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Message from the Program Director

The Sparrow Hospital Urology Residency is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved urology residency training program. It is affiliated with the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Statewide Campus System and has direct faculty ties to Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. The program is approved for 2 residents per year to include both the PGY 1 pre-urology as well as the URO1 - URO4 training years. The PGY 1 pre-urology training year is spent with the MSU General Surgery Residency program. The Urology Residency faculty is comprised of clinicians from both academic and private practice. As such, the resident is exposed to a balance of academic and private practice urology. The Sparrow Hospital Urology Residency program includes a wide scope, variety, and volume of surgical hands-on training, balanced with non-operative clinical training, education, academics, and scholarly activity.
Those who have visited and completed clinical rotations with our training program have appreciated a strong resident culture which supports teamwork and commitment to each of their fellow residents. This is a reflection our resident selection process; searching for high caliber candidates with strong academics and a sense of responsibility for their fellow resident’s success. We make every effort to identify candidates who possess qualities of professionalism, compassion, work ethic, and dedication to our program.

The following pages fully describe the Sparrow Hospital Urology Residency; our philosophy, curriculum, and both clinical and educational standards. Our program is designed to provide a competitive, comprehensive education in urology and urological surgery which will allow the resident to follow the career path of their choosing.

Donald P. Bartkowski, D.O., FACOS
Program Director, Sparrow Hospital Urology Residency
Associate Professor, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

For more information about our residency program or questions about the application process, please contact:

Residency Program Coordinator
Elese Bates
GMEI-c/o Sparrow
1322 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite 202B
Lansing, MI 48912

Residency Program Director
Donald P. Bartkowski, D.O. 
Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
909 Fee Road
West Fee Hall Room B415
East Lansing, MI 48824