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Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Royal Oak & Taylor


PGY-1 schedule

The rotations during this year are designed to expose the resident to surgical and medical services which complement the orthopaedic education. These rotations include:

  • critical care service in SICU, where residents participate in direct care of critically ill patients
  • one month of general surgery trauma, which helps the resident develop evaluation and acute care skills for critically injured patients
  • additional rotations in:
    • vascular surgery
    • plastic surgery
    • MSK radiology
    • anesthesia
  • resident spends 6 months on the orthopaedic services (trauma, sports, hand) Which includes 1 month of night float
    • an introduction in evaluation and patient care in the Beaumont Orthopaedic Institute, surgery, and Emergency Center patient evaluation

PGY 2-5 schedule

During their PGY 2-5 training years, each resident is assigned to specific services

  • trauma
  • joint
  • pediatrics
  • sports
  • tumor
  • hand
  • foot/ankle
  • spine 

The residents obtain progressive responsibility from the PGY 2-5 year. Rotations for the services are not done in each year, but are broken up by level of training. In addition, the PGY 4 year includes a 1-month research block to initiate and/or complete a research project. This is in addition to other research responsibilities that occur during the residency program in which residents are given adequate time to complete their project reviews. Each specific subspecialty service is covered by the attending physicians in that subspecialty. In certain cases, there may be more than one rotation depending on the number of attendings present in that division. Outpatient assignments are made according to the specific services and these are held in the Beaumont Orthopaedic Institute, the Rose Cancer Center (on the Beaumont campus), or at an off-site office of one of the attending physicians.

Sample block schedule »


  • daily didactic sessions with residents and faculty provide basic science and specialty orthopaedic surgery lectures covering all specialties in orthopaedic surgery
  • orthopaedic grand rounds are held on the first Friday of each month
  • Journal Club held once a month with all residents and assigned faculty
  • bioskills/psychomotor skills held twice monthly to obtain hands-on experience for a new technique or procedure or to review an existing technique/procedure
    • held in the Applebaum Surgical Learning Center, a facility dedicated to hands-on education
    • contains ten workstations capable of having four people per station with virtual reality surgical simulation to do both cadaver and saw bone work
  • resident business meeting held the first Thursday of each month
    • resident concerns are discussed along with department business relevant to residents
      • ethics and medico-legal issues also discussed
  • anatomy conference; actual dissections are done by the second year residents and presented to faculty, residents and medical students every Thursday morning for discussion
  • morbidity and mortality conference held the 4th Friday of the month
  • interesting case conference held every Friday morning (except on the Friday of M & M) to discuss the diagnosis and management of interesting orthopaedic problems with students, residents and faculty
  • musculoskeletal tumor board is a multidisciplinary conference held the third Monday morning of each month
    • oncology cases are reviewed, and treatment recommendations discussed by this multidisciplinary team
  • pediatric indications conference is held weekly and reviews all all cases that were performed during the previous week
  • basic science/pathology lecture is given weekly
  • trauma case review conference held on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday of each month

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