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.
- Duration of training: 5 clinical years. Can be 5-7+ years depending on time spent on research.
- Number of allopathic programs nationally: Approximately 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.
Jonathon Finks, M.D.
Associate Clerkship Director Surgery
David Hughes, M.D.
Gifty Kwakye, M.D.
Assistant Clerkship Director Surgery
Rishi Reddy, M.D.
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
Surgery Clerkship Coordinator, SCRUBS liason
Suggested Journals, Books & Information for Interested Students
Complications in Surgery, 2006.
- Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice, 2010.
- Success in Academic Surgery: A How to Guide For Medical Students, ed MJ Englesbe and MO Meyers, 2017.
- So You Want to Be A Surgeon: An Online Guide to Selecting and Matching with the Best Surgery Residency, https://www.facs.org/education/resources/residency-search