Our Program

Since 1817, the University of Michigan has continued its long tradition of excellence. It's Medical School was the first medical school in the United States to own and operate its own hospital, among the first major medical schools to admit women, and the first major medical school to teach science-based medicine.

The Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program is built upon this strong foundation and will prepare you for any career path.

Mission

Our educational mission is to prepare our graduates to become leaders in their respective field of practice whether it is primary care, academic or subspecialty practice, or research. Although many of our graduates have historically gone on to practice primary care, an increasing number have pursued subspecialty training or academic fellowships during the past five years. Through our well-rounded training, we are able to provide you with an excellent foundation to prepare you for any career path. As one of our graduates, you will be equipped with additional skills in leadership, teaching, and advocacy that are essential for successful future practice.

Curriculum

Our curriculum is evenly distributed between Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Residents alternate between Internal Medicine and Pediatric rotations every three blocks (on average). After completing a 12-month internship, Med-Peds residents take on supervisory roles in inpatient and outpatient settings identical to the responsibilities assumed by senior residents in the categorical programs. During the remaining three years of training, our residents have a balanced educational experience between general and subspecialty Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Learn more.

Program Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, residents receive an extensive range of benefits through the University of Michigan. Learn more.

Primary Care

Exposure to Primary Care is an essential component of our educational program that is relevant to all residents whether they ultimately pursue careers in Primary Care, Hospital Medicine, or Sub-specialty Practice. Learn more.

Ambulatory Care

Distinct from our robust continuity clinic experiences, we have developed Med-Peds ambulatory rotations to complement ambulatory experiences offered in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Learn more.

International Rotations

Meaningful engagement to improve the health of our communities is an essential component of our training program. Some of our residents have wished to expand their exposure and impact outside of our local community and have pursued immersion experiences across the United States, as well as internationally. Learn more.

Scholarly Activity

To further complement our clinical experiences, each of our residents is required to complete a research project during his/her training. The results of these projects are presented at the research symposia in Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Pediatrics. Learn more.

Clinical Simulation

As part of our residents’ education and training, we have access to a state of the art Clinical Simulation Center where our residents receive instruction how to perform and practice procedural skills including aseptic technique; venous cannulation (peripheral and central); and intubation. Learn more.