Training & Education

Home to the first teaching hospital in the U.S., the University of Michigan is a place where medical education has always been integral to our mission of improving human health in service of a life well-lived.

At the U-M Department of Surgery, you’ll learn from a team of more than 100 faculty who are leaders not just in their clinical or research specialty, but also in surgery education.

This commitment to education shows in the breadth and quality of our graduate medical education programs, as well as our outreach starting at the high school level, where we engage the imaginations and skills of young Detroiters in the Doctors of Tomorrow program. 

Learn more about the training programs in each surgical specialty:

General Surgery
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery / Hospital Dentistry
Pediatric Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Transplant Surgery
Vascular Surgery


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Residency & Fellowship

Find details on applying, academic development, and research opportunities.

Medical Student Programs

Learn how to get started early on a path to a career as a surgeon.


Contact Surgery Education

For questions ranging from applications & interviews to requesting surgical training verifications.

Why Train at Michigan

Discover the qualities that make Michigan home to the leaders and best.