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Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center - Michigan State University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

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Program Information

Residency Program:

Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center - Michigan State University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Program Director:

David Rispler, MD

Number of Residents:

26

Number of Staff:

12

Accredited:

Accredited

Length of Program:

5 (traditional) or 6 (research)

Start Dates:

July

Program Contact Information

Name:

Heather M Litts

Address:

Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners
Suite 3400
300 Lafayette SE

City:

Grand Rapids

State/Province:

Michigan

Zip/Postal code

49503

Phone:

Fax:

Email:

littsh@trinity-health.org

Website:

http://www.grmep.org

Program Highlights

  • Comprehensive training program in hospital, clinic, outpatient, and office settings
  • Two dedicated research rotations
  • Didactic program:
    • Monthly anatomy dissections
    • Monthly journal club
    • Monthly surgical skills laboratory
    • Weekly Grand Rounds
    • Weekly lectures
    • Weekly resident hour to review selected readings and prep for the orthopaedic in-training examination
    • Quarterly basic science seminar
    • Guest lecture series
    • Orthopaedic pathology review

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Program Curriculum

  • PGY-1: General orthopaedics, surgical intensive care, general surgery, trauma surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery (hand emphasis), neurosurgery, vascular surgery, anesthesia, physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • PGY-2: General orthopaedics, sports medicine, foot and ankle
  • PGY-3: Trauma, arthroscopy, adult reconstruction, pediatric, sports, research
  • PGY-4: Spine, foot and ankle, hand surgery, trauma (including complex fractures), sports, research
  • PGY-5: 3-month rotations as Chief Resident at 3 hospitals, plus 3-month elective, often used for missionary work in developing countries

Program Hospitals

  • Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Saint Mary's Health Care (Grand Rapids) - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Spectrum Health-Blodgett Hospital - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Mary Free Bed Hospital and Rehabilitation Center - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital - Grand Rapids, MI


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