Academic Programs Catalog

College of Osteopathic Medicine

Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties

W. Britt Zimmerman, Acting Chairperson

The Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties (OSS) include the divisions of anesthesiology, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, podiatry, and urology. The MSU Center for Orthopedic Research (MSUCOR) is a research-focused group of faculty. Medical students are trained in the surgical specialties through systems courses and hospital/office-based training. Students are provided with a broad-based surgical curriculum within our Statewide Campus System (SCS) with postgraduate training in the multiple surgical specialties. In addition, OSS is committed to developing and assisting with research programs, community health services, and state and national quality initiatives. These contribute to improving the quality and efficacy of health services for residents in Michigan and the wider community.