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Detroit Wayne County Health Authority Internal Medicine Residency Program

Healthcare Industry

Health Centers

Organizations Involved

Detroit Wayne County Health Authority (Authority Health)

Occupations Involved

Internal Medicine Residents

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issues Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession


Detroit Wayne County Health Authority (Authority Health) currently receives funding from HRSA to run a three-year internal medicine residency program. The primary goal of the program is to graudate well-prepared physicians to enter a primary care practice-based environment or a hospital-based environment as an internist or hospitalist. A significant amount of time is spent at Detroit-area federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs), community clinics and private practice offices. Internal medicine residents also complete a two-year certificate program in Population Health and Equity from the Michigan Public Health Training Center. Graduates have been 100% successful in passing the specialty board examination in internal medicine. Since 2013, the internal medicine residency program has received over $14.5 million in funding.

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