About The Program

Each year the DMC program committee selects four residents from a pool of over 500 applications to participate in our fully-accredited five-year residency program. As we continue to build the Musculoskeletal Institute of Surgical Excellence, we are quickly becoming the premier location for orthopaedic care in the Detroit Metropolitan area. In addition, we offer several clinical sites for our orthopaedic rotations that enhance resident exposure to academic and community-based orthopaedics.

Clinical rotations last for a total of 60 months and include all major subspecialty areas of orthopaedic surgery. As the Detroit-area is historically considered a hallmark of orthopaedic advancement, our program carries a tradition of offering one of the finest educational experiences in the nation.

Clinical Rotations Include:

  • Trauma
  • Adult Reconstruction
  • Hand/ Upper Extremity
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

We provide both inpatient and outpatient experiences to our residents, and expose residents to operative and non-operative management of orthopaedic conditions. Our teaching faculty work closely with our residents and provide a level of mentorship that has become the cornerstone of the program.

Our clinical training is enhanced by interactive resident and attending-led didactics in all areas of musculoskeletal medicine, fracture care, basic sciences, and orthopaedic pathology. Our two-year curriculum, prepared by our seasoned residents and core faculty, allows the residents an opportunity to score well on their in-training exams and effectively place into the fellowships they pursue.

All residents are required to complete at least one clinical or basic-science research project to demonstrate scholarly activity. Book chapters, review articles, and other research may be pursued, however, completion of a project is mandatory.

Diversity Statement

The DMC-Providence Orthopaedic Residency Program is committed to supporting the goals of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in fostering diversity in orthopaedics. We aim to achieve this by training residents that:

  1. Understand and respond to diverse patient populations
  2. Practice culturally competent care
  3. Support efforts to diversify the profession and orthopaedic work force

As part of these efforts, our program is committed to training qualified women and minorities that are interested in orthopaedic surgery.