Learn more about our recruitment opportunities for the General Surgery Residency program.

2020-2021 Application Cycle

COVID-19 has resulted in an unprecedented residency application cycle. We are committed to ensuring applicants have the ability to interview and get to know the Michigan Medicine General Surgery community safely via virtual session to protect everyone’s health.

Please review the Association of Program Directors in Surgery’s statement for more information on the 2020-2021 recruitment season.

The Michigan Medicine General Surgery Residency training program is a participant in the Electronic Residency Application Service [ERAS]. Please refer to the ERAS website to complete your application for our program.

Interview Dates

Virtual interviews will be offered for the upcoming application cycle on the following days:

  • November 19, 2020
  • December 3, 2020
  • December 10, 2020
  • January 14, 2021
  • January 19, 2021

Interview dates are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Surgery Education Office with any questions.

Ask Us Anything Webinar Series

The Department of Surgery will be hosting a series of webinars for those interested in becoming a surgical resident at Michigan Medicine. These webinars will give applicants a chance to meet the chair, Dr. Justin B. Dimick, and to hear about our different programs for residents around the Michigan Promise, academic development time, mentorship and professional development.

October 29, 5-6 PM (EDT): Meet the Chair

If you’re wondering what a surgery department is like, there’s no better person to ask than the Chair of Surgery. Meet Dr. Dimick and and learn about our programs and our culture in the Michigan Medicine Department of Surgery.

Speaker: Justin Dimick, MD, MPH

Register for the 10/29 event →

November 5th, 5-6PM (EST): The Michigan Promise in Surgical Residency

Take a look inside the Michigan Promise and how it is building a new foundation for surgical residency.

Register for the 11/5 event →

November 10th, 5-6PM (EST): Academic Development Time in Surgical Residency

Join our experts as we explore our research centers and cores and why Michigan is the place to be for surgeon-scientists.

Register for the 11/10 event →

November 18th, 5-6PM (EST): Optimizing Resident Professional Development and Achievement

Find out why mentorship is key to a successful residency program and what we are doing to ensure each individual reaches their highest academic potential.

Register for the 11/18 event →

Our residents answer questions about the University of Michigan General Surgery Residency program, ranging from culture and clinical training to life in Ann Arbor, MI.

Follow us on Twitter

The Department of Surgery Twitter account is a useful resource for applicants. It provides updates about upcoming events and highlights life at Michigan Medicine for General Surgery residents and faculty members.

Explore Your Training Ground

Medical Campus and Arboretum

Discover Michigan Medicine through the Your Training Ground guide to get to know where you will be spending time during your residency. You can also get to know Ann Arbor through the Go Blue Guide.

Additional resources in the Go Blue Guide cover topics such as campus life, housing, health and wellness.

Contact Us

Office of Surgery Education

University of Michigan
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
2110 Taubman Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5346
(734) 998-2523

Brooke Bredbeck, MD

Resident Liaison

Valeria Valbuena, MD

Resident Liaison

Glenn Wakam, MD

Resident Liaison