Orthopedic Surgery Residency

Program Director: Fremont Scott, D.O.
Director of Medical Education: Anthony Affatato, D.O., FACEOP-D
Medical Eduaction Specialist: Robin Chastain

Total American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Approved Positions: 10
Length of Program: 5 years


The mission of the residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Henry Ford Macomb is to prepare post-graduate Osteopathic Physicians for the practice of Orthopedic Surgery. Orthopedic Surgery is the medical specialty that includes the study of and prevention of musculoskeletal diseases, disorders, and injuries and their treatment by medical, surgical, and physical methods. The trainers will provide experience and education in operative and non-operative procedures. They will provide this through exposure to operative procedures, office experience, and through orthopedic clinic patient management, as well as through formal didactic programs.

Graduated residents will be prepared to practice as orthopedic surgeons at the end of their residency and to be able to sit for the certification examination of the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. The residency program adheres to the Basic Standards for Residency Training in Orthopedic Surgery as published by the American Osteopathic Association and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. This material is published in the Handbook for Osteopathic Surgery Residents. It is also available from the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.

The Orthopedic Residency at Henry Ford Macomb is five years of graduate medical education. The orthopedic medical residency director will establish with the medical Education Director a Post Graduate Year One (internship) that will prepare the resident for the ensuing four years of specialty education.

Training locations:

The osteopathic Orthopedic Residency Program is one of 13 fully accredited osteopathic internship and residency training programs offered at Henry Ford Macomb. Henry Ford Macomb Hospital is home to the oldest continuous osteopathic training program in the profession (established at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital in 1919), and has trained thousands of physicians to meet the demands of the changing health care environment.

Affiliated training institutions in the program: Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Emory University in Atlanta Georgia. The formally affiliated academic medical center facilities of Henry Ford Hospital, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital and Hand Surgery Associates of Michigan will complete the educational experiences of residents in this program.

OPTI affiliation:

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital is a founding member and active participant in the Michigan OPTI, the Statewide Campus System of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, the osteopathic training consortium which has become a model for postgraduate training throughout the country.