Welcome to the WMed Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) Residency Program
Residents in our four-year combined program receive the same education and training as categorical internal medicine and pediatric residents. While the Med-Peds Program is fully integrated in both disciplines, we have worked to maintain a sense of program individuality by providing opportunities to train in combined internal medicine and pediatric settings.
WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine has received recognition as part of the inaugural class of ACGME residency programs to receive osteopathic recognition for three of our residency programs as of July 1, 2015. We now have the only Medicine-Pediatrics residency program in the country with osteopathic recognition and are able to offer an osteopathic-focused track available to our residents. Our Internal Medicine program is one of four in the country making osteopathic recognition available to its residents and our Family Medicine program is one of 13 programs nationwide as well. We take pride in continuing a tradition that has already been in place since 2004 when we first started osteopathic training in Kalamazoo. Having this osteopathic-focused track allows both osteopathic and allopathic graduates to participate in learning about osteopathic principles through monthly didactics, OMT Clinic time, and hands-on instruction in the principles of manual medicine. We are offering this optional track to the residents who match into our residency programs.
During the first six weeks of residency, first-year Med-Peds and Internal Medicine residents participate in Foundations of Clinical Medicine. The workshops, which began at the medical school in the summer of 2015, give new interns the chance to develop and hone the basic diagnostic and procedural skills they will use during residency. All faculty and senior residents from Med-Peds and Internal Medicine, as well as community faculty, help teach the workshops.
Combined Med-Peds clinic
Combined Med-Peds conferences, including Med-Peds Grand Rounds
Well-integrated curriculum with easy transitions between the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Programs
An international health/tropical medicine elective
Combined-trained program director and faculty
Combined-trained Infectious Disease Subspecialist
Med-Peds Chief Resident
Board eligibility in both specialties
Dedicated program coordinator and administrative assistant