About The Program

About the program caption Sparrow hospital

Our program is a dually accredited training site that prepares residents for certification by both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine. Residents participate in a rigorous curriculum between Sparrow Hospital and McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital. The close proximity and affiliation with Michigan State University Colleges of Osteopathic and Human Medicine offers our residents a unique opportunity to participate in medical student education, simulation medicine, and hands-on procedural laboratories. 

Sparrow Hospital boasts Level I Trauma certification with a high-volume/high-acuity, fast-paced ED environment seeing over 100,000 patients per year, with a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department.  Sparrow is a Comprehensive Stroke Care Center with interventional capability, and also has pediatric and neonatal intensive care units in addition to the medical, trauma, and cardiac intensive care units. 

The McLaren Greater Lansing facility offers diverse community hospital emergency department care with lots of hands-on learning opportunities.  This hospital specializes in orthopedics and cardiac care. In this hospital system, you will truly realize the feel for real community medicine. It is rare in a program to have two core sites that are so different in practice styles. This allows you to learn how to manage patients independently and with a team of specialists by your side.

Training in Lansing offers the best of both worlds, with a Level I trauma tertiary care center as well as a community hospital center.  Our residency has been training residents for over 35 years, and is located in the home city of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.  Our didactics occur every Thursday and once a month on Wednesdays. They include small group sessions, EKG interpretative skills, simulation sessions, journal club, interdisciplinary group learning, ultrasound sessions, and skills labs. We have a dedicated group of faculty members who enjoy teaching and mentoring residents.  Faculty participate both regionally and nationally in emergency medicine education. 

We promise to offer you outstanding training in emergency medicine in a tertiary care community-based hospital environment that offers nearly all of the specialty areas that our patients may possibly require.