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Wayne State University

Aim Higher

School of Medicine

Curriculum

Curriculum Highlights

  • The goal of the Wayne State Med/Peds Residency is to prepare residents to be  excellent, comprehensive primary care physicians while providing the tools and skills to pursue subspecialty fellowships if one wishes to do so (our philosophy is that to be even a good subspecialist, one must be a good primary care doctor)
  • Intern year is 16 blocks – you will complete a structured intern year in Pediatrics and Medicine consisting of 8 blocks of each.
  • Blocks are 4 weeks with a year consisting of 13 blocks total
  • Long block during third year consists of a series of three ambulatory blocks in a row that all 5 of the 3rd year residents complete simultaneously in order to start board preparation
  • Med/Peds resident well integrated into the categorical medicine and pediatrics departments, with multiple Med/Peds trained faculty in each department
  • Diverse, challenging patient population: clinical exposure is outstanding.  Residents are at the forefront of caring for an urban, underserved population. 
  • Flexible scheduling allows residents to create rotations in areas they are interested in, including global health, community health, and transitional medicine.
  • Dedicated Med/Peds conference occurring every Tuesday and Thursday.  Time is protected by both Medicine and Pediatric departments.
  • During third and fourth year clinic sup months, work as a part of the Med-Peds Inpatient consultation service for patients with chronic medical diseases of childhood.  The consult service sees patients at Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital, and Harper Hospital and assists teams with management of complex patients and arrangement of outpatient care.

Ambulatory Highlights

  • Dedicated Med/Peds clinic is staffed by Meds-Peds Faculty.  Clinic emphasizes primary care and preventative medicine, with residents  assuming primary care for their patients
  • Residents have one ½ day weekly throughout intern year and two ½ days weekly during 2nd through 4th years while on electives (otherwise have one ½ day weekly)
  • Residents spend two blocks (one during third year and one during fourth year) as clinic supervisors in which they complete clinic QI project, teach medical students and first year residents, and help facilitate running clinic operations