Patrick Flaherty, D.O.
EM Program Director
|McLaren Macomb Emergency Services supports a busy and demanding four-year residency program. There currently are sixteen AOA approved Emergency Medicine residency positions.
Our residents have a fair degree of autonomy and significant responsibility in a busy ED with a yearly volume of 64,000. Pediatric visits account for 20-25% of the volume. Residents treat many critically ill patients throughout their residency becoming extremely capable and confident before graduation. This is exemplified by a 100% ER board pass rate and excellent post-residency job placement.
There are four first year EM residency positions available at McLaren Macomb per year through AOA sponsored match program. The first year residents will spend five months in the ER with exposure to our Fast Track Clinic for one month. ATLS, ACLS and PALS certifications are required during the first year of residency. Residents work 16-19 ten hour shifts a month.
There are eight months of Emergency Medicine training per year at McLaren Macomb for second through fourth years. In addition, other rotations include: orthopedics, neurosurgery, anesthesia, radiology, ICU, EMS, administrative, research and Ultrasound training leading to certification. Residents are required to complete an online research course and one research project is required during residency program. In addition, a publishable case review paper is required for graduation.
The out-of-hospital rotations include: tertiary care pediatric emergency medicine at DMC Children's Hospital, two months of trauma at Sinai-Grace Hospital, Pediatric ICU at William Beaumont Hospital, Toxicology at the Detroit Medical Center, and a medico-legal rotation. In addition, there are two months of elective rotations are available during the fourth year.
A guest speaker program is held once a month at a local restaurant. Residents are expected to provide weekly lectures. In addition, residents attend excellent monthly off-site lecture programs with workshops sponsored by the Michigan-State Campus System and quarterly toxicology Grand Rounds offered by the Detroit Medical Center.
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