Ascension Macomb-Oakland

Orthopedic Surgery Residency


Program Education

Protected program education is via video conference from our three major sites: St. John Hospital and St. John Providence Southfield and Park. Starting at 7:00am, we have resident & attending lectures followed by OITE based questions. Lectures are based on our year long comprehensive curriculum.

Trauma Conference

For those residents on our trauma service, Thursday mornings from 7:15-8:15am  attend x-ray conference. Cases from the previous week and upcoming cases are reviewed. Educational discussions are led by our fellowship trained trauma attendings. Journal articles may be discussed as well.

Joints/Sports Conference

For those residents on our joints and sports orthopedic service, Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:30 we have interesting cases conference where residents present various cases from any service previously attended. The purpose is to discuss various orthopedic pathologies and treatments. This is led by the attending surgeons. We also have joint conference with the radiology residents once per month to review orthopedic imaging.

Anatomy Lab

During the Summer, we meet as a program to study musculoskeletal anatomy. One portion being gross anatomy and the other being surgical approaches. The lab is run by the second year residents who, along with our Interns, present the relevant anatomy.  Attendings and senior residents add valuable clinical information to the group discussion.

Orthopedic Surgery Educational Conference (COGMET)

Every month all residents are required to participate for the COGMET conference hosted by MSU. Well recognized lecturers in their respective fields are chosen from around the country to give lectures regarding a particular topic in orthopedics. 

Bi-Monthly Journal Clubs

Journal clubs are an important time to discuss recent developments in orthopedic surgery. They are also a time to learn how to think critically about evidence based medicine. We have regular journal clubs focused around a specific topic such as trauma or pediatrics. Its also a great time to hear the thoughts and opinions of our seasoned attending surgeons. (On hold due to Covid)

Subspecialty Conferences

Throughout the year we have the opportunity to attend various local subspecialty conferences. These are a great opportunity to learn from some of the top orthopedic surgeons in their respective fields. It is also a good opportunity to network, meet residents in other programs, and have a chance to speak leading researchers.

Arthroscopy Cadaver Labs

We are fortunate to be located near an Arthrex facility with cadaver lab capabilities.  We have the opportunity to visit the lab, learn to use various Arthrex equipment, and practice surgical approaches. Our fellowship trained sports surgeons attend and provide valuable education.

AO Trauma - Basic Principles of Fracture Management

The Basic Principles of Fracture Management Course is designed to provide the participant with a fundamental knowledge of operative treatment of fractures according to the AO principles. The course will cover the concepts of absolute and relative stability, as applied in context, of the soft tissue injury for each limb segment’s major fracture types. This course is the foundation for the AONA curriculum, which teaches the surgeon how to manage trauma and trauma reconstruction. -from AO Basic course description.

Deputy Synthes Future Leaders Arthroplasty Course

Our second year residents attend this course and learn the basics of total joint arthroplasty of the hip and knee.. This can be followed up later in residency with the advanced course.