Ascension Macomb-Oakland

Orthopedic Surgery Residency

Information for Students

What to expect on your rotation:

Students will also have the opportunity to visit our main trauma hospital, St John Medical Center, which is a level one trauma center. You will have the chance to cover cases with Dr. Best, our Program Director, and Dr. Afsari. Cases range from community type hip fractures to open pelvic fractures and gunshot wounds. This is a great experience. You will also attend Dr. Best's clinic.

Auditioning students will also be asked to accompany our residents on the joints/sports service at St. John Providence Southfield and St. John Providence Park. This is a very busy service averaging 40-60 cases per month with a distribution of 60% arthroplasty, 25% sports and 15% general trauma cases.

We spread students out across the different campuses so they have a chance to spend time with our Program Director, experience the various hospitals we cover, have a chance to meet more of the residents, and see a variety of cases. This will give you a great overview of our program. 

Also, auditions are highly recommended in order to be considered for an interview.

Medical Student Rotation Information

Must have a COMLEX of 550 or greater to apply for a rotation.

Marcie Hamilton 


Medical Student Coordinator

Ascension Macomb-Oakland


Please contact Marcie to request a rotation.

Also, fill out the form below.

For questions about the program not on the website, please email resident.

Thank you for contacting us. We will contact you with information regarding your rotation as soon as possible.
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