The second year will focus on enhancing skills, which will lead to efficiency in managing multiple patients in addition to expanding into more specialties. During this year the resident will hold three (3) half-days of continuity clinic.
Inpatient Medicine (2 blocks)
Medicine is completed at Lakeland Hospital, Niles. The residents work alongside attendings to provide care for a wide variety of disease processes. Generally, there is one senior level resident on a block who acts as med chief providing support to the junior residents. While on this block the resident team is expected to respond to all codes.
Emergency Medicine (1 block)
Emergency medicine is an integrated experience, which occurs at both our facility, Lakeland Hospital, Niles, and Lakeland Medical Center, Saint Joseph. The residents work alongside attendings to provide care for patients with a wide variety of disease processes.
Obstetrics (1 block)
Obstetrics is a combined experience of Labor & Delivery in the hospital and clinic based prenatal and postpartum care. During this rotation residents gain experience with the perinatal care, delivery process and procedures associated with it.
Inpatient Pediatrics (1 block)
Our inpatient pediatrics service is held at Lakeland Medical Center, Saint Joseph. During this rotation you will gain knowledge regarding both common and uncommon problems afflicting pediatric patients. We have specialists rotate through from Bronson Health who provide advanced care close to home.
Outpatient Pediatrics-Saint Joseph (1 block)
This rotation is completed through our Saint Joseph Clinic. Outpatient pediatrics allows for experience performing well child exams, school physicals, as well as management of childhood illnesses.
Sports Medicine (1 block)
This rotation is completed through our Saint Joseph Clinic. Sports Medicine gives the residents experience performing joint exams, school physicals, and bracing/taping. Depending upon season, you will have the opportunity to attend high school football games and provide care to injured players.
Electives (5 blocks)
Choose from over 30 different specialties of both inpatient and outpatient medicine to tailor your residency experience to your interests as well as provide you a well-rounded family medicine education.