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.

Application Requirements

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

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Congratulations to our Resident Class of 2020

Congratulations to Danielle Dougherty, MD (Pediatric Fellowship at the University of Michigan), Ian Behr, MD (Head and Neck Fellowship at Harvard University), Chebueze Onyemkpa, MD (Cardiothoracic Fellowship at Texas Heart Institute) and Laura Ochoa-Frongia, MD (Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship at Sparrow/Michigan State University).  Your hard work and dedication have payed off.  We are all proud of your accomplishments and look forward to the amazing things you will do in the future!

Please be sure to hear from our graduating Chief Residents by clicking on their name!

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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


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.


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


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


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

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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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