The program receives its primary direction from Residency Program Chairman, Rahul Vaidya, M.D., and Residency Program Director, Paul Dougherty, M.D. Both are part of the Orthopaedic Research and Education committee that comprises the primary faculty leadership, including Dr. Jeff Flynn (Providence Hospital/Research), Dr. Todd Frush (Providence Hospital), Dr. Stephen Lemos (Detroit Surgery Hospital), Dr. Bryan Little (Detroit Receiving Hospital), Dr. Bryant Oliphant (Detroit Receiving Hospital), Dr. David Markel (Providence Hospital) and Dr. Walid Yassir (Children's Hospital of Michigan).


We have only one mission - quality education of Orthopaedic residents.

Program Details

Program Length/Available Categorical Positions

  • Program Length: 5 years
  • Total Number of Positions: 20

Orthopaedic Residency
Residents are accepted into the orthopaedic residency program with the objective to complete the entire 5-year surgical program.  Four positions at the PG1 level are offered each year through the National Resident Matching Program.  The program has a total of 20 categorical residents. 

Criteria for Selection of Residents
Candidates are selected on the basis of achievement in undergraduate and medical school, letters of recommendation, USMLE scores, and personal interview.  The selection committee consists of the program director and members of the teaching faculty.  Interviews are scheduled by invitation from the program director.

Application Process
We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). For further information regarding ERAS contact one of the following:

  • your Medical School Dean's Office
  • ECFMG-ECFMG-ERAS Program, P.O. Box 13467, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3467
  • access the ECFMG website

Additional information:

  • Foreign medical graduates are accepted (must have green card or be a U.S. citizen).
  • The application deadline is October 15th for the next academic year beginning July 1st.

Program Accreditation
The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at the Detroit Medical Center/Providence Hospital is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to offer 5 years of training in orthopaedic surgery.



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  • Phone:
    (313) 966 8013 /
              Fax: 966 8400
  • Email:
  • Address:
    4201 St. Antoine St
    Detroit, MI 48067