Frequently Asked Questions

Why HFH?

We offer excellent experiences with a broad exposure clinically and socially that will serve a physician for the remainder of their career. The academic setting is strong and the opportunity to work with and within a vulnerable community offers learning that will be critical for 21st century success.

What is the Family Medicine Clinic like?

As an intern you see patients every 40 minutes. Patients are open to acute care, post hospital d/c, physicals or chronic care management. We see all ages and all genders.

As you progress, the interval shortens to 20 minutes as a HO-3.

What is NS?

NS is a rotation during your HO-2 year. You will be the senior resident running the B6 inpatient unit overnight on a shift from 6PM-6AM for a 2 week period. You will be working with an assigned intern and have 4 days off. Prior to being assigned NS, you will have succeeding in rotating through the MICU at HFH.

The Henry Ford Family Medicine Program is an 8-8-8 Program

We believe the unique strengths of our program come from the:

  1. The unique patient population we serve.
    Our FMC’s are located in the city limits and we work with patients of varying socioeconomic situations. The pathologic burden is heavy, as is the psychosocial burden. This provides the learner a unique opportunity in system based care and practice based learning. Medical knowledge requirements are high with this population of patients. Both ambulatory and inpatient medical care brings daily challenges and surprises.
  2. Communication Training
    Our curriculum is heavily focused upon timely and appropriate communication between physician and patient. Our behavioral science curriculum is embedded at both IP and ambulatory sites, reinforced with didactics, resident projects, and community assignments.
    Feedback from peers, support staff and directly from patients reinforces this longitudinal
    Process and assists us in the development of this competency with our learners.
  3. Point of Care Evidence based Medicine
    EBM is critical in the delivery of high quality care, but the communication of that evidence and sharing those decision making pathways is critical in the span of an appointment. We focus on giving our residents usable skills that reinforce the visit experience for both them and their patient. Residents experience a longitudinal curriculum, and a presentation in EBM prior to graduation assuring their own fluency in the principles and standards of this skill.

What fellowships are available at HFH?

We offer a Family Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship at HFH.

Information for Applicants
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