Extracurricular Activities

Smith Open

residents at smith open 2017

As a part of the annual graduation week, the department sponsors a golf outing for all residents, faculty and selected staff. This day is a great time to get out and have fun together. Awards are given for the longest drive, longest putt and closest chip to the pin.


Third, fourth, and fifth year residents in good standing are permitted to earn extra money by moonlighting at local area hospitals. All moonlighting activity requires prior approval of the Program Director and must be reported to the Program Director, who may revoke this privilege for concerns over resident performance or excessive fatigue.

Residency Graduation

Department Chair, Dr. James Carpenter, with our 2017 Graduates

Before our residents embark upon their new journeys, we send them off in style with food, drinks, and laughter during the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Graduation Dinner. 

Sports Team Coverage

Residents in the 3rd, 4th and 5th years are responsible for covering the University athletic team events. This includes sports such as varsity football, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, baseball and women's softball, gymnastics and wrestling. Additionally, NCAA events held at the University and other US Team events are covered. Finally, there is an opportunity to cover regional high school football. The PGY5 residents are given season tickets to the Michigan football games. The chief of the Sports medicine service has the responsibility and opportunity to be on the sidelines for home games for the varsity football team. In all of these events, the resident should be ready to assist the trainers and team physicians with any acute injuries.