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Detroit Wayne County Health Authority Pediatrics Residency Program

Detroit Wayne County Health Authority (Authority Health)

Health Centers

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Pediatrics 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 pediatrics residency program. The goal of the pediatrics residency is to produce board-certified pediatricians who practice patient-centered, evidence-based primary care to help meet the growing demand for primary care providers in Detroit, Wayne County and Michigan. The core pediatric inpatient rotations are done at Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Children's Hospital of Michigan located in Detroit. Pediatric residents also see patients in various federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs). Additionally, pediatrics residents complete a two-year certificate program in Population Health and Equity from the Michigan Public Health Training Center. Upon completion of the program, residents will receive a residency diploma from Authority Health/MSUCOM. Graduates have been 100% successful in passing the specialty board examination in pediatrics. Since FY2013, the pediatrics residency program has received over $25.5 million in funding.

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