Greetings!Jeffery McGowan DO

Since my graduation from MSU/Sparrow Emergency Medicine Residency in 2016, my two primary focuses as a faculty member have been simulation and procedural competency.  Currently, EM residents participate in monthly simulation scenarios as well as frequent training/testing of procedures to maintain the highest level of procedural competency. Residents train with high-fidelity mannequins and task trainers to prepare them for safe and reliable patient care. After the introduction of our simulation curriculum, I personally have witnessed increased confidence in resident critical decision making in challenging clinical scenarios. My goal is to use simulation as an educational tool to advance clinical skills and patient assessment. For me, the most satisfying part of simulation is seeing residents use their skills learned in simulation to provide excellent patient care.

Jeffery McGowan, DO
Simulation Director






About lansing1 caption Lansing capitol hill

Lansing serves as the capital of Michigan and is located in the center of the state, about 90 miles west of Detroit (the largest city). The greater Lansing area has a population of nearly one half million people. It has all the attributes of a mid-sized city in addition to rural small town hospitality outside of the city. It also has the added benefits of a nearby college town atmosphere.

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In the city of Lansing and nearby East Lansing there is plenty to do including:

  • Visiting the Wharton Center for a Broadway production
  • Potter Park Zoo and the Gardens at Michigan State
  • Lake Lansing, County Parks and Nature Centers with canoeing, fishing, skiing and biking
  • Lansing Lugnuts: A Class-A minor league baseball team affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays
  • MSU Big Ten Sporting events: Basketball and football are especially popular events to go to.
  • Take a walk or bike ride along the expansive Lansing River Trail

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The Michigan State University in East Lansing offers:

  • Big Ten College town atmosphere with plenty of shopping, restaurants and bars
  • Intramural sports and exercise facilities, pools, and Forest Akers Golf Course
  • Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
  • The MSU Dairy Store serves fresh ice cream year-round

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In the entire state of Michigan there are even more opportunities including:

  • Thousands of parks and lakes (including the Great Lakes themselves)
  • Hundreds of festivals year-round
  • Historic Mackinac Island
  • Beauty: sand dunes, shores, wineries, apple orchards, golf courses, cross country biking and skiing to enjoy in all four seasons


Residency Curriculum - Rotations by Year 


Orientation/Emergency Medicine

(includes 2 weeks of EM Ultrasound)

8 weeks

Emergency Medicine

12 weeks


2 weeks

Sparrow ICU (junior)

12 weeks


2 week

Pediatric  EM

4 weeks

Internal Medicine

4 weeks


2 weeks


1 week


1 week


2 weeks


4 weeks



Emergency Medicine

(Includes 1 week EM Ultrasound)

36 weeks

Pediatric ICU

4 weeks

Sparrow ICU (Junior)

4 weeks

Peds Surgery/ Peds Sedation

3 weeks


2 weeks


4 weeks


Emergency Medicine

(includes 4 weeks rural EM)

40 weeks

Sparrow ICU (senior)

4 weeks


5 weeks


4 weeks


  1. Ultrasound- 1 week
  2. Stroke 2 weeks
  3. ENT 1-2 weeks
  4. Forensic Pathology 1 week
  5. Radiology 1 week
  6. Toxicology 1 week
  7. Urology 1-2 week
  8. Senior Teaching E.M. Rotation 1 - 4 weeks
  9. Manual Medicine/OMM  2 - 4 weeks
  10. Research 2 weeks
  11. ED Administration 1 week
  12. Legal 1 week
  13. Oral Surgery 1 week 
  14. Plastics/Hand Surgery 1 - 2 weeks
  15. Orthopedics 2 - 4 weeks
  16. Sexual Assault and Forensic Examiner (SAFE; 1 Adult and 1 Pediatric)


The conference schedule provides academic exposure to the Core Curriculum of Emergency Medicine. It systematically prepares residents for the certification examinations of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. During the residents' training, in-service training examinations and written and oral board preparation examinations are taken. Individuals are also evaluated on clinical and academic proficiency. Residents are required to complete a research project or prepare a paper for publication prior to graduation. Our residents are supported by research associates, undergraduate students who assist in patient enrollment for ongoing studies. Opportunities to teach paramedics, serve administratively, and follow academic pursuits are provided. 




Held every Thursday 7:30 am - 12:00 noon and covers the following:

  • - Core Content
  • - Morbidity and mortality cases
  • - Junior Literature Review
  • - Senior Grand Rounds
  • - Journal Club & problem-Based learning sessions
  • - Junior & Senior Case Conferences
  • - Oral Boards Practice
  • - Guest lectures





The Statewide Campus System (SCS) is a consortium of osteopathic medical education in the state of Michigan, including 47 hospitals and over 1900 trainees across all specialties. SCS combines monthly didactic sessions  held every 3rd Wednesday 7:30am-11:30am for all osteopathic emergency medicine residents in the State, allowing for nationally renowned speakers and world-class didactics. There are also multiple workshops and labs organized through SCS with instructors from notable institutions across the country.  These are available to all MSU-Sparrow EM Lansing residents, and include advanced airway, basic and advanced ultrasound, slit lamp, anatomy, dental, HazMat, and ballistics labs.




  • - High fidelity SIM Lab monthly with pediatric and adult cases
  • - Procedure Lab (Twice per year)
  • - Wilderness Medicine outdoor lab
  • - Suture Clinic
  • - Splint Lab
  • - Airway Lab
  • - Extrication Lab
  • - ACLS Instructor Training
  • - APLS Certification
  • - ATLS Certification
  • - Base Station Training
  • - Trauma, Surgery, and Pediatric-EM Interdisciplinary Conference
  • - Ultrasound labs occur in monthly small group sessions with live models with instruction from our ultrasound director

Additionally, we provide our residents with a large variety of resources to study for Boards including HIPPO EM, ROSH Review, National Board of Emergency Medicine, PEER Review, and ECGWeekly.


Time is divided during residency towards training at two world class training institutions- Sparrow Hospital and McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital of Lansing, Michigan. Residents spend approximately 60% of their time at Sparrow Hospital, and the remaining 40% of their time at McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital. Residents additionally receive an academic appointment from Michigan State University CHM and COM and are able to take advantage of the teaching, research, and academic benefits of being associated with this large Big Ten academic institution.

Sparrow hospital

Sparrow Hospital

  • 68 Bed State of the Art ED opened in January 2009
  • Approximately 100,000 visits annually
  • 676 Inpatient Beds
  • Level 1 Trauma Center drawing patients from throughout the Mid-Michigan area and beyond
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center of Excellence
  • Home of the Granger Pediatric Emergency Department with an annual volume of approximately 28,000 visits
  • Center of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Program
  • Residents work in high-acuity trauma hall with 4 resuscitation bays
  • EPIC charting system hospital-wide
  • Ultrasound machines
  • Portable laptops provided for resident use on-shift with wireless connectivity

McLaren greater lansing hospital

McLaren Greater Lansing

  • 36 Bed Emergency Department
  • Approximately 50,000 ED visits annually
  • 262 Inpatient Beds
  • Offers all acuities in a community hospital setting
  • Ultrasound machine
  • Primary Stroke Certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)
  • Offers resident autonomy in all aspects of patient care with close supervision by EM faculty
  • Cerner charting system
  • Physician workstations with desktop computers

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