General Surgery Residency Program
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital’s General Surgery Residency Program is a five-year training program that provides a broad-based Osteopathic surgical training experience blending the hospital’s facilities with the wide range of resources available within the Henry Ford Health System. Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital has received ACGME Initial Accreditation effective on 07/01/2016.
A key objective of the residency training program in surgery is the provision of a proper knowledge base in the field of surgery, which includes the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative management of the surgical patient. Crucial to this goal is the structured educational program upon which each resident builds a strong knowledge database. These conferences include a weekly morbidity and mortality review, a weekly general surgical conference, bedside teaching walk rounds, as well as monthly surgical grand rounds and conferences.
A major strength of the program is the broad-based clinical experience. The program provides the trainees with a broad-based exposure to patients in the areas designated as the core areas for general surgery, advanced minimally invasive surgery, surgical oncology, abdominal surgery and vascular surgery. The experience is enhanced with rotations in sub-specialties in affiliated centers.
Ambulatory surgical procedures are scheduled at Henry Ford Health Center - Brownstown, a new, fully-equipped ambulatory center with 24/7 Emergency, CT scanner, four operating rooms and three endoscopic rooms. The General Surgery Medical Education Department provided a laparoscopic simulator, and a robotic simulator for training of the residents.
Additional training takes place at Henry Ford Hospital, a 903 bed hospital in the center of Detroit that functions as a major research and academic medical center providing tertiary and quaternary care, offering tremendous clinical and cultural diversity in its patient population. Trauma, Pediatric surgical rotations are available at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Trauma rotations through the Detroit Medical Center
The aim of the General Surgery Residency Program is to produce a well-trained, well-rounded, compassionate General Surgeon. The curriculum and the exposure of this program will prepare our resident to provide excellent surgical care in their future practice. The program ensures residents, medical students, faculty, governing body, certifying boards, funding agencies and the public that the training and education provided is supervised and of high quality
Residency sponsored courses and training
- Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
- Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS)
- Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM)
- Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET)
- Monthly SCS MSU General Surgery lecture series
- Gross Anatomy Lab for PGY-2
- Annual Detroit Trauma Symposium
- Da Vinci robot tr