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.  Orthotic and prosthetic residents will to attend to patients in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient. Being a regional care and trauma center, the diversity is exceptional, providing the resident with a scope and depth of experience that is rare. That experience is built on a foundation 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 14 certified orthotists and prosthetists and 5 certified pedorthists
  • Opportunity to work at a large, outpatient facility with a complete, onsite technical department.
  • Opportunity to work at a level one trauma center and teaching hospital, ranked #2 in Michigan and other high rankings Nationally (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 to present your project at a national assembly.
  • Opportunity to focus on personal areas of interest during 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 for resident (group rate for family), NCOPE fees 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 residents are chosen for each term.

NEW!!!!  Applications are accepted until JANUARY 15, 2017 for the 2017 July residency programs. NEW date for selection: February TBD, 2017.

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. 

NEW!!!!  Interview Dates: November 28, 2016 - 8 a.m. -12 p.m., December 19, 2016 - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and January 6, 2017 - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  (Please email for appointment)

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: 734-975-4387 (Dianna Martin)
Fax: 734-973-3124