General Surgery Fellowships

The University of Michigan Section of General Surgery offers advanced training opportunities through a variety of fellowship programs. In each training program, we emphasize the evolution of your independence, knowledge, and leadership in the specialty.

Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship

This 1-year fellowship provides specialized training in the management of breast diseases and cancer. Fellows rotate through subspecialty clinics, including medical oncology, breast cancer genetics, and plastic surgery, advancing toward the unique opportunity to run their own practice in the second half of the fellowship year.

Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship

The Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship is offered through our partnership with St. Joseph Mercy Health System. This program is designed for surgeons who’ve completed general surgery training and wish to specialize in colorectal surgery.

Comprehensive Endocrine Surgery Fellowship

The Norman W. Thompson Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the University of Michigan integrates research and clinical practice over a 1-year training period optimally designed to create independent endocrine surgeons fluent in the full range of endocrine surgical problems.

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

This 1-year fellowship in surgical critical care prepares surgeons for a career in critical care and trauma, providing training in Michigan Medicine’s 5 dedicated ICUs (surgical, trauma/burn, cardiovascular, pediatrics, and neurosurgery) and in the full complement of management of critically ill patients, including ECMO. Graduates are prepared to take the Surgical Critical Care Certifying Examination.

Other Training Programs

The Section of General Surgery at Michigan is also home to 3 additional training programs:

  • Health Services Research Training
  • Surgical Oncology Research Training
  • Obesity Surgery Scientist Training