Joseph C Finch, D.O.
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons on Staff: 13
AOA Approved Positions: 16
Board Pass Rate: 100%
The Orthopedic Surgical Residency Program at Botsford Hospital is a five-year program that encompasses general orthopedics. Residents are exposed to multiple facets of general orthopedics including musculoskeletal trauma, total joint replacement arthroplasty, hand surgery, arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, spine surgery, foot and ankle surgery and pediatric orthopedics.
This residency program provides surgical experience to develop proficiency in operative and non-operative orthopedics. The goal is to prepare residents to practice orthopedic surgery at the end of the residency and be prepared for the certification examination by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
The training program is divided into several clinical services, which include surgical services, emergency room service and office orthopedics. Exposure to sports medicine through the Botsford Wellness Complex as well as affiliations with major local high schools is available.
Orthopedic residents are encouraged to pursue and publish research papers on topics pertaining to musculoskeletal injury or diseases, in addition to an annual mandatory resident paper, except for the first year. A poster presentation may be submitted during one year in lieu of a paper.
Botsford Hospital allows 12 months for elective rotations that can provide further subspecialty orthopedic training, if approved by the Director of Medical Education and the Orthopedic Residency Director. The resident is responsible for completing logs and segregated total on any outside rotation. This insures that the surrogate trainer provides Botsford Hospital and the Department with an evaluation following his/her rotation. There are no outside rotations during the last six months of residency training. This is in accordance with the basic standards of American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
Botsford's residency functions according to the rules and regulations of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the AOA, Botsford Hospital and its Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
Resident Call Schedule: 6 nights per month
Affiliations and Outside Rotations: Tampa General Hospital, Florida, Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital, Beaumont and Indiana University Medical Center.
Orthopedic Surgery is planning to submit their ACGME application in July 2015 under the Single Accreditation System agreement. Once the application is submitted, the program will receive pre-accreditation status and a site visit will be scheduled. Once the site visit is over and the ACGME Residency Committee for Orthopedic Surgery has met, an accreditation decision will be made. Botsford’s Orthopedic Surgery program is committed to meeting program requirements, as specified by the ACGME, to ensure accreditation is granted.
Brian Blackburn, D.O.
Josh Rollins, D.O.