The Orthopedic Surgical Residency Program at Botsford Hospital is affiliated with the State Wide Campus System at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Residents participate in the COGMET program at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Monthly meetings with various orthopedic topics are held at MSU and attendance is required.
Orthopedic residents are exposed to a daily orthopedic educational series. The information covered within this series is presented in the morning, Monday through Friday, and ranges from journal clubs and lectures to text reviews and board preparation.
Residents attend the quarterly orthopedic department meetings and are encouraged to attend the meetings of the Detroit Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as well as the Michigan Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Journal clubs and specialty clubs are hosted by members of the Department as well as gold standard topics that are held at various times during the year.
First-year residents participate in an anatomy course held at Michigan State University in the first part of January. All residents are required to attend basic science lectures presented by COGMET. An on site skills lab is now available.
- The resident spends full time in orthopedic surgery except for elective rotations in an allied department and out-service rotations.
- The resident acts as first assistant in orthopedic cases assigned where applicable and records these first assists and also any second assists as required by the Department and the Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.
- He or she keeps a log in non-operative orthopedics in which he/she participates.
- He or she compiles a monthly summary of work done. Such records are to be available for review by the Department as required or requested in a timely manner. All logs are completed in accordance with the Academy of Orthopedic Requirements.
- Each resident participates in emergency call and the senior resident makes the call schedule and distributes it to Medical Education and department members, as well as being posted in the emergency room and orthopedic floor.
- Medical records are completed on a timely basis. Discharge summaries are done at the time of discharge whenever possible.
- The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics requires residents attend one of the annual meetings during their residency program.
- Residents participate in pre- and post-op care of all patients on the orthopedic service.
- Residents assist in instructing interns and medical students on the orthopedic service including preparation of presentations for the department and insuring that rotating students are exposed to the subjects outlined in their college study program.
- Casting and taping clinics are also presented to the house staff.
- The resident is responsible for insuring completeness of hospital records on all patients on the orthopedic service.
- The resident makes daily rounds and keeps well informed regarding the status of all patients on the orthopedic service.
- The resident consults the responsible orthopedic physician regarding therapeutic decisions. 14. The resident is knowledgeable in the proper application for orthopedic appliances and maintenance of these appliances.
- The resident is responsible for other duties as the Department of Orthopedics, the Medical Education Department and the chief orthopedic resident determines from time to time.
- Fellowships of Program Grads:
- Joint Replacement
- Sports Medicine
- Foot & Ankle
- Trauma Surgery
- Hand & Upper Extremity
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Compliance with the work hours policy is strictly enforced.