St. John Providence

Orthopedic Surgery Residency

St. John Providence Orthopedic Surgery Residency Curriculum

PGY-1

  • 6 months Orthopedic Surgery
  • 1 month General Surgery
  • 1 month Plastic Surgery
  • 1 month Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • 1 month Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 1 month Emergency Medicine
  • 1 month Internal Medicine
  • ATLS training (paid by hospital)

PGY-3
  • Joints - St. John Providence Southfield & Providence Park
  • Trauma - St. John Hospital & Medical Center
  • Hand - Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
  • Pediatrics - DMC Children's Hospital
  • Elective*
  • Industry sponsored subspecialty courses 


PGY-5
  • Trauma - St. John Hospital & Medical Center
  • General Orthopedics - St. John Oakland
  • Elective*
  • AOAO and AAOS National Conferences


PGY-2

  • General Orthopedics - St John Oakland 
  • Trauma - St. John Hospital & Medical Center
  • Spine - St. John Providence Southfield and Providence Park
  • Joints - St. John Providence Southfield and Providence Park
  • Resident Arthroplasty Course sponsored by Depuy Synthes
  • AO Basic Trauma Course
  • Cadaveric Courses sponsored by Michigan State University



PGY-4
  • Foot and Ankle - Beaumont Hospital 
  • Trauma - St. John Hospital & Medical Center
  • General Orthopedics
  • Elective*
  • AO Advanced Trauma Course



*Elective months are used for Sports Medicine, Ortho Oncology, Research, or additional subspecialty training.
-There are no out-of-state rotations. Everything is located within the Greater Detroit Region.


Scholarly Research 


  • Each resident is required to engage in scholarly research with subsequent publication.
  • Currently, every resident in our program is involved in various Orthopedic research projects.


Orthopedic In Training Exam (OITE)


  • Every year in early November our program sits for the Orthopedic In-Training Exam. We score consistently well, with many residents scoring in the upper percentiles.

Courses and Conferences


See the Education page.

Resident Benefits


  • Yearly stipend to cover the cost of textbooks, computer, and other non-required courses and conferences.
  • Yearly food stipend for all St. John Hospitals.
  • Personalized lead apron, leaded glasses, and loupes covered by the hospital.
  • Competitive salary, paid time off, and other benefits.

ACMGE Accreditation


We are currently in the continued pre-accreditation process. This means that during the initial accreditation review, the ACGME required certain changes to be made and that our program re-submit paperwork. Accreditation approval is pending certain changes our program is currently undertaking. We fully expect to make the appropriate adjustments. Other AOA programs are in continued pre-accreditation. It means that we are further along in the process and closer to ACGME accreditation.