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Orthopedic Surgery Residency

This five year residency is designed to focus on basic physiological and biological principles of current orthopedic surgery. Residents will receive advanced, progressive training to help develop clinical knowledge, surgical judgment and technical skills.

This program generally accepts 3 residents per year. To apply for a PGYI position, you must complete the ERAS application.

First Year
  • Under supervision, performs work-ups on emergency room, clinic and physician office patients.
  • Assist in major operations, and under supervision, perform minor surgical procedures.
  • Perform closed reductions of common fractures.
  • Develop early skills in application of appropriate immobilization devices.
  • As technical skills, knowledge and clinical acumen improve, resident responsibilities will expand.
Year Two
  • Opportunity to improve surgical techniques.
  • Exposure to a variety of experiences in major surgical operative procedures.
  • Under supervision, increased involvement in management of complex emergency orthopedic procedures.
  • Attendance at local and national scientific meetings where residents are encouraged to present research papers.
Year Three
  • Series of elective, off-site rotations with special emphasis on
  • Three month rotation in hand surgery
  • Three months in pediatric orthopedic surgery
  • Remaining six months spent in subspecialties within the resident’s special interest areas.
Final Year/Senior Resident
  • Handle daily functions of the Orthopedics Department with supervision.
  • Expected to schedule conferences, manage clinics and on-call schedules, make resident assignments and teach.
  • Will consult with junior residents, medical students and attending physicians from other departments.
  • Will have greater selection of the major surgical procedures performed resulting in more time to devote to precise development of surgical skills.
  • Training geared toward preparation of American College of Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgeons examination with periodic oral and written quizzes.
  • Basic science training, weekly conferences in surgical pathology and physiology, critical care rounds, clinical pathology conferences, bedside rounds, lectures and journal clubs.
  • Rotating call schedule for emergency orthopedic patients and trauma evaluations.
Genesys is a founding member and training site in the Statewide Campus System (SCS) of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Our affiliated residencies include Emergency Medicine, ENT, Family Practice, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn and Orthopedic Surgery. SCS is a partnership of 20 major teaching hospitals and Michigan State University that offers all the benefits and advantages of a nationally recognized university combined with the opportunity for hands-on clinical training. SCS enhances the diversity of clinical experience and strengthens the organization and planning for residency programs.

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