Training Tomorrow's Surgeons

Join our tradition of excellence

We're training compassionate, competent surgeons who are dedicated to patient care. Discover what the Sparrow/MSU General Surgery Residency Program is all about.

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We're looking for new talent to join our program. Learn more about our application requirements and interview process.

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Dani

New AΩA Inductee-Danielle Dougherty, MD!

Congratulations to Dr. Danielle Dougherty for her induction into the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Gamma Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Honor Medical Society on November 7, 2020.  Dr. Dougherty was selected by a committee of AΩA faculty who considered the following criteria: outstanding performance in the residency program, evidence of scholarship as a resident house officer, and evidence of outstanding community service.  Congrats, Dani, from all of us involved in the Sparrow/MSU General Surgery Residency!  (Dr. Dougherty is 1:11 to 1:14 in the virtual induction ceremony)

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Get Early Operative Experience

It's no secret. The best way to become skilled in general surgery is to receive regular operative experience. Our Residents are in the operating room as early as week 3 of the program.  Our program structure will train, challenge, and prepare you for a successful career in surgery.

Curriculum Details

Curriculum

The five year curriculum is carefully and thoughtfully planned to maximize the educational and clinical experience. Our residents gain progressive responsibility throughout this period. Professionalism and clinical competence are two aspects that are especially emphasized. Upon graduation, the new surgeon is then able to successfully enter practice or pursue a fellowship.

Rotations

Rotation schedules provide a well rounded operative experience with increasing participation as residents progress through the program.

Research

Research is an important part of our program. We offer research opportunities in basic science, clinical, and surgical educational areas.

Didactics

We provide an extensive didactics program covering Morbidity and Mortality, Grand Rounds topics, chapter reviews and more.

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Faculty

Our faculty consists of a strong educational group of skilled surgeons.  Each of them are dedicated to the enhancement of medicine and the education of residents and medical students.  They represent a wide range of sub-specialties and each add to the robust training environment.

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