic program. 

We are planning for our interviews to be conducted virtually this year in accordance with AOA/CORD guidance. Interview dates can be found here.

We would like communicate with those students interested in our program. If you would like to receive information from us during the application process or have questions, please email . Information will also be added to this website as things progress so please check back for updates.

Thank you so much for your interest in our program!

Residency here provides orthopaedic learning opportunities through surgical cases, clinic visits, conferences, grand rounds, simulation, intern curriculum, and journal clubs. Residents rotate at UM Main Hospital (our adult inpatient hospital), CS Mott Children’s Hospital (connected to Main Hospital), our outpatient surgery center at East Ann Arbor (a few minutes down the road), the Ann Arbor VA hospital (also down the road), and St Joseph Mercy Medical Center (10-minute drive) where they work with our colleagues in a private practice setting. Through these rotations our residents treat great patients with an amazing array of musculoskeletal problems - elderly folks, world class athletes, and the tiniest newborns. Some of our unique educational offerings include a leadership curriculum for all 4th year residents which includes a leadership day each year, a research curriculum for all 2nd year residents to teach research skills and help residents understand the orthopaedic surgery literature which culminates in senior thesis day at the end of 4th year, a quality and safety curriculum for the 3rd year residents to teach root cause analysis and other methods of care improvement, and a year round anatomy curriculum based on surgical approaches.

University of Michigan Orthopaedic Surgery has 8 residency slots per year and we are very proud of our residents and graduates. We have a great training program, and are constantly working to make it even better. We work hard to foster a supportive, diverse, safe learning environment, a close-knit residency group with outstanding camaraderie, and strong relationships between residents and attending surgeons. We pledge to graduate our residents as Leaders and Best in orthopaedics

Please explore our website more and Go Blue!