Quality Education Begins with Quality Patient Care
Central to your clinical experience in the Midland program will be the care of your patient panel in the Family Practice Center. It is located centrally in the Gerstacker Building on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland. About 10,500 patients are registered with the Center and we see more than 25,000 patients each year. Family Practice Center patients represent a wide cross section of the population in this area.
Clinical areas that distinguish MidMichigan's program from other Family Medicine Residencies include: daily clinic hours, longitudinal and block emergency medicine experience and tier one obstetrical training.
For your patients, you will be their personal family physician, addressing their questions, concerns and problems over the phone and in your office. It also permits you to gain experience in the role you will most likely play in your future practice
Adult inpatient medicine service is staffed by a faculty member, 1-2 first year residents and a senior resident.
Direct contact with attendings represent the full spectrum of medical specialties (cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, neurology, pulmonology, etc...)
Obstetrics (Labor & Delivery)
Area obstetricians are very supportive of family physicians. Family Medicine Residents are the only residents on the OB unit.
Midland is the home of Jack Pfenninger, M.D. the author of Procedures for Primary Care. Some of the chapters in the text were authored by local attending staff. We have a proud tradition of procedural training that is spread across our new 4 year curriculum. We expect the additional year of training will afford residents the opportunity to add higher level procedural skills in their area of concentration to their toolbox.
Procedure training is taught through a combination of longitudinal lectures, procedure workshops, half day procedure clinics, and one on one precepting of procedures during routine clinic time one to two times per month. We maintain a set of core procedures that all resident must learn but in addition have a list that the faculty recommends residents learn to meet the needs of their future practice.