Welcome to Our General Surgery Residency - McLaren Greater Lansing Program

  • A Message from the Program Director
    Mark W. Jones, DO, FACOS

    Our aim is to be the residency program of choice for compassionate medical students seeking professional and personal growth in providing quality, ethical care for serving the patient population in Mid-Michigan. The program’s vision is to exceed all standards set forth by all accrediting bodies. Comprehensive training includes a wide range of surgical experiences with a substantial number of cases and an opportunity for research and scholarly pursuits, to ensure broad exposure for general surgery residents. Our program values include:

    • Service - The understanding, acceptance and individual commitment to a spirit of being of service to others and to the community.
    • Compassion - A caring expression for the circumstances and wellbeing of others, with a drive to alleviate pain, suffering, and disease.
    • Vibrancy - Health, enthusiastic and optimistic participation in peak performance. Synergistic, resilient and flexible teamwork to deliver unsurpassed care to patients.
    • Stewardship - A commitment to creative, responsible use of human and other resources to achieve the MHCC Mission and Vision
    • Integrity - The individual state of being in alignment with organizational, personal, professional, and humanitarian values.

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The McLaren Greater Lansing General Surgery Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Program ID: 4402500421.

Primary Training Site

Lansing, Michigan



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The McLaren Greater Lansing General Surgery Program offers exposure to a high volume and a broad range of surgical cases. McLaren Greater Lansing puts an emphasis on the basic and clinical fundamental science that underlies general surgery to ensure that all residents are well trained in the full range of basic science instruction. The surgery program follows a structured basic science curriculum composed of SCORE, Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education, and a rotating 2-year curriculum implemented by Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Statewide Campus System. This curriculum covers a variety of topics within all six competencies of patient care, medical knowledge, system-based practices, professionalism, interpersonal communication skills, and practice-based learning and improvement. The topics within each curriculum category cover basic to complex issues inclusive of 28 organ system-based categories separated into diseases/conditions and operations/procedures. The surgery program follows standards set forth by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Osteopathic Surgery to remain current on surgery curriculum updates and changes. The program follows a curriculum inclusive of the essential content areas of surgery such as alimentary tract, skin and soft tissue, breast, cardiothoracic, rural medicine, endocrine surgery, head and neck surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical critical care, surgical oncology, trauma, burn, vascular, UGI, colorectal, hepatobiliary, critical care, transplant, endoscopy, advanced laparoscopy, and robotics.


Resources and volume for most essential content requirements are provided through in-house rotations; however, several more specialized essential content rotations are obtained through extremely desirable out rotations at Spectrum Health: Butterworth, Spectrum Health: Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, Grant Medical Center, and The Cleveland Clinic. Residents accompany each core faculty to their perspective clinics guaranteeing each resident significant pre and post-operative education. Surgery residents also rotate through McLaren Greater Lansing’s Breast Clinic, Wound and Hyperbaric Center. Residents accompany core faculty to a nearby critical access hospital for training in rural surgical care and additional endoscopic procedures.