Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital Additional Information

Vacation Time

  • PGY1 — 15 days plus 5 personal days
  • PGY2 — 15 days plus 5 Conference days
  • PGY3 — 15 days plus 5 Conference days

Note: Four of the Vacation days are taken either during the week of Christmas or during the week of New Years.



In addition to the above vacation and conference days, second year residents attend the AOA scientific assembly.  The third year residents attend the ACOFP/NBOME conference and exam in the spring. 



Moonlighting is encouraged for those residents that have completed internship and have obtained their permanent license.   Residents maintain federal regulations for monthly work hours and comply with the current requirements.  Work hour sheets are submitted to your faculty advisor and to medical education each month to monitor each resident's moonlighting.



Each resident is assigned a faculty advisor to discuss concerns such as scheduling rotations, vacation request, and regular progress reports.  Areas of improvement are provided as guidance to the residents from performance in the clinic, rotation evaluations, and an annual in-service exam.


In 2005, our clinical psychologist, Dr. Greenwald began observing the doctors' interactions with patients during routine visits.  Feedback from the observation is given to improve professionalism and patient encounters.



Ascension Providence Hospital Oakland Family Medicine received the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Ambulatory Care Setting.  The award recognizes primary care offices statewide for actively engaging in quality improvement initiatives to enhance the care of adult patients in Michigan.  Dr. Jeremy Fischer led the efforts to acheive the award for the 2004-2005 academic year.


Over the last decade, family medicine residents are consistently awarded the titles Intern and Resident of the Year. This year, Dr. Denise Gavorin was named the Intern of the Year and Dr. Laura Dreyer was named Resident of the Year at our recent graduation ceremony for St. John Macomb - Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center.  Dr. Dreyer was also the chief resident for the program and will continue on as an attending for our program.



Senior residents are required to submit one scientific paper during their residency.  Papers range from case reports to clinical research conducted in the outpatient clinical site, Oakland Primary Care.