The Department of Surgery is nationally recognized for the excellence of its surgical training programs and consistently attracts outstanding candidates for trainee positions at the house officer and fellowship levels.
The surgical heritage at The University of Michigan is unusually strong and associated with such names as Charles deNancrede, Hugh Cabot, John Alexander, Cameron Haight, Frederick Coller and Gardner Child. There are over 100 full-time faculty members including basic scientists in biochemistry, immunology, bioengineering and physiology whose expertise enriches many areas of investigation.
The Application Process
All applicants interested in our General, Integrated Plastic, Integrated Vascular, Neurosurgery, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery training programs need only apply through the electronic Residency Matching Services (ERAS). Information regarding the ERAS program is available through your medical school dean's office or through the American Medical Association (http://www.ama-assn.org/). Applications will be considered complete with the following documentation: 1) ERAS application; 2) USMLE score(s); 3) personal statement; (4) medical school transcript; 5) 3 letters of recommendation (one must be from the Chair or Program Director of the program to which you are applying); and 6) Dean's Letter.
University of Michigan GME programs "strive to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for their chosen medical careers with the knowledge, skills and values that serve as the basis for the highest quality clinical practice, lifelong learning, scholarly research and community service" (Source: UM Statement of Commitment to Graduate Medical Education). To achieve this goal, it must recruit and select well-qualified, motivated candidates.
The University of Michigan Surgical Residency Programs seeks qualified candidates who have demonstrated their preparedness, ability, aptitude, communication skills, and personal qualities for a career in surgery. All applications from LCME or AOA medical school or equivalent international medical schools are considered. Academic credentials sought in the successful candidate's application are Outstanding to Excellent performance on the USMLE Parts I and II and Honors in the required surgery rotation. We also evaluate the overall clinical performance; most candidates have High Pass or Honors in most clinical rotations. Research experience and a broad range of extracurricular activities are valued. The Program Director and designated faculty select candidates invited to interview.
To assure complete and timely review of your application, we strongly recommend that all materials are received (with exception of the Dean's Letter). Incomplete applications will not be considered. After thorough review of the application, competitive applicants will be extended an interview. Interviews will be held on the following dates:
November 15, 2012
Integrated Vascular Surgery
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Integrated Plastic Surgery
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Integrated Thoracic Surgery
Friday, December 7, 2012 evening dinner with faculty and fellows
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery MD Program
Monday, November 12, 2012
Friday, January 18, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Monday, November 12, 2012
Monday, March 4, 2013
Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery applicants need only apply through the electronic Residency Matching Services (ERAS). Information regarding the ERAS program is available through your medical school dean's office or through the American Medical Association (http://www.ama-assn.org/).
Fellowship Applications will be considered complete with the following documentation: 1) ERAS application; 2) USMLE scores; 3) personal statement; 4) ABSITE scores; 5) No more than 4 letters of recommendation (one from the Chair or Program Director) and 6) Dean's letter.
VISA Requirements - Graduates of foreign medical schools are required to hold a current, valid certificate from the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). If the CPT applicant is not a citizen of the United States or does not have status as a Permanent Resident, a J-1 visa sponsored by the ECFMG is required. Additionally, admission requirements, as established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and licensure requirements established by the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services, Board of Medicine must be met. It is the responsibility of foreign nationals to maintain valid immigration status for the duration of training. Failure to do so may result in the termination of employment status.
There will be an optional informal gathering with faculty and resident on the evening before our posted interview dates.