Emergency Medicine Residency

Program Director: Heather Cronovich, D.O.
Program Coordinator: Susan Wheeland
Chief Residents 2019-2020: Alissa DiMichele, D.O., Shama Patel, D.O., and Nicole Saghy, D.O.

Program description

Current Residents: 27
Emergency Physicians on Staff: 16
Annual ED Volume: 69,000

The Emergency Medicine residency at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital (HFMH) is a three-year program of graded responsibility designed to develop residents into mature and responsible emergency medicine specialists capable of providing complete and definitive emergency patient care.

The curriculum has been constructed to reflect the ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Emergency Medicine. January 2017 we received initial accreditation with the ACGME. Through supervision and regular evaluation, we monitor the progress of our residents and graduate those skilled in the practice of emergency medicine. Residents should be qualified and eligible for certification by the American Board of Emergency Medicine upon completion of their training. With ACGME accreditation, residents are eligible to sit for the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) EM Boards.

We have an extraordinarily detailed curriculum manual that defines the goals and objectives of each individual rotation. This manual includes reading requirements in reputable textbooks, ACEP policy papers, as well as peer-reviewed journal articles. EM Educational Conferences occur weekly and residents are scheduled for quarterly courses in the Henry Ford Health System Simulation Center. The program is designed to prepare the resident to achieve clinical expertise in emergency medicine while at the same time gaining a solid academic foundation. The graduate will have extensive experience in clinical emergency medicine in order to display competence in treating a wide variety of patients in the emergency department.

Upon completion of training, the resident will be skilled at recognizing life-threatening emergencies and be an expert at initiating life support measures in a rapid and efficient manner. Ultimately, the resident will be able to diagnose, stabilize, and manage any patient presenting to the emergency room with confidence and competence. In addition, our residents are exposed to the administrative aspect of Emergency Medicine so they may begin developing the leadership skills necessary to effectively manage an emergency department.

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital is a 435-bed Level 2 Trauma Center with an annual ED volume of approximately 69,000. It maintains a full complement of physicians in the specialties of anesthesia, cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, dermatology, emergency medicine, endocrinology, general surgery, hand surgery, infectious disease, internal medicine, intensive care, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otorhinolaryngology, pathology, pediatrics, plastic surgery, podiatry, psychiatry, pulmonology, radiology, rehabilitation medicine, spine surgery, urology, and vascular surgery. Additional residency programs include internal medicine, general surgery, podiatry, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedic surgery and otorhinolaryngology.

Affiliations and outside rotations

  • Henry Ford Hospital- Main
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Harper University Hospital
  • Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital- Grand Rapids, MI
  • Shock Trauma, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

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