Emergency Medicine Residency

Program Director: Heather Cronovich, D.O.
Program Coordinator: Susan Wheeland
Chief Residents 2016-2017: Kyle Martin, D.O. and Melissa Shear, D.O.

Program description

Current Residents: 25
Emergency Physicians on Staff: 16
Annual ED Volume: 68,000

The Emergency Medicine residency at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital (HFMH) is a four-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 around the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine (ACOEP) Basic Standards. As of 2015 we have also structured our program to reflect the ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Emergency Medicine. Effective June 2016, we are in pre-accreditation status for 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 Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine upon completion of their training. Following ACGME accreditation, residents will be 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 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 68,000. 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