Co-Chief Residents

The three chief residents smiling with a sandy beach in the background.

Dear Prospective U-M Family Medicine Residents,

All of us at U-M are passionate about Family Medicine and are committed to providing the best patient care possible. Our program provides exceptional training and allows us to gain an incredible amount of experience in a relatively short period of time. We have the opportunity to work under the supervision of superb faculty educators who help us learn and grow as Family Physicians at one of the top health care systems in the country. Our residents leave the program as confident, first-rate physicians and become the “leaders and the best” in the field.

One of the unique aspects of our program is that we train at both a large academic tertiary care center as well as at a community-based setting at our continuity clinics and at Chelsea Community Hospital (St. Joseph Mercy Health Care). At Michigan Medicine, we have the opportunity to care for our patients in an academic medical setting and work with colleagues from all medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. At Chelsea Community Hospital, we are privileged to be the only residents in the hospital, and experience inpatient medicine in a community hospital setting with all of the unique opportunities and challenges that come with it.

At U-M, we practice full-spectrum family medicine. Our outpatient training is exemplary at our two continuity clinic sites in Ypsilanti and Chelsea. Our program and department are committed to the health of our communities, as can be seen through our Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) efforts at our six clinic sites. Our obstetric experience allows us to care for expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy and delivery, as well as attend to their newborns and the remainder of their families on our own Family-Mother-Baby service (FMB). Being at the University of Michigan, we have an opportunity to pursue a variety of interests and fellowships within family medicine, including geriatrics, palliative care, women’s health, sports medicine, research, and integrative medicine.

Of course, the greatest joy of residency is not the opportunities or challenges themselves, but the chance to take them on with a wonderful group of supportive colleagues and friends. While at work and also in our free time, we foster long-lasting professional and personal relationships that carry us through the trials and the triumphs of residency.  As an added bonus, we get to do all of this in Ann Arbor. A small Midwestern college town with the food, culture, and entertainment of a much larger city, Ann Arbor certainly offers something for everyone.

Thank you for your interest in our program! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or just want to get to know our program a little better, fammed-residency@umich.edu.

Sincerely,

Julie Blaszczak, M.D.
Liz Marshall, M.D.
Russ Wasylyshyn, M.D. 

 

 

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