Objectives & Training Structure
Program Goals & Objectives
The primary goal of Midland's Family Medicine Residency Program is to train physicians to:
- Commit to the personal, continuing and comprehensive care of patients
- Perform competently in multiple clinical settings
- Focus on a behavioral approach to patients
- Possess strong practice management skills
- Demonstrate self-directed learning
We adhere to the concept that physicians must be self-directed learners. As a resident, you are encouraged, with appropriate guidance from the faculty, to:
- Define your own learning goals
- Select appropriate experiences to achieve these goals
- Be responsible for assessing your progress
MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland provides:
- Clinical experiences you need to stimulate your education
- Resources to facilitate your learning process
- Tools to help evaluate your performance
Every resident in our program is assigned an educational advisor from the full-time family practice faculty. Your advisor will assist you with goal setting, reviewing your current level of competency, designing your learning experiences and evaluating your progress.
As an unopposed family practice program, other residencies or residents do not compete for clinical experiences. There is no lottery for rotations or attendings. Instead, all clinical experiences are yours to be had if you desire.
Daily Office Hours
One unique feature of MidMichigan's Family Medicine Residency program is our commitment to maintaining the resident/patient relationship through daily office hours.
|1 hour/day - 5 days/week
||150 patients in panel
|2 hours/day - 5 days/week
||400 patients in panel
|3 hours/day - 5 days/week
||600 patients in panel
Electives during the second and third year may be taken at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland or in local or nearby communities. Consistent with our self-directed learning model, you will design electives with guidance from your faculty advisor and with specific goals, defined objectives, structured clinical and educational experiences and an evaluation process.