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PH GME Family Medicine Residency Program Details


Our mission is to create an excellent educational experience in a nurturing environment while providing quality comprehensive care for all of our patients. Highlights of the program include inpatient and outpatient patient-centered care, family centered maternity care, sports medicine, care of the poor, care of the elderly, international medicine.

We invite you to join our family at Providence where family values are still of the utmost importance.

Program Features
The following features are included in the Family Medicine Residency Program:

  • 47,000+ outpatient visits per year - double the number of patients at most other family medicine programs in Michigan
  • Two family medicine centers - a suburban practice model in Southfield and a rural practice model in South Lyon
  • Emphasis on the personal medical home, prevention and chronic disease management
  • Excellent facilities
  • Curriculum content structured with flexibility
  • Opportunities include inpatient and outpatient patient-centered care, family centered maternity care, sports medicine, office procedures, care of the poor, care of the elderly, international medicine, community service
  • 100% pass rate on ABFM certification exam and AOBFP certification exam.
  • Strong academic program affiliated with Wayne State University of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Excellent practice opportunities available locally and nationally
  • Strong presence of family medicine within hospital system
  • Collegial atmosphere for medical education
  • Dual accreditation by ACGME and AOA; consistent 5-year ACGME accreditation
  • 27 resident positions total with over 16 core facility members; high faculty/resident teaching ratio in office and hospital
  • Emphasis on teaching relationship expertise, life-long learning, evidence-based practice, and leadership
  • AOA accredited Sports Medicine Fellowship

Providence Hospital sponsors 17 residency and fellowship programs with more than 146 total house staff. The Hospital has participated in graduate medical education since 1903.

Program Length/Positions
Resident Selection Criteria
Program Accreditation & Certification

Faculty Advisor
Resident Forum
Program Director

Program Length/Available Positions
Program Length: Three years
First Year Positions: 9
Total Number of Positions: 27

Resident Selection Criteria
Candidate selection is made by a combined faculty-resident committee on the basis of achievement in undergraduate and medical school, and a personal interview, which is required.

Other requirements: Scores of 80 or greater on USMLE or COMLEX Steps 1 and 2, US or Canadian clinical experience in a LCGME approved hospital, graduation from medical school within the last five years, three letters of recommendation, US citizenship or a green card (we do not sponsor ANY visas, ECFMG sponsored J-1 visas are accepted). Interviews are generally scheduled from November through the end of January. All applications to the program must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Candidates are selected through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). IMGs must provide proof of ECFMG certification to the NRMP prior to its February deadline to be included in the MATCH.

Program Accreditation& Certification
The Providence Hospital family medicine residency program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and by the American Osteopathic Association to offer three years of training in family medicine. American Board of Family Medicine Certification: Since 1976, the Providence Hospital family medicine program has graduated 160+ residents. The pass rate on the Boards has been 100 percent.

All residents are encouraged to participate in research and are required to complete at least one research project prior to graduation. Laboratory and computer research facilities are available at Providence Hospital. Funding for resident research is provided through the Providence Hospital Foundation. The Annual Resident Research Day at Providence Hospital, the Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education Program Research forum and other local and regional forums are available for presentation of research results. Research workshops are conducted annually to assist residents with formulating, conducting and reporting research projects.

The Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program is affiliated with the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and the Southeastern Michigan Center for Medical Education (SEMCME), an educational consortium of teaching hospitals in southeastern Michigan. Junior and senior medical students from Wayne State train at Providence Hospital. Providence also has a limited affiliation with the University of Michigan Medical School, and we have junior and senior students from U of M on the Family Medicine Service, which is an affiliate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a member of the Statewide Campus System.

In addition to the full time Chairperson of the Department and the Program Director, there are 13 Board-Certified Family Physicians on the faculty. The practices also have midlevel providers. In the Family Medicine Centers, the teaching ratio is 2-3 residents per faculty preceptor.

Faculty Advisor
A Faculty Advisor is assigned to each Resident to act as a mentor with respect to patient management, academic matters, interpersonal considerations and other matters of importance to the resident.

Resident Forum
Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residents meet weekly to discuss subjects of mutual interest and for governance. Two Administrative Chief Residents are elected every six months and act as the liaison with the faculty and staff.

After completion of the second year, residents are allowed to work up to 16 hours per week in a position that is approved by the Program Director. A permanent license is required.

Program Director
Karen B. Mitchell, M.D.
Program Director, Allopathic Family Medicine

Saroj Misra, DO
Program Director, Osteopathic Family Medicine

Family Medicine
Providence Hospital and Medical Centers
22250 Providence Drive, Suite 557
Southfield, MI 48075

Nina Vonhatten,

Program Coordinator
telephone: (248) 849-3447
fax: (248) 849-8277

e-mail: Providencefamilymedicine@stjohn.org

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