Program Overview

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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 an 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 and a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department.  Sparrow also includes Comprehensive Stroke Care with Stroke Unit, and 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 all acuities and has a major orthopedic focus with many hands-on learning opportunities.  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.  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. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about our program and thank you for your interest in MSU- Lansing Emergency Medicine. 

David Castle, DO FACEP
Program Director