Pediatric Surgery Residency Training Program
As a major referral center the University of Michigan Health System provides an unusually wide spectrum of clinical material to demonstrate all of the problems and operative procedures seen in pediatric surgery. Extensive experience is gained in fluid and electrolyte balance, blood gas interpretation, respiratory therapy and hyperalimentation procedures. Ample opportunity is also available for the surgical resident to learn and perform most pediatric surgery procedures. General Surgery residents rotate through Pediatric Surgery at least once during their early years of surgical training and again as senior residents in General Surgery. Over 2500 major pediatric surgical procedures are performed each year, which offer residents extensive experience with diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopy, as well as noncardiac thoracic and abdominal surgery.
The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, a unit of the University of Michigan Health System, is a major referral center for children throughout Michigan and parts of Ohio and Indiana. The adjacent Maternal and Child Health Center cares for high-risk pregnancies and these result in many seriously ill infants. For these reasons, the Mott Hospital census is always high and includes a very significant portion of patients with unusual and interesting conditions. Each of the surgical and pediatric specialties is represented by full-time faculty. Formal combined teaching conferences are held each week with Pediatric GI, Pathology, and Radiology services.
Research facilities are available for members of the house staff who are interested in pursuing research interest in the areas of bacterial translocation, intestinal immunology, parenteral nutrition, respiratory physiology, and tumor immunology. House officers are encouraged to participate in the publication of both clinical and research manuscripts.
Our pediatric surgical residency began July 1, 1986. The pediatric surgical resident is responsible for the overall supervision of the Pediatric Surgical Service; this includes inpatient and outpatient consultations, pre- and post-operative care and all operative procedures.
For detailed program information please go to the Pediatric Surgery website.