Family Medicine Inpatient
The program offers residents a unique opportunity to practice in both a local, community hospital as well as the tertiary care University Hospital. Residents care for patients with a broad range of medical problems and are supervised exclusively by Department of Family Medicine faculty.
Night Float and 24 Hour Calls
Four total weeks each year are dedicated to night shifts on one of our inpatient services. On night float services, residents work six 12-hour shifts per week, for two weeks at a time. In 2020, the residents requested a reduction in the overall number of 24 hour calls throughout residency. The administration examined many options, and residents voted to eliminate all 24 hour calls from the Family Mother Baby service, resulting in only four 24 hour calls in the second year, and four 24 hour calls in the third year. There are zero 24 hour calls in intern year. The change was championed by residents and organized by the residency leadership, to allow for a healthier residency lifestyle.
Residents work one-on-one with attending faculty from the Department of Family Medicine on our mother/baby service. They delivery patients who had their prenatal care in one of our family medicine clinics, and also provide care for their newborns after delivery. Interns also work with faculty from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The pediatric experiences take advantage of the resources, reputation and the tradition of compassionate patient care at the world-class Mott Children's Hospital, where residents work on the inpatient pediatrics service. Residents receive dedicated teaching from academic leaders in the Department of Pediatrics.