What makes Internal Medicine education at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland special?
Clinical and didactic education
Inpatient Medicine – Team based care from admission to discharge
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, MI is a 497 bed hospital featuring both Medical and Cardiac intensive care units, an onsite Long-Term Acute Care hospital, Inpatient Rehab, Level II trauma center, with robust specialty and subspecialty support. We are fully integrated with the Epic EMR with real time patient data and communication among our medical teams across mobile messaging platforms.
GK-MD.com – a comprehensive Online Medical Education platform to serve multiple learner needs
In order to meet learners when and where they have the opportunity for focused learning, the our program provides online streaming media, board review materials, regular self-assessments and interactive modules to practice clinical and diagnostic skills.
Ambulatory Medicine – commitment to serving a diverse population
Henderson Clinic, which is a FQHC associated with The Wellness Plan is the main site for Resident Continuity clinic. We have 11 exam rooms, Telehealth capability, on-site Behavioral Health, an updated EMR with preventative wellness tracking in addition to ongoing didactic curriculum focusing on Social Determinants of Health and reducing Disparities.
Conferences – High Yield, effective didactics on clinically relevant topics
Conferences include Resident run Grand Rounds, with Journal Club and Continuous Quality Improvement cases, Subpecialty lectures with topics aligned with the ABIM blueprint, Interactive EKG analysis lectures and Morning Report Case Discussions.
Our 53 residents learn through hands-on patient care, while still maintaining dedicated time for longitudinal study, research, recreation and other commitments. Residents average 5-8 days off/month, with dedicated monthly Wellness Events.
Resident Research and Teaching
Our residents and faculty regularly present research at the Local, State and National levels, through organizations including ACP, SGIM, ATS, ACG and ACC.
We are one of 6 accredited Residency Programs in addition to Cardiology Fellowship. We are affiliated with Ross University and are a top clinical site for undergraduate medical education.
Graduate ready for practice
Recent Resident Fellowship Placements:
Cardiology – Orange Park Medical Center, FL
Geriatric Medicine – Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, MI
Nephrology -Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
Infectious Disease – William Beaumont Hospital/Oakland University, MI
Recent Resident Employment Contracts
Hospitalist, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Mercy Hospitalists – St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
Chief Resident – St. Mary Mercy Livonia
Primary Care – Elmhurt Memorial Clinic