No smoking policy
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, HFHS will no longer enroll/hire residents and fellows who use products containing nicotine. The nicotine test will be administered as part of the pre-employment health screen. Testing positive is a failure to meet the conditions of employment and considered a violation of the HFHS employment contract and match agreement. Applicants who test positive for nicotine will not be allowed to start their program. They may be re-tested in 90 days, but programs will not be obligated to hold the position for the applicant.
Henry Ford employees who work in clinical and non-clinical positions are required to receive an annual flu vaccination. This applies to all residents and fellows, as well as physicians, nurses, students, transporters, volunteers, housekeepers, clerical, lab and dietary staff and employees in non-clinical positions. Employees may only decline vaccination if they provide documentation of an acceptable medical or religious reason.
All residents and fellows are required to be licensed to practice medicine by the State of Michigan. All PGY1 residents are required to obtain an educational license to practice medicine. The appropriate application will be provided to the candidate. Application for licensure must be made before training begins. Henry Ford Health System will reimburse residents for the cost of the educational license. This educational license can be renewed up to five times.
Foreign Medical GraduatesGraduates of medical schools outside of the U.S., Puerto Rico, or Canada must present with their application a certificate attesting to successful completion of the examination given by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates plus verification of current visa status. Any questions pertaining to these examinations should be directed to:
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Phone number: (215) 386-5900