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Detroit Wayne County Health Authority Family Medicine Residency Program

Detroit Wayne County Health Authority (Authority Health)

Health Centers

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Family Medicine Residents

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issue 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 family medicine residency program. The primary goal of this program is to prepare board-certified family physicians who practice the full scope of patient-centered, evidence-based primary health care, to help meet the growing demand for primary care providers in Michigan. Significant time of each resident's experience is spent at federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs), community clinics and private practice offices. Family 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 family medicine. Since FY2013, the family medicine residency program has received over $22 million in funding.

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