Sparrow Graduate Medical Education Residency and Fellowship programs

As a major teaching hospital, Sparrow offers residents and fellows access to the best clinicians, technologies and facilities available. Sparrow enjoys a cooperative and collaborative relationship with Michigan State University Colleges of Human Medicine.  Sparrow Hospital, in cooperation with MSU, provides a foundation for clinical and academic leadership through a stimulating environment with dedicated physician faculty, outstanding clinicians and personal mentors.

Sparrow offers a comprehensive, well-rounded set of clinical experiences that include patient care, academics and clinical research. For more information about our residency and fellowship programs, please visit the links below:

Visiting Residents

Sparrow is pleased to offer Visiting Resident opportunities to those that are in ACGME sponsored programs. Please fill out the Visiting Resident Application. Visiting Resident opportunities will be considered based on availability and approval from the Graduate Medical Education office and the Program you are hoping to rotate to.  

Visiting Medical Students for Students Underrepresented in Medicine

In order to further promote greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of medicine and to enrich our applicant pool,  Sparrow Hospital  and the office of Graduate Medical Education is proud to offer individual $1,000 scholarships for medical students that come from traditionally underrepresented racial/ethnic groups.   This scholarship may be utilized for travel, housing, meals, and other expenses related to time spent on these two to four -week electives  at Sparrow Hospital.  This scholarship will be provided based upon successful completion of the rotation and after submission of appropriate documentation of incurred expenses up to $1,000.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must currently be in their 3rd year of medical school applying for 4th year electives
  • Students much be in good academic standing at an LCME accredited U.S. Medical School or COCA accredited U.S. Osteopathic Medical School
  • Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Students must come from a background that is traditionally underrepresented in medicine which is defined as the following races/ethnicities:
    • African American
    • Hispanic
    • Native American
    • Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian
  • Students must reside a minimum of 60 miles from Lansing, Michigan.


Application Process:

The following are required for consideration of the Visiting Student Scholarship Application:

  • Students should submit to Sparrow Hospital a visiting rotation application through VSAS with all institutional requirements completed.
  • Send the following to the with subject line “Sparrow  Visiting Student Elective Scholarship Program”
    • A Letter of Interest (no more than 400 words) in which you describe a bit about yourself, reasons behind your interest in  the specialty elective ,  and career goals that you may have. 
    • A copy of your current CV
    • Application (see below for application)

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