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Family Medicine Residents will have the best of both worlds with inpatient rotations at both St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital (SJMLH) in Howell and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (SJMH) in Ann Arbor. Outpatient clinic rotations are associated with physicians who have privileges at either hospital.

Outpatient experiences:

Family Medicine Center - Residents will see patients at St. Joseph Mercy Brighton. This experience is designed to expose the resident to the diagnosis and treatment of problems and diseases encountered in the area of family medicine. Residents will take call during this rotation.

Adult Medicine Selective - These two rotations are based at both private practice and hospital-based clinics of physicians in Brighton, Howell or Ann Arbor. Orthopedics, Dermatology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Geriatric Medicine, Urology, and ENT - These rotations are with specialists in the Brighton, Howell or Ann Arbor area.

Inpatient experiences:

Emergency Medicine - These rotations occur at SJMLH - Howell, which has more than 56,000 visits per year. Residents will typically work Rotating shifts (days, evenings and midnights) throughout the month.

Critical Care - Residents rotate through the SJMH – Ann Arbor intensive care unit (MICU). This is an intense but rewarding rotation supervised by board certified critical care physicians.

Family Medicine Inpatient - Residents act as the attending physician, with daily faculty supervision and consultation, for hospitalized patients at St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital.

Outpatient/Inpatient experiences:

Obstetrics - During both of the OB rotations, residents join OB/GYN residents at SJMH - Ann Arbor on the L&D unit where they learn the knowledge and skills to manage active labor and have the opportunity to participate in both vaginal and C-section deliveries.

Pediatrics - The Inpatient pediatric rotation is in Ann Arbor and includes the NICU, well-baby nursery, and inpatient pediatric unit. Outpatient experience takes place in Brighton Pediatric Clinics.

Surgery - Both surgery rotations are in Livingston County, the outpatient surgery center in Brighton and the SJMLH-Howell surgery center.

Longitudinal experiences:

Continuity Obstetrics Clinic: Along with having continuity obstetrics patients at the Livingston FMC, residents also see continuity OB patients at the Corner Health Clinic in Ypsilanti, MI. This clinic has a mission to provide health care for a young population age 12-21 and is a great opportunity for our family medicine resident physicians to have a lasting impact on the lives of a young adult. Patients are seen one half day each week by residents on a rotating schedule. Patient encounters are under the supervision of SJMHL FM faculty.

Continuity Geriatric Care: Residents participate in providing continuity of care to a geriatric population at a local nursing home in Howell, MI. Residents typically go to the nursing home once each month in their 2nd and 3rd years.

Global Health

From its inception, the Family Medicine Residency program at Saint Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital has recognized the importance of serving the disadvantaged both in the United States and abroad. This includes a solid knowledge base of local diseases and culture, the skills to provide medical care, education and social support and the attitudes to be open, professional and caring for a diverse population. Residents who choose to participate in this program will have an opportunity to work with diverse populations locally and on international experiences.

Some examples of recent experiences:

September 2010 Haiti. Four residents and two faculty members provided medical services to the hurricane stricken Port-a-Prince and Legone communities in collaboration with Heart to Heart . A video from Jason Beatty, DO conveys his thoughts of the experience. Click here to watch the video.

March 2011 Guatemala. Three residents and two faculty members again joined forces with Heart to Heart to provide primary care services at a developing medical clinic in Pantanatic.

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