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Resident Responsibilities

The Orthopaedic Surgical Residency Program at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills 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 orthopaedic topics are held at MSU and attendance is required.

Orthopaedic residents are exposed to a daily orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic department meetings and are encouraged to attend the meetings of the Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as the Michigan Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedic 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 available.

Further responsibilities of residents

  • The resident spends full time in orthopaedic surgery except for elective rotations in an allied department and out-service rotations.
  • The resident acts as first assistant in orthopaedic cases assigned where applicable and records these first assists and also any second assists as required by the Department and the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • He or she keeps a log in non-operative orthopaedics 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 Orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic 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 Orthopaedics 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 orthopaedic service.
  • Residents assist in instructing interns and medical students on the orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic service.
  • The resident makes daily rounds and keeps well informed regarding the status of all patients on the orthopaedic service.
  • The resident consults the responsible orthopaedic physician regarding therapeutic decisions. The resident is knowledgeable in the proper application for orthopaedic appliances and maintenance of these appliances.
  • The resident is responsible for other duties as the Department of Orthopaedics, the Medical Education Department and the chief orthopaedic resident determines from time to time.

Fellowships of program grads

  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Spine
  • Hand
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Hand & Upper Extremity
  • Reconstructive Surgery

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