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Midland Family Medicine Residency: 4-Year Curriculum

The Future of Family Medicine Training

In today’s medical environment, family physicians are expected to be the stewards of the healthcare system, coordinators of chronic disease management and leaders in the Patient Centered Medical Home. However, training time has slowly been eroded through changes in duty hour rules. Although this is certainly beneficial for the well-being of residents, it has also resulted in the inability to accomplish as much during training as prior graduates. In addition, the medical scope of today’s family practitioners is ever-increasing.

Dr. Andrew Wolford & Dr. Michael Will

Given this new environment, the family medicine residency here in Midland, Michigan is excited and grateful to have been chosen by the ACGME & ABFM as a pilot program for a 4-year model of training. In four years, our family medicine residents will graduate with a robust medical knowledge base and ample clinical experiences. This will enable them to become not only excellent family physicians for their patients, but also leaders in their communities and health systems. Furthermore, including the concept of an “area of concentration” (AOC) will allow residents to further refine their training to fit their specific future needs. All of us at the residency are excited to begin this new journey in becoming leaders in the new vision of family medicine training.


First Year (PGY 1)

1 block - Orientation

3 blocks - Family Medicine Service

1 block - Psychiatry

1 block - Orthopedics/PM&R

2 blocks - Pediatrics

1 block - General Surgery

1 block - Obstetrics

1 block - Dermatology

1 block - Emergency Medicine

Second Year (PGY 2)

1 block - Cardiology

2 blocks - Clinical Seminars

1 block - Pediatrics

2 blocks - Night FMS

1 block - Obstetrics

1 block - Gynecology

1 block - Family Medicine Service

1 block - PCHM/OFC

1 block - Neurology

1 block - Intensive Care

Third Year (PGY 3)

1 block - PCMH/OFC

2 blocks - Clinical Seminars

2 blocks - Elective

1 block - Family Medicine Service

1 block - Hematology/Oncology

1 block - Obstetrics

1 block - ENT/Ophthalmology

2 blocks - Night FMS

1 block - Pediatrics

Fourth Year (PGY 4)

1 block - Nephrology/Urology

1 block - Obstetrics

1 block - Orthopedics

1 block - Family Medicine Service

3 blocks - Elective

4 blocks - Area of Concentration

1 block - Occupational Medicine/Urgent Care

Longitudinal Curriculum

Behavioral Medicine
Office Procedures

Dr. Danawala and Residents from the Residency program in Midland, Michigan.Research Opportunities

Our residents are active in research and scholarly pursuits through an ongoing research curriculum under the direction of Lynn E. Simons, Psy.D. Each year, they present regionally and often nationally, and do quality improvement projects as part of their PCMH rotations. Our faculty participate in scholarly activity and are heavily involved in creating a 4-year model of training in Family Medicine through an ACGME Demonstration Grant.

Call Responsibility

Intern Year
Call shifts include: 24 hour shifts on Saturdays and 12 hour shifts on Fridays, Sundays, and mid-week holidays. There is no night float rotation in the intern year of training.

Call shifts include: 24 hour shifts on Saturdays and 12 hour shifts on Fridays, Sundays, and mid-week holidays. Upper level residents also cover 12 hour weekend shifts in the ER. There are 2 months of night float second & third year.

1st Year - 1hr/day Office
2nd Year - 2hrs/day Office
3rd & 4th Years - 3hrs/day Office

Apply Through ERAS

  • Deadline: December 1
  • Our NRMP Matching number: 1961120C0
  • Listed as: MidMichigan Med Ctr - MI, Midland, Family Medicine

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