Orthotics & Prosthetics Residency

The University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center (UMOPC), a division of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has provided quality residencies for orthotic and prosthetic program graduates continuously since 1994. UMOPC offers a total of four residencies.  Orthotic and prosthetic residents attend to patients in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient. As a level-one trauma center, the diversity is exceptional, providing the resident with a scope and depth of experience that is rare. Experience is built on a foundation of the academic resources of the University of Michigan and an academically based and trained clinical staff.

Our residency program is an extension of one's education.  The resident gets a structured, comprehensive residency, that allows him/her to progress at a comfortable level to build the skills required to become a certified practitioner.

 Highlights of the program include:

Opportunity to rotate and learn from 14 certified orthotists and prosthetists and 5 certified pedorthists.

  • Opportunity to work at a large, outpatient facility with a complete, onsite technical department.
  • Work at a level one trauma center and teaching hospital, ranked #2 in Michigan and other high rankings Nationally (US News and World Report), and affiliated with a nationally ranked medical school.
  • Opportunity to participate in clinics with physicians and other allied health staff.
  • Support in developing your research project, access to the University's Medical Library and to Internet resources, and encouragement to present your project at an O&P meeting .
  • Opportunity to focus on personal areas of interest during your residency.
  • Monthly monitoring of progress of your residency to insure a comprehensive experience which results in a confident and knowledgeable board-eligible clinician.
  • 12 days vacation/sick package, 7 holidays, health insurance for resident (group rate for family), NCOPE fees paid by University of Michigan.
  • A chance to spend a year in a great town:  Ann Arbor. See why, click here.

Residency begins July 1st and end on the last Friday in June. Two orthotic and two prosthetic residents are chosen for each term.  We encourage applications from students seeking their first residency, and residents seeking their 2nd residency.

Applications for the 2020-2021 residency program will be accepted through OPRESCAS between 9/23/19 and 12/20/19.

Please note: all foreign applications are required to have World Education Services verification of educational equivalency prior to completing the application process

For further questions, please contact:

Megan Christ, MSPO, CPO
Residency Program Director 
University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center 
2850 S. Industrial Hwy, Suite 400 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 
Phone: 734-975-4387 (Dianna Martin)
Fax: 734-973-3124 
Email: mzachar@med.umich.edu