Our program takes pride in the quality of formal didactic education provided. Our didactics are designed to complement and prepare residents for the clinical learning they are doing every day. We have various forms of formal education.
Morning report is from 7:15am – 8:00am Monday through Thursday unless otherwise noted. It is mandatory for every resident to join unless they are on an excused rotation or PTO. Morning report is usually conducted by our residents and faculty or specialists including radiologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists and surgeons. Throughout the year every resident is required to give lectures on topics of their choice. The Night Float Team for that block is charge of doing an interactive case presentation during the fourth week of the block. See an example of our block 1 morning report schedule below:
Didactics are every Wednesday from 1:00pm – 5:00pm unless otherwise noted. This is protected time for education. With the exception of limited team, all other residents are excused from patient care to participate in didactic. Residents get to be a part of interactive bootcamps, procedure and leadership workshops, and Congdon or SCS conferences. Lectures are usually given by different specialists or by our faculty. See a sample of our block 1 didactic schedule below:
Our program is part of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Statewide Campus System. This gives our residents access to numerous resources for research, career guidance and education. We attend SCS events every month which specialize in family medicine training and often include hands-on workshops. To learn more about SCS please visit their website.
Ascension Genesys hosts a monthly lectures series called Congdon. Every month they present several lectures on a topic from a primary care scope. Speakers at Congdon include local and nationally-known specialists. To view topics and learn more please visit their website.