Curriculum: Family Medicine Residency in Midland

The Future of Family Medicine Training

Dr. Andrew Wolford & Dr. Michael Will

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. Our long-standing daily office hours, strong procedural and obesttrical training and involvement in PCMH and other practice transformation initiatives ensure our graduates are well-prepared to meet these challenges.

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. Our recent graduates have found employment in academic medicine with and without obstetrics, rural emergency medicine, rural and community-based outpatient medicine and hospital medicine.

Longitudinal Curriculum

  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Office Procedures
  • Practice Management
  • Sports Medicine
  • Research
  • Arts and Humanities

Rotations

First Year

  • Family Medicine Orientation (1 month)
  • Cardiology (1 month)
  • Dermatology (1 month)
  • Family Medicine Service (3 months)
  • Obstetrics (1 months)
  • Orthopedics (1 month)
  • Pediatrics (2 months) 
  • Psychiatry (1 month)
  • Surgery (1 month)

Second Year

  • Clinical Seminars (1 month)
  • Emergency Medicine (1 month)
  • Elective (1 month)
  • Family Medicine Service (1 month)
  • Geriatrics/Palliative Care (1 month)
  • Gynecology (1 month)
  • Health Systems Management (1 month)
  • ICU (1 month)
  • Night Family Medicine Service (2 months)
  • Obstetrics (1 month)
  • Pediatrics (1 month)

Third Year

  • Clinical Seminars (1 month)
  • Emergency Medicine (1 month)
  • Elective (2 months)
  • Family Medicine Service (1 month)
  • Medical Subspecialty* (1 month)
  • Night Family Medicine Service (2 months)
  • Obstetrics (1 month)
  • Orthopedics (1 month)
  • Pediatrics (1 month)
  • Surgical Sub-Specialty** (1 month)

*Medical Subspecialty Electives (examples)

  • All day office
  • Cardiology
  • EMS
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Urgent Care
  • Wound Care
  • Other (approved by faculty)

**Surgical Subspecialty Electives (examples)

  • Breast Surgery
  • Colorecetal Surgery
  • CT Surgery
  • Encocrine Surgery
  • ENT
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Trauma
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Other (approved by faculty)

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/Research rotations. Recently, residents have presented at the Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference.

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.

PGY 2 and PGY3
Call shifts include: 24 hour shifts on Saturdays and 12 hour shifts on Fridays, Sundays, and mid-week holidays. There are 2 months of night float second & third year.

Daily Office Hours

1st Year - 1 hour/day
2nd Year - 2 hours/day
3rd Year - 3-4 hours/day

Apply Through ERAS

  • Deadline: December 1
  • Midland NRMP code 1961120C0
  • Rural Track NRMP code 1961120C1
  • Listed as: MidMichigan Med Ctr - MI, Midland, Family Medicine

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