Detroit Wayne County Health Authority Family Medicine Residency Program
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority (Authority Health)
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.