The University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center (UMOPC), a division of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has a long history of providing quality residencies for orthotic and prosthetic program graduates.  UMOPC offers a total of four residencies in orthotics and prosthetics.  Orthotic and prosthetic residents will be able to attend to patients in a variety of settings, inpatient and outpatient, public and private.  Being a regional care center and a trauma center, the variety of pathologies and injuries is exceptional, providing the resident with a scope and depth of experience that is rare.  That experience is built on a foundation consisting of the academic resources of the University of Michigan and an academically based and trained clinical staff.

The residency program is viewed as an extension of one’s education, rather than a revenue-producing job.  The ramification of this is that the resident gets a structured, comprehensive residency that allows him/her to progress at a comfortable level.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Opportunity to rotate and learn from 11 certified orthotists and prosthetists and 4 certified pedorthists
  • Opportunity to work at a large, out patient facility with a complete, onsite technical department.
  • Opportunity to work at a major acute care, teaching hospital, ranked 13th in the nation (US News and World Report), and affiliated with a nationally ranked medical school.
  • Opportunity to participate in clinics with physicians and other allied health staff
  • Support in developing your research project, access to the University’s Medical Library and to Internet resources, and encouragement and backing behind you to present your project at a national assembly.
  • Opportunity to focus on personal areas of interest in your residency
  • Regular monitoring of progress of your residency to insure a comprehensive experience with an end product of a confident and knowledgeable board-eligible clinician.
  • 12 days vacation/sick package, 7 holidays off, health insurance free for resident (group rate for family), NCOPE fee paid by University of Michigan
  • A chance to spend a year in a great town....Ann Arbor. See why, click here.

The residencies begin on the first Monday of July of each year and end on the last Friday in June of the following year.  Two orthotic and two prosthetic resident are chosen for each term.

Applications are accepted until March 1 of each year for the July residency programs.  Candidates will be notified of acceptance as soon as possible after the deadline.

Please read the program outline by clicking the link to the left under Residency. Here you will find a list of all materials required for application to the program as well as a link to an on-line application form. In addition, there is a link to our current residents. 

Please note: all foreign applications are required to have World Education Services verification of educational equivalency prior to completing the application process

For further questions please contact:

Alicia Davis, C.P.O., M.P.A., F.A.A.O.P. 
Residency Program Director 
University of Michigan Orthotic and Prosthetic Center 
2850 S. Industrial Hwy, Suite 400 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 
Phone: 734-973-2927 
Fax: 734-973-3124 
Email: aliciad@umich.edu