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Curriculum

We go by a 4-week, 13 block scheduling system for both allopathic and osteopathic programs.

PGY 1

3 Blocks
2 Blocks
1 Block
1 Block
1 Block
1 Block
1 Block
1 Block
1 Block
1 Block

Inpatient
Family Medicine Center
OB
Surgery
Peds Inpatient
Peds Outpatient
Emergency Medicine
Orthopedics
Elective
Adult Medical Services

PGY 2
2 Blocks
2 Blocks
1 Block
1 Block
1 Block
1 Block
1 Block
1 Block
1 Block
1 Block
1 Block

Inpatient
Family Medicine Center
Obstetrics
Surgery
Gynecology
 Peds Outpatient
Emergency Medicine
Orthopedics
Elective
Adult Medical Services
ICU

PGY 3
2 Blocks
3 Blocks
3 Block
1 Block
1 Block
1 Block
1 Block
1 Block

Inpatient
Family Medicine Center
ElectiveS
Adult Medical Services
Ophthalmology / Otolaryngology
Dermatology
Peds ER
Geriatrics

Curriculum Descriptions

Livingston Family Medicine Center (FMC) - Our clinic is located in Brighton, MI. This outpatient experience is designed to expose the resident to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions encountered in all aspects of family medicine. Residents carry after hours call during this rotation.

Family Medicine Adult Inpatient Service - Our inpatient service is designed as a 12 hour shift in which there are generally 2 interns who manage their own patients with the supervision of a 2nd and 3rd year resident as well as an attending faculty member. This rotation exposes the resident to the appropriate management of inpatient disease as well as focusing on the transition between the hospital stay and the primary care office.

Emergency Medicine - Our residents rotate through the SJM-Livingston Emergency Department, which is located at St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, as well as a free standing ED at St. Joseph Mercy Brighton. Both locations offer exceptional learning opportunities in emergency cases as well as excellent exposure to procedures such as suturing, splinting, central line placement, and other emergent techniques.

Pediatrics - Residents will manage pediatric inpatients at SJM-Ann Arbor as well as participate at community outpatient pediatric clinics.  The SJM-Ann Arbor also has a pediatric ER,that residents rotate through.

Obstetrics - During the OB rotations, the residents join the OB/GYN residents at SJM-Ann Arbor. They gain experience managing the labor and delivery unit as well as obstetrical triage. They will obtain the knowledge and skills to manage active labor and have the opportunity to participate in vaginal and C-section deliveries.

Surgery - General and orthopedic surgery rotations are done at SJM-Livingston and SJM Brighton, the latter housing an outpatient surgery suite. The residents will be exposed to the management of general and orthopedic surgical issues.

Medicine Subspecialty Selective - These rotations are conducted in either hospital-based rounds or at private clinics in Howell, Brighton, or Ann Arbor. Rotations include Cardiology, Pulmonary, Neurology, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, and Infectious Diseases. Other rotations can be arranged based the resident’s interests.

Geriatrics - Our inpatient geriatrics rotation is conducted at the Acute Care for Elderly (ACE) unit at SJM-Ann Arbor. This is a shared unit between SJM and the University of Michigan. Residents are also expected to care for a continuity geriatric population, which involves extended care facilities in Howell and Brighton.

Intensive Care Unit - Residents will learn to care for the critically ill patients in our Medical Intensive Care Unit at SJM-Ann Arbor. Shifts include days as well as nights. There are excellent opportunities to participate in central line placement, arterial line placement, intubation, and other procedures.

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