First Year (PGY 1)
No overnight call during PGY 1 year!
PGY 1 call includes one ten-hour Saturday shift in the Emergency Department per month on average.
Second Year (PGY 2) and Third Year (PGY3)
Residents are assigned one call shift per month on average for our Family Medicine Hospital Service.
Weekly half day didactics occur every Wednesday in addition to one Friday afternoon per month. These didactics cover the breadth of family medicine practice and also include: Evidenced Based Medicine, Behavior Health, Procedural Training, OB & Pediatrics, and Wound Care.
MidMichigan Health also offers a variety of educational activities that residents are encouraged to attend. These include: EKG Grand Rounds, Cancer Conference, Leadership Safety Rounds, CCU Teaching Rounds and many other specialty-specific educational opportunities.
At Family Practice Center - Alma, we have the privilege of serving a large and diverse patient population, many of which, unfortunately - have been hit hard with the combined effects increasing obesity prevalence, smoking and limited health care access. All of which has led to poor health outcomes and many lost opportunities for a healthier, gratifying life. By Implementing the Lifestyle Medicine residency Curriculum (LMRC) track at our site, we will be able to not just patch up chronic illnesses with medications, but treat them from the roots and pave a sustainable path to a powerful, knowledgeable and enlightened community. This also provides our residents with the opportunity of becoming dual board certified upon graduation – through the added certification of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. At MSU/MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot, our goal is to dedicate more time educating future physicians on the importance of lifestyle medicine, not only for their patients' health, but also their own.
Procedural training is taught through longitudinal procedural training curriculum. Which includes lectures, workshops, and “procedure day” in clinic where resident works one on one with faculty.
Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) training is taught longitudinally throughout all 3 years of training.
Longitudinal formal hand off training through IPASS institute by creating standardized hand off.
Our program participates in the Statewide Campus System through Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Residents travel to East Lansing, Michigan once a month for approximately nine months per year. The SCS program cover a variety of topics including: ALSO Course, APLS Course, Colposcopy Course, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Dermatological Procedures, Chronic Diseases and Practice Management.