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Residents and Interns

The Center for Family Health is a teaching facility. We partner with several universities, colleges and programs to provide clinical learning opportunities for physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants and others. 

There are many benefits to being a teaching facility:  Residents and interns are familiar with the latest medical breakthroughs and techniques, their enthusiasm is contagious among staff members and patients, and they chose a program where they would practice at a federally qualified health center.  

Medical Residency

Residents and medical students work with us through a partnership through two different programs – the University of Michigan and Henry Ford Allegiance Health.

Medical residents are physicians who have graduated from medical school and are completing their residency training within our clinic. All of the residents are licensed physicians but need to complete a residency (internship) in their specialty area prior to being able to practice independently. Licensed practicing physicians, called preceptors, supervise the residents. Our partner residency programs range from one to five years in length.

Length of Medical Residency Programs

Henry Ford Allegiance:
  • Traditional/Transitional - 1 year
  • Family Medicine - 3 years
  • Emergency Medicine - 4 years
  • Surgery - 5 years
U of M:
  • Preventive Medicine - 1 year

Family Medicine Continuity Clinic

The Center is the site for the Henry Ford Allegiance Family Medicine Continuity Clinic. This clinic gives residents a place to see patients for primary medical care. For the three years they are residents, these physicians can follow the ongoing care of their patients. While in the clinic, Preceptors -- physicians acting as teachers and supervisors -- assist the residents in caring for their patients.

The Continuity Clinic is open 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday; and every weekday afternoon except Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Patients can opt to see a resident for primary medical care.  The Family Medicine residents see fewer patients so they have more time to spend with each patient.  They are eager to work with patients to help them stay healthy.

If you are interested in this model of care, click here to learn more about the Family Medicine residents currently practicing at the Center.  Call 517-748-5500 to make an appointment with one of our residents.

Specialty Rotations

This gives residents experience in different physician specialties. Residents will rotate in 4-week blocks with several area physicians, including doctors at our Center. This is part of the Henry Ford Allegiance GME program.  Patients may see these residents working with their regular physicians.

Preventative Medicine

Residents in this program are able to see patients at the Center for primary medical care. They can follow the ongoing care of their patients here. While in the clinic, they are overseen by Center physicians acting as teachers and supervisors. This is part of the UM residency program.

These residents have a increase focus on healthy behaviors and the health of the community.

Medical Students

The Medical Students are in their third or fourth year of medical school. The last two years of medical school are heavily focused on clinical experience. Medical students provide much more limited hands on patient care. Center physicians supervise these students. These programs are through partnership with University of Michigan and Henry Ford Allegiance Residency/Michigan State University.

Dental Residency

The dental residents are licensed dentists who have graduated from dental school and are completing an AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) residency training within our clinic. The residents work with a supervising Center dentist who assists in their education. Most residents will be with us for one or two years. Dental residents have a full schedule to see patients every day all year long. This is part of the Lutheran Medical School of Dentistry residency program. Our Center is one of only two practices in Michigan to offer this opportunity.

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