Welcome to Our Orthopaedic Surgery Residency - McLaren Greater Lansing Program

  • A Message from the Program Director
    Douglas Dietzel, DO, FAOAO

    The residency program at MGL offers residents a unique opportunity to learn orthopedics in the operating room, patient clinics, hospital rounds, and in formal and informal conferences. Ongoing and continuing medical education is assured and accomplished by at least eight (8) hours of teaching conferences each week, attended by faculty, trainees, and students. The orthopedic resident has daily and continuous contact with the faculty in the clinics, operating room, rounds, teaching conferences, and individual rotation conferences. The program is affiliated with Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Sparrow Hospital, Hayes Green Beach Hospital, The Cleveland Clinic, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The assigned rotations include McLaren Orthopedic Hospital; Sparrow Hospital; Hayes Green Beach Hospital; Orthopedic Oncology at The Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH); and Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (Cincinnati, Ohio). Residents are provided with up to four (4) weeks for “fellowship interviewing” rotations during their fourth year of training.

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The McLaren Greater Lansing Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Program ID: 2602500221.

Primary Training Site

Lansing, Michigan



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The program at MGL shall include training in ambulatory and surgical orthopedics and all other non-operative means of diagnosis and treatment through didactic and clinical experience. Emphasis will be placed on the application of osteopathic philosophy, principles and practice appropriate to the specialty of orthopedics. First year residents will be exposed to multiple medical subspecialties but will have a concentrated area of six-months in general orthopedic surgery rotations. While on the orthopedic surgery rotation, the resident will be assisting and performing orthopedic surgery with the attending physician and will be involved in floor management as well as consultations on the hospital floors. Additionally, a designated resident will be covering Emergency Department consultations as well.