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City
Detroit
State/Province
Michigan

Program Information

Residents per class
6
Henry Ford Hospital Orthopedic Residency Program

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1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
8.0
Staff Surgeons 
 
8.0  (1)
Didactics/Teaching 
 
9.0  (1)
Operating Experience 
 
8.0  (1)
Clinical Experience 
 
8.0  (1)
Research 
 
8.0  (1)
Residents 
 
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Lifestyle 
 
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Location 
 
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Overall Experience 
 
8.0  (1)
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(Updated: January 30, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
8.0
Staff Surgeons 
 
8.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
9.0
Operating Experience 
 
8.0
Clinical Experience 
 
8.0
Research 
 
8.0
Residents 
 
10.0
Lifestyle 
 
8.0
Location 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
8.0

HFH from a resident

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
The staff are all outstanding people and surgeons. Despite the fact their are 6 residents/yr it is a very non-hierarchical program and all staff are very approachable. The hospital staff are always very helpful and courteous. I have gotten used to the fact that most people will go out of their way to help you and seem to be very happy to do so. The PD, associate PD and Chairman are again, all very approachable. Their primary purpose is to make your residency the best that it can be. They ask for, listen to and respond to feedback.
Didactics / Teaching
In my opinion this component of the program can compete with that of any program in the country. We have dedicated teaching 7h/wk (even as interns during ALL rotations). <br />
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The teaching is given by a mixture of residents, staff attendings and other experts in their respective fields. It is a healthy mix of didactics (rotating schedule of core topics), hands on(physical exam techniques, sawbones, cadavers, fresh specimens) and of course some pimping (reasonably benign-that is the residents use it fairly constructively).
Operating Experience
I am a junior resident so this is mostly second hand. 3's and above operate most days usually with one full day of clinic. Interns get a fair amount during their 2 months (joints and sports) but during the trauma months you are in the ER so no real chance there.
Clinic Experience
Moderate amount of clinic. Usually a useful exercise with plenty of teaching thrown in throughout the day.
Research Opportunities
Plenty. There is a research division dedicated to ortho. They have more ideas and resource than they know what to do with and are very helpful getting you started and keeping you on track. They assist in as much as you need, from initial ideas and their feasibility, IRB's, ethics, stats etc...
Residents
Fantastic group. I feel that I have lucked out with my class and the resident group in general. There are plenty of planned and not-so-planned events throughout the year. Just like the staff, all the residents are very approachable and passionate about what they are doing. It is a great energy amongst the group. We work hard and enjoy it. This is one of the most difficult things to weigh up during your residency selection, and one of the most important. All I can say is have a strategy to get to know as many residents on the interview trail and in the end, go with your gut.
Lifestyle
Junior years are junior years. Generally intern year is pretty benign with call. Second yr is the worst but not as bad many other programs that I visited. Senior call is home call. There is also the opportunity to 'moonlight' during your senior years which the current residents take advantage of and seems like a pretty good deal.
Location / Housing
None of us live downtown. As a result, most commutes are about 15-25min. They are easy given the abundance of freeways through the heart of the area. The little suburbs surrounding the downtown (royal oak, birmingham, troy, ferndale, clawson) are all very charming and have enough to offer to keep you satisfied on a week to week basis. If you want any crazy nightlife Chi town is only about 3h. Deeeeetroit is the home of pro sport, anything you want they have and most venues are reasonable. Eating out is easy with many surrounding suburbs offering a few good eats each.
Limitations
Hard to find. If you don't like the idea of doing any away electives then this is not for you. We do several all 3 peds out of HF (2 in Detroit area and one at gillette). Location....ehhh. Other than that, hard pressed.
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
I think that you can tell that I am happy with my choice and I feel privileged to be in the program I am in. I would recommend it to anyone who valued the program and education over local nightlife (not that you are gonna have much time for that anyway!!)

Qualification

I am a current resident of this program.
Date of Rotation
2010
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