Detroit Wayne County Health Authority Pediatrics Residency Program
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority (Authority Health)
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.