Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital Curriculum

Family Medicine Resident, PGY1  |  Family Medicine Resident, PGY2  |  Family Medicine Resident, PGY3 

Family Medicine Resident, PGY1  (example)                    

Rotation
Length
Emergency Medicine (Oakland)
1 month
General Internal Medicine (Oakland)
1 month
Critical Care / ICU
1 month
OB / GYN
1 month
Pediatrics (St. John Moross)
1 month
Radiology / Admission Service
1 month
Family Medicine
1 month
General Surgery
1 month
Night House Officer
1 month
OMM
1 month
General Internal Medicine (Macomb)
1 month
Elective
1 month

(First Year Residents spend one-half-day per week at the ambulatory continuity clinic, Oakland Primary Care)

 

Family Medicine Resident, PGY2 (example)

Rotation
Length
Emergency Medicine (Macomb)
1 month
General Internal Medicine (Macomb)
1 month
Cardiology
1 month
OB / GYN
1 month
Pediatrics
1 month
Surgical sub-specialty elective
1 month
Gastroenterology
1 month
OMM
1 month
Elective
4 months

 * Surgical sub-specialty electives include:  Urology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Ambulatory General Surgery, Podiatry and ENT.  Other recommended rotations include dermatology and geriatrics. 

(Second year residents spend one and a half days per week at the continuity clinic)

 

Family Medicine Resident, PGY3 (example)

Rotation
Length
Pulmonology
1 month
Surgical sub-specialty elective
1 month
OB / GYN
1 month
Pediatrics
1 month
Pediatrics
1 month
Surgical sub-specialty elective
1 month
Surgical sub-specialty elective
1 month
OMM
1 month
Elective
4 months

 * Surgical sub-specialty electives include:  Urology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Ambulatory General Surgery, Podiatry and ENT.  Other recommended rotations include dermatology and geriatrics. 

(Third year residents spend two days per week at the continuity clinic)

 

The above agenda for PGY2 and PGY3 is just an example.  A timeline will be provided for all PGY2 and PGY3 residents with their scheduled Emergency Medicine, General Internal Medicine, OMM and Gastroenterology rotations. Each resident is then expected to create and complete the rest of the above requirements in the time alloted.

 

Other Requirements

In addition to the required and elective rotations, residents attend monthly journal clubs, family practice department meetings, hospital lectures, and clinic lectures. 

 

Managed care topics and billing are taught during ongoing lectures at the ambulatory clinic by the faculty and administration.

 

Board review provided by faculty and resident driven activities are integrated into the curricula.  In-service exams are given annually to gauge the progression of each resident and intern.  Feedback through the exams and frequent faculty review provides areas of achievement and weakness to direct a focus of study.

 

Behavioral sciences are highlighted by having a psychologist available at the ambulatory care center to provide lectures and assist with cases.

 

Chart review is performed by residents to maintain a high level of care to our patients and develop necessary skills for future practice.