MCLAREN FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY
Minimum Acceptance Criteria
McLaren Family Medicine Residency
Academic Year beginning July 1, 2013
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Candidate must have passed USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 prior to acceptance.
- Candidate must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident, Conditional Permanent Resident with EAD, or be able to obtain a J1 visa prior to starting our program in July.
- Candidate must be a graduate of an LCME or AOA accredited school or have a valid ECFMG certificate prior to acceptance.
Prior to acceptance, candidate must have recent clinical training.
- Prior to acceptance, candidate must show presumptive evidence of clinical competence.
Prior to acceptance, candidate must show presumptive evidence of competence in interpersonal relationships.
- Prior to acceptance, candidate must show possession of sufficient knowledge of English to benefit from instruction in the program.
Why should a student choose our program?
McLaren FMR is an urban program that is unusual in being unopposed in OB, so if you want to work in a city and deliver babies, we can give you the tools. We serve a diverse population, balanced in ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and spirituality. This gives you a wide variety of clinical experiences so that you can be prepared for the full breadth of family medicine. We emphasize continuity of care and longitudinal learning through our very active FM Center. Your patients will identify you as their physician and will actively assist you in learning. We believe in a lifelong approach to learning and give you the tools and opportunities to learn. This includes patients and learning resources. We have a variety of teaching clinics that residents are involved in such as the Diabetes Group Visit, Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Assessment Clinic, Muscular Dystrophy Clinic, Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine Clinic, ADD Clinic, Derm. Clinic, Skin Procedure Clinic, Geriatric Assessment Clinic, and Psychiatry Clinic that all take place in our Family Medicine Center. These give you the added resources and added skills to take care of your most challenging patients. Most of the inpatient teaching occurs with our own residents and faculty on our inpatient service and our OB/nursery service.
What do we look for in a potential resident?
Excellent communication skills, professionalism, ability to learn, and good clinical reasoning skills. Ability to work well with others is a must.
Number of residents accepted each year:
Ratio of faculty to residents:
Ave. number of hours each week for 1st year residents:
Max. consecutive hours on duty:
PGY I = 16 hours; PGY II = 16 hours; PGY III = 24 + 4 hours
Do we offer a clerkship for 3rd and 4th year medical students?
We welcome any medical student to do a Family Medicine Clerkship at our institution and would be delighted to have interested students experience a rotation with us. In order to do so, your core clerkship rotations must be completed (FM, IM, Surg., Psyche, OB/GYNE & Peds) prior to your clerkship at our center. Please contact Stephanie Leschuk if you are interested at 810-342-5608 or Stephanie.Leschuk@mclaren.org.
How frequent is call?
PGY I 3-4 times per month; PGYII & III 2-3 times per month. We have a Night Float Rotation that covers Monday – Thursday during the week for all PGY levels on most rotations. A few rotations (Peds Floor, NICU, MICU) are 1 in 4 call; these are mostly in 1st year.
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How much vacation time?
PGY-I & II, 3 weeks; PGY-III, 4 weeks.
Other benefits that students should consider?
CME Conf. Days and Funds, PGY-I, 3 days/$300.00; PGY-II & III, 10 days/$1500.00 which also may be used toward books, etc. Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, FMLA after one year of employment, Paternity Leave & Maternity Leave, Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Long Term Disability, Professional Liability, Taxed Deferred Savings Plan. Miscellaneous Benefits: Meals while on duty, direct deposit, parking, and computerized library searches.