Family Medicine

Program Information

The Spectrum Health/Michigan State University Family Medicine Residency program is a 3 year program with 6 positions per year.

Clinical Environment

Residents will be working in both an urban and rural setting, with rotations at Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids; Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids; and United Hospital, Greenville.  The majority of the rotations will be at the rural community location, United Hospital in Greenville.

 

BUTTERWORTH HOSPITAL 

  • Established in 1873
  • Longstanding reputation of excellence in care, diagnostics, treatment, prevention and education
  • Offers a wide range of advanced medical, surgical and specialty care services
  • Major tertiary and quaternary referral center for West Michigan and beyond
  • The only Regional Burn Center and Level I Trauma Center in West Michigan
  • Clinical leader in cardiovascular, cancer, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, neurosciences, trauma and emergency care services, among many others.

 

 

 

 

DEVOS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

  • Magnificent free standing children’s hospital, opened 1/11/11
  • Referral center for 37 Michigan counties
  • More than 150 physicians in 50 pediatric specialties
  • More than 8,300 inpatient admissions annually
  • More than 190,000 outpatient visits annually
  • More than 50,000 pediatric emergency department visits annually and Level I trauma center with pediatric surgeons available 24/7

 

 

 

UNITED MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – GREENVILLE

  • 49 acute-care beds and 39 long-term-care beds
  • Convenient Care Walk-In Clinic
  • Heart and Vascular Care
  • Radiology Services
  • Respiratory Care
  • Sleep Wellness
  • Wound Care

 

Rotations

FIRST YEAR

Butterworth Campus:

Internal Medicine – 4 weeks
Medical ICU-4 weeks
Obstetrics – 4 weeks
Pediatrics – 8 weeks

Greenville Campus:

Inpatient Family Medicine– 8 weeks
Surgery – 4 weeks
Obstetrics/Newborn Nursery – 4 weeks

Outpatient Rotations:

Orientation – 4 weeks
Ortho – Sports Medicine – 4 weeks
Population Health – 4 weeks
Radiology & Research – 4 weeks (two ½ days per week spent on research)

SECOND YEAR

Greenville Campus:

Inpatient Family Medicine – 8 weeks
Emergency Medicine – 8 weeks
Obstetrics/Newborn Nursery – 4 weeks
Elective – 12 weeks (one ½ days per week spent on research)**

Outpatient Rotations:

Family Medicine Orientation – 4 weeks
Gynecology – 4 weeks
Ambulatory Peds – 4 weeks
Surgical Specialty Longitudinal – 8 weeks

Rotating through ENT, Ophthalmology, General Surgery Clinics,
Urology and Dermatology

THIRD YEAR

Greenville Campus:

Emergency Medicine – 4 weeks
Obstetrics/Newborn Nursery – 4 weeks
Inpatient Family Medicine – 4 weeks
Electives – 12 weeks (one ½ days per week spent on research) **

Outpatient Rotations:

Family Medicine Orientation – 4 weeks
Geriatrics – 4 weeks
Behavioral Medicine Longitudinal – 8 weeks
Residents will spend time on inpatient psychiatry, outpatient and children’s psychiatry, addiction medicine pain management, and neurodevelopmental pediatrics
Medical Specialty Longitudinal – 8 weeks
Residents will rotate with Neurology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology and Endocrinology
Ortho – Sports Medicine – 4 weeks

  ** Possible Electives: Acute/Urgent Care, Addiction medicine, Advanced Obstetrics, Allergy, Anesthesia, Cardiology, Critical Care, Dermatology-Adult or Pediatric, Endocrinology-Adult or Pediatric, Faculty Development/Junior Precepting, Gastroenterology-Adult or Pediatric, General Surgery, Geriatrics, Global Medicine, Health Systems Management/Practice Management, Hematology/Oncology-Adult or Pediatric, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, ID-Adult or Pediatric, Nephrology, Neurology-adult or pediatric, Neurosurgery, NICU/Advanced Pediatrics, Pain Management, Parental Elective, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Pulmonary Medicine –Adult or Pediatric, Research, Rheumatology, Rural medicine, Residents may design an elective in coordination with their advisor

Continuity Clinics

FIRST YEAR:  Residents will spend one ½ day per week in their continuity clinic while on inpatient rotations and up to four ½ days per week while on outpatient rotations. Residents will rotate in the nursing home every other month.

SECOND YEAR:  Residents will spend a minimum of one ½ day per week in their continuity clinic and on most rotations four ½ days per week will be in the clinic. Residents will rotate in the nursing home every other month.

THIRD YEAR:  Residents will spend between one and six ½ days per week in their continuity clinic.  Residents will rotate in the nursing home every other month.

Per class there will be three residents who will have clinic at the Spectrum Health Butterworth clinic and three residents who will have their clinic at the Spectrum Health United Methodist Greenville clinic.

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