Message from the Director
Administratively we are sponsored by Michigan State University and works out of the Department of Surgery. The fellowship is financed through Sparrow Health System and represents a concrete example of the partnership between two high quality institutions
We think the Kolb model of an active learning style is applicable here: the cycle of concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualism, and active experimentation. We recognize that within surgery there are different learning styles, and we accommodate them within the framework of surgical teaching. Faculty are actively involved in the care of surgical patients and do much of their teaching in rounds, at the bedside, and across the operating room table. We use such technology as is available to us to enhance the fellowship learning experience and as a supplement to their clinical workload. We run an active academic program where fellows are encouraged to explore questions on their own as well as teach those physicians and students who are rotating on the critical care service.
As a surgical educator, I strongly believe that with dedication and repetition, success is always possible, and that I can inspire my fellows to be effective attendings themselves one day.
Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember.
Involve me and I understand.
- Chinese proverb