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The McLaren Flint/Michigan State University Affiliated Orthopaedic Surgery Residency is a community-hospital residency based at McLaren Flint in Flint, Michigan. Each year three residents are appointed at the PGY-1 Level.
- General Surgery - 3 Months
- Vascular Surgery - 1 Month
- Plastic Surgery - 1 Month
- Surgical Critical Care - 1 Month
- Emergency Medicine - 1 Month
- Musculoskeletal Imaging - 1 Month
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - 1 Month
- Orthopaedic Surgery - 3 Months
- McLaren Flint Service General Orthopaedics - 4 months
- Trauma - 4 months
- Research - 4 months
- Adult Reconstruction/General Orthopaedics - 4 Months
- Foot & Ankle (2 days per week)
Tumor (2 days per week at McLaren Macomb) - 4 Months
- Pediatric Orthopaedics (Spokane, WA) - 4 Months
- Hand & Upper Extremity - 4 Months
- Spine/Anatomy - 4 Months
- Trauma/General Orthopaedics - 4 Months
PGY-5 (Chief Resident):
- Hurley Medical Center Service (Orthopaedic Trauma) - 6 Months
- McLaren Flint Service (General Orthopaedics) - 6 Months
The program is a five year program that is fully accredited by the Residency Review Committee.
Residents actively participate in a large number of elective and trauma surgeries during their five years of education. The bulk of elective surgeries are performed at McLaren, a private, non-profit hospital with approximately 432 beds. McLaren Flint is certified as a Level III Trauma Center. McLaren has an excellent orthopaedic surgical floor, a rehabilitation unit, and a closed-head injury outpatient program. Additional services offered by McLaren include three cardiac catheterization labs, open heart surgery, cardiac rehab, physical therapy, speech therapy and audiology. McLaren also sponsors an internal medicine residency and a family practice residency. Michigan State University (MSU) sponsors a general surgery residency shared by McLaren. MSU also sponsors a city-wide diagnostic radiology residency shared by the three Flint-area hospitals (McLaren, Hurley and Genesys).
Hurley Medical Center is located two miles from McLaren and is the city-owned hospital designated as a Level 1 Trauma Center. Most of the orthopaedic trauma surgeries are performed at Hurley, which has approximately 600 beds. Additional services offered at Hurley are a burn unit, a neonatal intensive care unit, and a pediatric after-hours clinic. In November 2011, Hurley Children's Hospital was launched, a pediatric hospital within Hurley Medical Center offering the highest level of children’s medical care. The area’s only Level III NICU, PICU, Pediatric Emergency Department and Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine.
Residents attend a weekly orthopaedic trauma clinic at Hurley. Rotations at Hurley are for four months each in the second and fourth years and six months in the fifth year. Hurley Medical Center also owns and operates the Mott Children’s Health Center, a pediatric outpatient facility where orthopaedic residents attend a weekly clinic.
Residents may attend the required four month research rotation at either the Michigan State University Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research with Steven Arnoczky, DVM; or with Patrick Atkinson, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (and biomechanics instructor) at Kettering University in Flint.
Other rotations include four months of pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane, Washington; and two days per week for four months on the tumor service with Ronald Irwin, MD at McLaren Macomb in Mt. Clemens, Michigan
During the first year residents primarily function on the general surgery service, taking in-house call one night in three. For the remaining four years residents are able to take call from home, provided they live within a fifteen-minute drive of the hospital.