Goals & Objectives
At U-M, our overarching goal as a training program is to prepare the future leaders of Academic Surgery. Our program strives to identify, develop, and promote:
"I never planned to be in Ann Arbor, but I feel very fortunate to be a part of the surgical tradition of the University of Michigan. The focus on academic, clinical, and technical development is unparalleled, the commitment to excellence is clear, and the track record of our graduate speaks for itself. I am proud to be a part of the same tradition of the chiefs who came before me and who are leaders in American surgery. I am grateful every time I encounter a challenging patient problem, because our training prepares us to manage the most complex problems with a clear mind, technical prowess, and compassionate care" - Amit Mathur, M.D., M.S., general surgery class of 2012
- Compassionate physicians
- Technical excellence
- Mature clinical judgment
- Sophisticated academic and leadership skills
A typical training pathway is defined by 3 years of junior clinical training, followed by 2 years of Academic Development Time, and then 2 years of senior resident clinical training. Although Academic Development Time is not required, nearly all of our residents take advantage of this outstanding development opportunity.
During the 5 years of junior/senior clinical training, residents are assigned to specific rotations each with detailed and specific goals and objectives.