Residency Program

For medical students interested in rotating with us: The VSAS system opens up on April 15th for rotations beginning in August. See here for more info. We look forward to working with you soon!

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Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome to the University of Michigan Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program.

At the University of Michigan and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, we are dedicated to training the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons. Our program provides a comprehensive, balanced experience in all sub-specialties and provides time with both academic and private practice faculty. Our 40 residents rotate at an academic medical center, a dedicated pediatric hospital, a busy VA hospital, and a large community-based hospital, all within 10 minutes of downtown Ann Arbor. Resident education is a major focus of our department with a favorable ratio of residents to fellows. The program’s leadership is devoted to ensuring all residents receive the best educational experience possible. Research opportunities are numerous as our department ranks within the top 10 orthopaedic departments in NIH funding. Didactic teaching experiences allow our residents to learn core orthopaedic content and prepares them for OITE and ABOS testing. Further dedicated training in surgical skills, research basics, patient safety and quality, and leadership allow for a broad experience outside of the operating room. 

Our program is dedicated to promoting a culture of exceptional patient care, hard work and support for one another. We promote wellness for our residents and adhere to ACGME guidelines for work hours. We are committed to the mission of diversity, equity and inclusion so that we can thrive as a team and provide the best care to the diverse patient population we serve.

Please explore our website and email us if you have further questions.

Why Consider University of Michigan Orthopaedic Surgery?

  • Comprehensive representation of all sub-specialties
  • Dedicated team of faculty and resident leaders committed to resident education
  • Clinical experiences with academic and private practice faculty
  • Thorough didactic experience—83rd percentile nationally for the OITE in 2019
  • Competitive fellowship match in all subspecialty areas
  • Dedicated research curriculum with numerus opportunities for funding and projects
  • Team coverage for many University of Michigan teams
  • Rotate at three Level-1 trauma centers—University Hospital, St Joe’s and Mott Children’s Hospital
  • Dedicated Intern boot camp and skills month
  • Departmental focus on diversity, equity and inclusion with strong resident involvement
  • Live in an exuberant community with numerus cultural and outdoor activities and low cost of living

Learn more about our application process.