Medical Students

Prospective Residents

Dr. Kerellos Nasr is our appointed Medical Student Coordinator and will be meeting with visiting students regarding their application as they rotate through the DMC. He will kindly request your CV and board scores, and be a point of contact throughout your rotation.

Our away rotation offers a full educational experience and workload similar to that of a first-year resident. Students will gain insight into the Orthopaedic residency program at DMC and have the opportunity to rotate through various orthopaedic subspecialties.

Students participate in daily morning inpatient rounds followed by outpatient clinics or operative cases. Individual or group discussions are conducted daily with attending staff and residents. Students are encouraged to attend grand rounds, journal clubs, and interact with residents outside of the hospital setting.

We encourage anyone with a passion for orthopaedic surgery who is in their last year of medical school to submit an application for an opportunity to rotate with us in our hospitals and meet our residents and faculty. As this is a highly competitive program, it is advised you have a higher than average USMLE Step 1 score for consideration.


The Detroit Medical Center Orthopaedic Department aims to provide students with a diverse and rewarding experience. The curriculum is designed as a one month/4-week program. Students will be able to select two from the following 2-week rotations:

  • Trauma at Detroit Receiving Hospital – Detroit Medical Center (DMC)
  • Adult Reconstruction/Arthroplasty at the Cardiovascular Institute – Detroit Medical Center (DMC)
  • Sports Medicine at Huron Valley Hospital – Detroit Medical Center (DMC)
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Detroit Medical Center (DMC)

Along with their daily rotation shifts, every student will be required to complete the following:

  • 2 weekend call shifts
  • 1 weeknight shift per week.
  • An interesting case presentation

To apply for an away rotation at the DMC Orthopaedic Residency program, please do one of the following:

Option 1 – Please click on link below to complete application for consideration of an orthopaedic rotation:

Option 2 – Apply through VSAS by searching for the elective titled “Wayne State SOM – Orthopaedic Surgery.”

Dr. Kerellos Nasr, MD

Assistant Professor
Medical Student Director

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery – Trauma

Clinic Location:

DMC Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine – Heart Hospital
311 Mack Ave, 5th Floor
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 313-832-0500

Click here for more information about Dr. Nasr on the DMC Medical Group website.

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Dr. Kerellos Nasr, MD