Welcome to Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Michigan

Orthopaedic Interns, Class of 2023

Thank you so much for your interest in our residency program!

University of Michigan Orthopaedic Surgery has 8 residency slots per year and we are very proud of our residents and graduates. We have a great training program, and are constantly working to make it even better. We work hard to foster a supportive, diverse, safe learning environment, a close-knit residency group with outstanding camaraderie, and strong relationships between residents and attending surgeons. We pledge to graduate our residents as Leaders and Best in orthopaedics.

Michelle S. Caird, MD, Residency Program Director

Residency here provides orthopaedic learning opportunities through surgical cases, clinic visits, conferences, grand rounds, simulation, intern curriculum, and journal clubs. Residents rotate at UM Main Hospital (our adult inpatient hospital), CS Mott Children’s Hospital (connected to Main Hospital), our outpatient surgery center at East Ann Arbor (a few minutes down the road), the Ann Arbor VA hospital (also down the road), and St Joseph Mercy Medical Center (10-minute drive) where they work with our colleagues in a private practice setting. Through these rotations our residents treat great patients with an amazing array of musculoskeletal problems - elderly folks, world class athletes, and the tiniest newborns. Some of our unique educational offerings include a leadership curriculum for all 4th year residents which includes a leadership day each year, a research curriculum for all 2nd year residents to teach research skills and help residents understand the orthopaedic surgery literature which culminates in senior thesis day at the end of 4th year, a quality and safety curriculum for the 3rd year residents to teach root cause analysis and other methods of care improvement, and a year round anatomy curriculum based on surgical approaches.

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Michelle S. Caird, MD