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Residency Curriculum List

We go by a 4-week, 13 block scheduling system for both allopathic and osteopathic programs.


1 Block Orientation

3 Blocks Adult Inpatient

1 Block Family Medicine Center

1 Block OB

1 Block Surgery

1 Block Peds Inpatient

1 Block Peds Outpatient

1 Block Emergency Medicine

1 Block Orthopedics

1 Block Cardiology

1 Block Elective


2 Blocks Adult Inpatient

1 Block Family Medicine Center

1 Block Obstetrics

1 Block Surgery

1 Block Gynecology

1 Block Peds Outpatient

1 Block Emergency Medicine

1 Block Behavioral Health

1 Block ICU

1 Block Gastroenterology

2 Block Elective


2 Blocks Adult Inpatient

1 Block Family Medicine Center

1 Block Pulmonology

1 Block Neurology

1 Block Ophthalmology/ENT

1 Block Dermatology

1 Block Peds ER

1 Block Geriatrics

1 Block Urology

3 Blocks Electives

Curriculum Descriptions

Livingston Family Medicine Center (FMC) - Our clinic is located in Brighton, MI. This outpatient experience is designed to expose the resident to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions encountered in all aspects of family medicine. Residents carry after hours office call during this rotation.

Family Medicine Adult Inpatient Service - Our inpatient service is designed as a 12 hour shift in which there are generally 2 interns who manage their own patients with the supervision of a 2nd and 3rd year resident as well as an attending faculty member. This rotation exposes the resident to the appropriate management of inpatient disease as well as focusing on the transition between the hospital stay and the primary care office.

Emergency Medicine - Our residents rotate through the SJM-Livingston Emergency Department, which is located at St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, as well as a free standing ED at St. Joseph Mercy Brighton. Both locations offer exceptional learning opportunities in emergency cases as well as excellent exposure to procedures such as suturing, splinting, central line placement, and other emergent techniques.

Pediatrics - Residents will manage pediatric inpatients at SJM-Ann Arbor as well as participate at community outpatient pediatric clinics. Residents have a Pediatric Emergency Medicine experience through our SJM-Ann Arbor Emergency Room.

Obstetrics - During the OB rotations, the residents join the OB/GYN residents at SJM-Ann Arbor. They gain experience managing the labor and delivery unit as well as obstetrical triage. They will obtain the knowledge and skills to manage active labor and have the opportunity to participate in vaginal and C-section deliveries.

Behavioral Health Services – This rotation exposes residents to a mix of inpatient and outpatient mental health services. This rotation is done at the St. Mary's Inpatient unit in Livonia, MI as well as several local outpatient resources in the Brighton and Howell area.

Surgery - General and orthopedic surgery rotations are done at SJM-Livingston and SJM Brighton, the latter housing an outpatient surgery suite. The residents will be exposed to the management of general and orthopedic surgical issues.

Geriatrics - Our inpatient geriatrics rotation is conducted at the Acute Care for Elderly (ACE) unit at SJM-Ann Arbor. This is a shared unit between SJM and the University of Michigan. Residents are also expected to care for a continuity geriatric population, which involves extended care facilities in Howell and Brighton.

Intensive Care Unit - Residents will learn to care for the critically ill patients in our Medical Intensive Care Unit at SJM-Ann Arbor. Shifts include days as well as nights. There are excellent opportunities to participate in central line placement, arterial line placement, intubation, and other procedures.