The Michigan Promise Blog

Learn more about the latest events and developments for programs supported by the Michigan Promise.

The Michigan Promise is a long-term commitment to faculty and resident development and an effort to change the face of American Surgery for the next generation. We have selected six areas of focus – Environment, Achievement, Leadership, Recruitment, Innovation and Outreach. Each issue of the blog will be dedicated to one of these topics.

We plan to share our efforts in these domains with the surgical community, to highlight what works and what doesn’t, and to spark discussion of the issues of our day.

New posts will be published on Mondays throughout the year. Each issue will contain how-to information, research data and examples of works in progress. Colleagues from other institutions, guest speakers and program participants are welcome to contribute as authors.


  • Highlight the important work being done within our department.
  • Demonstrate what can be possible within a collaborative and mission-driven community of surgeons.
  • Share what we are learning so that it can be replicated and help advance the field of surgery.
  • Create an educational resource from which surgeons from around the world will learn.
  • Commit to a high level of excellence and fulfill a significant part of our external educational mission. 

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Explore the Michigan Promise Blog archive to learn more.

Contact Us

Want to learn more? Interested in a collaboration or program? Please reach out to the Office of Faculty & Resident Life to share your ideas and get involved with the Michigan Promise.

Join the Conversation:

  • Reach out to us on Twitter @UMichSurgery or to our faculty on Twitter.
  • Fill out our Michigan Promise Inquiry Form with questions or comments.
  • Call or email the Office of Faculty & Resident Life to learn more about implementing the Michigan Promise at your institution or scheduling a presentation.

Office of Faculty & Resident Life

2210F Taubman Center
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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