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Orthopaedic rotation

Medical student elective rotation in Orthopaedics

To better familiarize medical students with the field of orthopaedic surgery, as well as resident life at the Beaumont Health-Royal Oak, medical students are invited to apply for a 4-week elective rotation. Students will be assigned an orthopaedic surgical subspecialty and work closely with an assigned faculty mentor and senior orthopaedic resident. Students will only rotate through the Beaumont Royal Oak Hospital campus and are not expected to travel to other clinical facilities. Through the rotation, medical students will be:

  • Provided with a rigorous, hands-on operative experience.
  • See patients in the Beaumont Orthopedic Institute – resident teaching clinic.
  • Attend daily morning didactics and conference.
  • Take (1) 12-hour Friday evening call and (1) 24-hour Saturday call.
  • Present a 10-minute lecture at the end of the rotation.

Visiting medical students may apply for the Beaumont Orthopaedic away rotation through the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service.

Orthopaedic Residency Application Process

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers eight first-year positions through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All applications are to be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Completed applications are to include:

  • photograph
  • personal statement
  • medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE) or equivalent letters
  • medical School Transcript
  • 3-4 letters of recommendation
    • AOA Standardized Letter of Recommendation are encouraged and should be uploaded as a single document along with the letters of recommendation
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 1 score/report

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