Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan has a long-standing commitment to educate our own practitioners along with future medical providers, including residents and medical students as well as Physician Assistant and nursing students.

Education is also the foundation of the research department at OAM. Many OAM physicians possess academic positions at area universities, and actively work with residents and students. We believe that inciting an appreciation and passion for research early is an unique contribution we make to our community.

Fellowship Programs

We offer Fellowship Programs in foot and ankle and joint reconstruction specialties for orthopedic resident graduates. Our high volume clinic allows fellows to have specialized training in a private practice model.

Academic Partnerships

We partner with West Michigan area residency and college programs, including:

  • University of Michigan Health – West Orthopaedic Surgery Residency (contact with questions)
  • Corewell Health/Michigan State University Orthopaedic Residency Program (contact with questions)
  • Grand Rounds Lecture Series (for orthopaedic residents)
  • Michigan Medical Education Research Center Lectures (for junior surgical medical students)
  • Calvin College
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Michigan State University

We also partner with college and university programs from across the state and the country, including:

  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Spring Arbor University
  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • University of Lynchburg
  • Trine University

To apply for a clinical rotation, please complete our Education Application.

Job Shadowing

OAM welcomes graduate, undergraduate and high school (age 18+) students who would like to shadow a provider. You are permitted up to three full days in clinic to observe. To apply, please complete our Education Application. For more information, please contact us at

Speaking Engagements

If you’re interested in having one of our providers speak at a community event or lecture series, please contact us at We’re serious about our commitment to give back to the community.