Ascension Providence Hospital Family Medicine Inpatient (Residency)

Faculty Contact: Cheryl Smith, MD

Rotation Location: Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus

Duration of the Rotation: 4 weeks

Students Per Month: 1

Work Hours: Weekdays; Call: One evening per week, two weekend shifts per rotation (16 hours per shift)

Prerequisites: 2 years of medical school; Family Medicine core clerkship completion; requires approval of a secondary application found here 

MSUCHM Course #: FM 612

General:  This is an inpatient rotation on the Family Medicine Inpatient Service at Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus.  Fourth year students work as part of a clinical team that includes interns, a co-chief, a chief resident and a faculty attending.  Students are assigned 2 to 4 patients with an intern.  Students assess new admissions with the residents and follow patients on daily clinical rounds.  An extensive conference schedule is offered.

Recommended Reading:
Textbook of Family Medicine, Ninth Edition, Robert E. Rakel, M.D., David Rake, MD
Recommended readings in family medicine journals


At the end of the rotation, the Rotation Director will collect data from the supervising physician and other medical team members and complete a written evaluation of the student that is reflective of the student’s academic competence, procedural proficiency and professional attributes. The standard medical school form from the student’s medical school will be used. If required, the student should complete a case log and an evaluation of the rotation and submit them to their medical school.