Curriculum and Didactics in General Surgery

The General Surgery program provides a robust didactic schedule. It is designed to utilize the extensive resources of Henry Ford Health System Simulation Center, our affiliated training institutions, and the Statewide Campus System of Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. To accomplish the program goal of preparing them for competency in General Surgery, residents will devote time to technical training in general surgery, related specialties, academic endeavors and research.


  • Resident morning report


  • Two protected half-day lecture series, proctored by dedicated surgical education specialist Dr. Moe Dughayli
  • Morbidity & Mortality Conference


  • Journal club
  • Tumor Board
  • Pathology Conference
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • OMM
  • Mock Oral Board Preparation
  • Full-day Statewide Campus System lecture series
  • Score Curriculum
  • Hands On Workshops at Henry Ford Simulation Center


  • FACOS In-Service Examination

OGME 1 rotations

  • General Surgery, 6 months
  • Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, 2 months
  • Internal Medicine, 2 months
  • Medical ICU, 1 month
  • Emergency medicine, 1 month

OGME 2 rotations

  • Surgical ICU, 2 months at Henry Ford Hospital Main Campus
  • Pediatric and Burn Surgery, 2 months at Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Trauma, 2 months at Saini Grace Hospital

OGME 3 rotations

  • Selectives, 2 months
  • Colorectal Surgery, 2 months

OGME 4 rotations

  • Selectives, 2 months
  • Colorectal Surgery, 2 months
  • Trauma, 2 months at Sinai-Grace Hospital

OGME 5 rotations

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

Selectives may include

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Urology
  • Transplant Surgery
  • ENT
  • Others available on case by case basis