General Surgery

A surgeon manages a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The surgeon establishes the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to surgical patients and is usually responsible for the comprehensive management of the trauma victim and the critically ill surgical patient.

 

Residency Training

  • Duration of training: 5 clinical years. Can be 5-7 years depending on time spent on research.
  • Number of programs nationally: 253.
  • Number of entering residency positions per year: 1,185.
  • Types of fellowships or subspecialties: Thoracic, Vascular, Transplant, Trauma, Colorectal, Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care, Oncology. 
  • Type of Match: Regular.
  • Overall competitiveness: Competitive

 

Primary Faculty Contact for M1's and M2's

Michael Englesbe, M.D.
englesbe@umich.edu
734-936-9623

 

Rishi Reddy, M.D.
reddyrm@umich.edu
734-763-7337

 

David Hughes, M.D.
davhughe@med.umich.edu
734-936-0231

 

The Academic Surgeon Development Program - SCRUBS at the University of Michigan

Information on the ASDP-SCRUBS program is available at: http://scrubs-asdp.medicine.umich.edu

 

Shadowing or Mentoring Experiences Available to M1's or M2's

A list of surgery faculty who are willing to mentor M1 and M2 students or have them shadow them is available at http://surgery.med.umich.edu/portal/education/mse/shadowing.shtml

 

Resources

American College of Surgeons

 

Suggested Journals, Books & Information for Interested Students

  • Complications in Surgery, 2006.
  • Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice, 2010.