Orthotics & Prosthetics Residency


A resident speaks with an attending physician at the hospital.

The Michigan Medicine Orthotics and Prosthetics Center, a division of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has provided quality orthotic and prosthetic residencies since 1994. The resident gets a structured residency that allows progression at a comfortable level to build the skills required to become a confident and knowledgeable board-eligible clinician.

Our main facility is a large outpatient center with an onsite technical department. Residents also rotate through our 3 satellite offices. Michigan Medicine is a level one trauma center and teaching hospital affiliated with a nationally ranked medical school.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Opportunity to rotate and learn from 14 Certified Orthotists and Prosthetists and 4 Certified Pedorthists.
  • Individualized technical rotation with Certified Technicians.
  • Participation in specialty clinics with physicians and other allied health staff.
  • Support in developing your research project, with access to the University's Medical Library and resources.
  • Monthly monitoring of your progress to guide your residency experience.
  • 12 days vacation/sick package, 7 holidays, health insurance for resident, NCOPE fees paid by the University of Michigan.
  • A chance to spend a year in the great town of Ann Arbor, MI.

Residency begins July 1. Two orthotic and two prosthetic residents are chosen for each term. These are 12 month single discipline residencies.

Please click on the tabs on the left side of the page to learn about the Application process and Program Overview.

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