Our curriculum is structured to facilitate each resident meeting all ACGME requirements for graduation and board eligibility. Your outpatient continuity clinic experience will be a priority. You will get the opportunity to work side-by-side with our faculty providing care to a complex and challenging patient population.
Our Curriculum By Year
(13 four-week blocks)
|1||The Health Continuum|
|1||Health Systems Management|
Conferences will be held in a 4-hour block on Thursday mornings. Schedules are built to facilitate attendance at the conferences which will be held at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. The educational experience will include lecture-discussion, journal clubs, quality review, board review, workshops and wellness activities. The conference schedule is planned in an 18-block rotation. Residents will be teachers as well as learners and will present topics related to specific rotations, morbidity and mortality review, interesting cases and case reviews.
Inpatient Family Medicine and Outpatient Experiences
Inpatient Family Medicine will be provided to our family medicine patients at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. The care and education will be coordinated by residency faculty with support of the Internal Medicine Hospitalist Services physicians who are in-house 24-hours per day.
Outpatient Experiences will include continuity clinics at Grace Health in the Family Medicine Practice, rotations with Pediatrics, OB/GYN and ancillary services such as optometry, physical therapy, complex care management, quality and administration. In the community, you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, including multiple family medicine and subspecialty offices, the Calhoun County Health Department, local schools and with CentraCare (a local Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly or PACE) providing care to elders in the community.
Electives are scheduled in the PGY2 and PGY3 years and offer traditional subspecialty, inpatient and outpatient options, but as a new program, the option of a self-designed elective will be encouraged. As residents in a new program, this is a great opportunity to help shape the program to provide the best educational experience possible.
Why should I consider a new program? Battle Creek, MI, is a small city that has embraced the opportunity to be involved in the training of family physicians. We are the first residency program at both Bronson Battle Creek Hospital and Grace Health, which offers a unique opportunity to determine the best educational fit in both sites for the residency. We are looking for residents who want to be part of building a program of excellence in this hospitable environment.
Your residency director has years of experience in resident education in both the community and university settings and is open to new ideas to make the program one of the best.