Residency & Fellowship Programs

Solidify your skills. Stretch your interests. Become the expert surgeon you want to be.

General Surgery Trainees
Dr. Hughes and surgical team in the operating room
Lab personnel working in the lab

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. As a surgery resident or fellow at the University of Michigan, you’ll join a department committed to your success. Our residency and fellowship programs emphasize:

  • A wide variety and number of surgical cases at one of the best academic medical centers in the country, Michigan Medicine.
  • Flexible and multidisciplinary cross-training as you learn from more than 100 full-time faculty, including experts in biochemistry, immunology, bioengineering, and physiology.
  • Opportunities to combine surgical training with clinical, basic science, translational, and outcomes research.
  • Strong mentoring relationships with faculty who are at the top of their field.

Hear from trainees about life in Ann Arbor and why they chose Michigan Medicine for their surgical training.