Clinical rotations are completed at University Hospital, Mott Hospital, Ann Arbor VA and St Joseph Mercy Hospital, all of which are in Ann Arbor. We also run multiple ambulatory surgery centers around the Ann Arbor area. No one location is more than a 30 minute drive from University Hospital. All subspecialties other than pediatric orthopedics and orthopedic oncology are represented at St Joseph Mercy Hospital.
Structure of Rotations
Our intern year is designed to provide first-year residents with the foundation they will need to become orthopedic surgeons. Rotations provide early exposure to orthopedic subspecialties while working alongside more senior residents. Organizational and interpersonal skills are developed along with significant knowledge and experience growth within orthopedic surgery. Experience in non-orthopedic patient care is gained by completing five off-service rotations. Intern rotations are 1-month in length. The orthopedic rotations include trauma, foot and ankle, spine, sports, and night float at UH, and a month on one of the St Joe’s orthopedic services. The interns also participate in a dedicated orthopedic skills month. The remaining five months include rotations in vascular surgery, pediatric general surgery, Trauma-Burn ICU, and microvascular plastic surgery at UH, as well as SICU at St Joe’s.
PGY-2 through PGY-5 years
Rotations during the PGY-2 through PGY-5 years are two months in length and span multiple practice locations and types. Residents are able to tailor their time in such a way to allow for a broad experience in all areas of orthopedics while focusing on certain subspecialty areas to build on career-focused goals.