The General Surgery residency accepts 3 to 4 interns per year.
- Very challenging five year program.
- Builds upon the foundation of general medical knowledge and skills developed during first year.
- Teaches specialty skills of general surgery in a community hospital setting
- Offers exposure to subspecialty surgical areas locally and at major medical centers.
- Didactic and clinical exposure and experience further broadened by enrollment in the Michigan State University Surgical Training Consortium.
- Monthly sessions
- University endorsement is included on the resident’s diploma
- Extensive practical experience
- Exposure to all facets of general surgery and related fields
- Development and improvement of clinical skills and surgical judgment
- Entire program designed for preparation of the American Board of Osteopathic Surgery examinations
- Assistance in self-assessment of progress toward this goal
- Builds upon general surgery base as responsibilities progressively increase
- Direct patient contact is stressed throughout the program
- Under direct supervision by senior residents
- Minor surgical procedures are performed
- Assist with major operations
- Work-ups on surgical patients
- Ample opportunity to pursue a special surgical interest at one of the selected major medical centers to broaden your knowledge base and skills
- Additional involvement in the instruction of medical students and interns on service
- Assimilates skills in general, thoracic, peripheral, vascular and urological surgery into exposure to a wide variety of trauma and critical care patients
- Less restrictive supervision
- Increased administrative and teaching responsibility in surgical teaching programs for medical students, interns and junior surgical residents in a busy hospital setting