The Henry Ford Hospital Internal Medicine Residency program is committed to ambulatory medicine training to best prepare our residents for their future. The continuity clinic experience is an integral portion of this training, allowing residents to learn how to manage both common and complicated outpatient conditions and to follow patients longitudinally over time.
The resident is a valuable member of the Division of General Internal Medicine. Under the supervision of their clinic preceptor, residents will develop an ambulatory patient panel of their own. These patients will view the resident as their primary care provider, and the resident will direct and manage their care for the duration of their time in the clinic. These longitudinal relationships with patients can be the most rewarding aspect of Internal Medicine training.
Residents are assigned to a specific clinic, located at either the main campus at Henry Ford Hospital or one of the satellite clinics. Residents remain with the same preceptor for the duration of their training, affording them the opportunity to develop a professional relationship with one of our core medical faculty. Preceptors often serve as a source of advising or mentoring for our residents.
The continuity clinic is scheduled during every month of training throughout residency except for the night float month. During inpatient rotations, clinics are held one afternoon per week. During ICU rotations, clinics are held one afternoon per month. During all other rotations, clinics are held one full day per week.
Locations of ambulatory clinics include Henry Ford Hospital, Henry Ford Medical Center – Fairlane (Dearborn), Henry Ford Medical Center – Pierson (Grosse Pointe Farms), and Henry Ford Medical Center – Sterling Heights.