Rotations

The Sparrow/MSU General Surgery Residency is 5 year program.  The program primarily takes place in Lansing and, also, in Flint.  Our 4 week transplant rotation occurs in the resident's PGY 4 year at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, a leading transplant center.

PGY 1

General Surgery

4 Blocks
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

2 Blocks
Site: McLaren (Flint)

Trauma

1 Block
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

Night Float

1 Block
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

1 Block
Site: McLaren (Flint)

Plastics

1 Block
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

Vascular Surgery

2 Blocks
Site: McLaren (Flint)

Elec/Vac

1 Block

PGY 2

General Surgery

3 Blocks
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

2 Blocks
Site: McLaren (Flint)

Trauma Critical Care

2 Blocks
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

Night Float

1 Block
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

2 Blocks
Site: McLaren (Flint)

Plastics

1 Block
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

Vascular Surgery

1 Block
Site: McLaren (Flint)

Elec/Vac

1 Block

PGY 3

General Surgery

3 Blocks
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

2 Blocks
Site: McLaren (Flint)

Colorectal Surgery

2 Block
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

Night Float

2 Blocks
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

Pediatric Surgery

1 Block
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

Vascular Surgery

2 Blocks
Site: McLaren (Flint)

Elec/Vac

1 Block

PGY 4

General Surgery

5 Blocks
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

2 Blocks
Site: McLaren (Flint)

Trauma Critical Care

2 Blocks
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

Night Float

1 Block
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

Vascular Surgery

1 Block
Site: McLaren (Flint)

Transplant

1 Block
Site: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Elec/Vac

1 Block

PGY 5

General Surgery

5 Blocks
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

2 Blocks
Site: McLaren (Flint)

Trauma Critical Care

1 Block
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

Thoracic Surgery

1 Block
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

Night Float

1 Block
Site: Sparrow (Lansing)

Surgical Oncology

2 Blocks
Site: McLaren (Flint)

Vacation

Equivalent to 1 Block

Training Sites 

Sparrow Health System is the region's largest health system.  E. W. Sparrow Hospital (Sparrow Main), our sponsoring institution, is a 733 bed, Level 1 Trauma Center.  Robust surgical experiences in general, acute care, minimally invasive-including robotic, bariatric, breast, colorectal, endocrine, pediatric, trauma/surgical critical care, and GI endoscopy take place here.  McLaren Health Care is one of the largest health care organizations in Michigan.  Their flagship hospital, McLaren Flint, is a 416 bed, Level 2 Trauma Center.  Strong surgical rotations in general, minimally invasive, surgical oncology, and vascular surgery occur here.  Finally, our exceptional, 4 week, transplant experience occurs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE, as a PGY 4.  This rotation focuses on liver, pancreas, and small bowel transplantation.

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Research

Research Participation during residency is a vital component to professional development.  The resident faculty members have many ongoing projects encompassing basic science, clinical, and surgical educational areas.  Research participation allows the resident to gain knowledge and experience of searching and critiquing the literature, usage of statistics, abstract and manuscript writing, and presenting their findings at local, regional, and national conferences.  During this process, one will become educated in the ethics of scientific research and the role the IRB plays.  Residents are mentored along beginning as a junior resident with increasing participation as they progress through their training.  National presentations are funded through the program, and additionally, the residents have a CME allowance.  A dedicated year to research is not required; however, a resident is required to complete two research projects in order to graduate from the program.