Urban track

The Wayne State University Family Medicine Residency Program's Urban Track is beginning in July 2019. The Urban Track builds on the WSU School of Medicine's commitment to Urban Clinical Excellence.  Each year, two new FM residents will be based at Community Health and Social Services (CHASS), a Federally-Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Detroit. Candidates are expected to have deep levels of interest in public and population health, experience with underserved populations and be committed to a primary care career in an urban setting.

Urban Track residents will improve access to quality health care for underserved populations in Detroit while witnessing the opportunities, challenges and benefits of practicing in an underserved urban area.  The framework supports a healthcare workforce of a high-quality, high-value health care delivery system. 

CHASS provides a wide array of health services and is recognized by the National Council on Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home.  CHASS served 11,477 individual patients in 2016. Approximately 21 percent of patients were under 18 years of age, 74 percent were adults (age 18-64) and five percent were age 65 and over. 97 percent of patients are a racial or ethnic minority and over 60 percent of patients are best served in a language other than English.  Nearly 28 percent of patients are insured by Medicaid/CHIP and over 60 percent are uninsured.

CHASS is a community partner of the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit and its medical providers are affiliated with the Henry Ford Medical Group. Urban Track residents will complete many inpatient rotations at Henry Ford Hospital to ensure continuity of care for patients.

The Urban Track is organized around four themes:

  • Educational Innovation
  • Community Engagement and Leadership
  • Interprofessional Education, and
  • Health Care Equity and Cultural Competence.

These themes are recognized current priorities across medical education, population/community health and health care workforce development and are integral components of a high quality health system.  The Urban Track is designed to be multidimensional and interdisciplinary: it will include training in the biopsychosocial model of health care; cultural competency; social determinants of health and health disparities; behavioral sciences integration; and psychological and social needs of patients.  Urban Track residents will be encouraged and given opportunities to pursue specialized training in public health sciences, for example, the Wayne State University Bridge Graduate Certificate Program in Public Health Practice (BGC-PHP).

For more information, please contact the WSU FM Residency Program.

Status

Rotation

Location

Half Day

CHASS

Sessions

Time Off Allowed ONLY

as Indicated Below

PGY-1

4 months

Inpatient Medicine

Inpatient @ Henry Ford Hospital

1

 

1 month

Emergency Medicine

Inpatient @ Henry Ford Hospital

2

1 week

1 month

IFMR

Rochester/Detroit Community Activities, Clinic, etc.

5-6

1 week

2 months

Obstetrics

Inpatient @ Henry Ford Hospital

2

1 week

1 month

Pediatrics

Inpatient @ Children's Hospital of Michigan

1

 

1 month

Pediatrics

Outpatient @ Ascension Providence Rochester Preceptor Office

2

1 week

1 month

Surgery

Inpatient & Outpatient – Ascension Providence Rochester Preceptor Office

2

1 week

1 months

Elective

Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital or Preceptor Office

3

1 week

PGY-2

2.5 months

Inpatient Medicine

Inpatient @ Henry Ford Hospital

1

 

1 month

Dermatology

Outpatient @ VA

4

1 week

1 month

ICU

Inpatient @ Henry Ford Hospital

2

1 week

1 month

Orthopedics

Outpatient @ Ascension Providence Rochester Preceptor Office

4

1 week

1 month

Newborn

Inpatient @ Henry Ford Hospital

4

1 week

2 weeks

Radiology

Inpatient @ Ascension Providence Rochester

4

 

2 weeks

Physical Medicine & Rehab

Ascension Providence Rochester Preceptor or Rehab Inst of Michigan

4

1 week during PM&R/SM

2 weeks

Sports Medicine

Ascension Providence Rochester Preceptor

4

1 week during PM&R/SM

1 month

Pediatrics

Outpatient @ Henry Ford Hospital Preceptor Office

4

1 week

1 month

Geriatrics

Inpatient & Outpatient – Henry Ford Hospital

4

1 week

2 months

Elective

Ascension Providence Rochester, Henry Ford Hospital or Preceptor Office

4

1 week

PGY-3

2 months

Inpatient Medicine

Inpatient @ Henry Ford Hospital

1

 

1 month

Cardiology

Outpatient @ Ascension Providence Rochester Preceptor Office

5

1 week

1 month

Emergency Medicine

Inpatient @ Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital

5

1 week

1 month

Gynecology

Outpatient @ Henry Ford Hospital Office

5

1 week

2 month

1 Month Family Medicine/1 Month Elective

CHASS Precepter Office

5-10

1 week

1 month

Pediatrics ER

Inpatient @ Children's Hospital of Michigan

2

 

2 weeks

Psychiatry

Outpatient @ Henry Ford Hospital

5

 

2 weeks

Urology

Outpatient @ Ascension Providence Rochester Preceptor Office

5

 

2 weeks

Ophthalmology

Outpatient @ Ascension Providence Rochester Preceptor Office

5

 

2 weeks

Otolaryngology

Outpatient @ Ascension Providence Rochester Preceptor Office

5

 

2 months

Elective

Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital or Preceptor Office

5

1 week per month

 

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