Program Highlights

Residency Program Director: Kristina Sturgill, D.O. 
Assistant Program Director: Brittany Williamson, D.O. 
Program Administrator: Stephanie Leschuk

The Henry Ford Allegiance Health Family Medicine Residency is a three-year ACGME single accredited program that offers 6 residency positions per year to osteopathic and allopathic residents (combined). Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital is affiliated with the Henry Ford Health, one of the largest and most respected integrated health care delivery systems in the country. Henry Ford Allegiance Health is a 475-bed system with a full range of inpatient and outpatient services.

The Family Medicine Resident Continuity Clinic is located in downtown Jackson at the Center for Family Health (CFH), a federally qualified health center. Please check out the Center for Family Health website.

Henry Ford Allegiance Health Family Medicine Residency will educate family medicine physicians to provide high quality patient-centered, compassionate care to every member of the community we serve. With our focus on values including teamwork, communication, compassion and excellence, we strive to prepare high quality family physicians for a continuously evolving medical landscape. Our aim is to produce professional, board-certified family physicians capable of providing competent, independent, and professional care to their patients.

Other program highlights include:

Dedicated continuity clinic located in close proximity to the hospital. High patient volume and acuity provide an excellent learning opportunity.

Excellent pathology in both inpatient and outpatient settings

  • Monthly MSU-COM Statewide Campus System educational days
  • Procedure and Pain Management Clinics
  • Weekly protected didactics
  • Resident wellness events every other month
  • Residency research supported by Henry Ford Allegiance Faculty & Graduate Medical Education
  • OMT Workshops
  • Journal Club, Case Presentations and Morbidity and Mortality Case Reviews
  • Board review preparation through dedicated didactics time
  • Dedicated Practice management and Ethics sessions

Program Description

This program is structured to provide house officers with advanced and concentrated training in family medicine and to prepare one for examination leading to board certification in this discipline. Applicants must be graduates of an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited college of osteopathic medicine and be a member of the AOA to sit for the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) certification exam. House officers sitting for American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) certification exam need to be compliant with maintenance of certification for house officers as required by the ABFM. Osteopathic house officers in this program will be eligible to sit for either or both of the AOBFP or ABFM Boards. The program meets requirements for both board examinations; however, the house officer must be compliant with each Board’s certification requirements.

The training program is designed to train the family medicine house officer through exposure to a diverse community of patients, physicians, and other allied medical personnel committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive primary care. The residency program aims to be both rigorous and personally fulfilling.

Program Goal(s)

The goals of the program are to produce a professional, board certified family medicine physician capable of providing competent, independent, and professional health care service. We will train physicians in the full breadth of family medicine in order to serve every manner of community. In addition, we aim to foster independent learning skills to provide basic health care for patients anywhere in the country or around the world and for a lifetime of practice.

Program Objectives

  1. To create an environment within an educational model in which learning and emotional growth is a comfortable and natural process
  2. To develop a physician's awareness of their own personality traits, personal capabilities, limitations; comfort in dealing with patients, colleagues, friends and family
  3. To enable the physician to modify their behavior to feel confident and at ease in dealing with people of all persuasions, convictions, and attitudes
  4. To initiate and maintain programs that provide a stimulus for learning a model of care which has a beneficial impact on medical care and medical education within the community
  5. To provide learning opportunities for each house officer to develop the ability to:
    1. Interpret in pathophysiological terms, an accurate and complete initial and continuous data base obtained through patient interviewing, physical examination, and appropriate laboratory evaluation
    2. Accurately diagnose and completely manage the vast majority of primary care problems common to the office practice setting
    3. Focus on the family as a unit, analyzing and appreciating the forces which affect health and illness
    4. Work as a cooperative health-care team member relying on the skills of other health professionals
    5. Appropriately utilize available community resources indicated for holistic care, including social, nursing, legal, and religious services
    6. Understand, achieve, and utilize continuous relationships with patients toward the overall betterment of care
    7. Identify in epidemiologic terms the problems of the community as they affect the health of individual patients
    8. Operate and manage, effectively and efficiently, the office practice setting
    9. Select and utilize consultants from other disciplines at that point where diagnosis and management can be improved by such consultation

Information for Applicants
Interested in applying to one of our programs, call (800) 436-7936 .
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