Residents have the opportunity to train in a number of outpatient settings that include experiences in medical and surgical subspecialties, women's health, behavioral and community experiences, practice management, as well as in the Clinical Simulation Center.
The Chelsea Health Center, an academic clinic serving the community of Chelsea, Mich. opened in 1978. Just 15 miles west of Ann Arbor, Chelsea is the essence of "small town USA," with a wide variety of small industry and a vibrant main street full of shops, art galleries and restaurants. The clinic is surrounded by old growth forest. We provide comprehensive patient-centered care and offer a collegial environment for residents and faculty. This includes an emphasis on team-based, behaviorally integrated care and training. The clinic is organized into three patient care teams of residents and faculty that have the feel of small group practices. Chelsea is a model academic and community practice, with faculty and residents practicing side-by-side and admitting patients to the Department's inpatient service at St. Joseph Mercy - Chelsea, which is a short walk away and where faculty and residents often meet for lunch.
The Ypsilanti Family Medicine Center opened in 1996 to provide care in an underserved, urban location. The clinic, located 11 miles east of Ann Arbor, offers services including: lab, nutrition, pharmacy, social work and procedures.
Ypsilanti is known for its diverse community, ranging from academic professionals (Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College) to at-risk populations. The clinic care is divided into two teams (Maize and Blue!) where we offer comprehensive family medicine services, with the goal of providing excellent clinical and preventive health services while meeting the education needs of our residents. Ypsilanti feels like a family with faculty and residents working side-by-side and admitting patients to the University of Michigan Family Medicine Inpatient Service. Providers at the Ypsilanti Health Center care for a diverse population with African-Americans, Caucasians, Hispanics, Middle Eastern, West African, and other immigrant populations. A significant percentage of office visits require translators and Ypsilanti Health Center has on-site Spanish and French U-M interpreters. The patient population is socio-economically diverse and includes a large number of obstetrical patients. Patients have easy access to on-site social workers, psychiatry, laboratory, and pharmacy to provide easy access for our patients.