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DMC Strengthens its Commitment to Medical Education by Adding 79 New Residency Slots

Jan 8, 2019

Detroit Medical Center (DMC), one of the largest academic medical centers in the country, is further strengthening its commitment to advanced medical education by adding 79 new residency slots to its long-standing Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs. The additional slots provides more opportunities for medical students to receive their post-graduate residency training in Detroit and represents yet another step in addressing the primary and specialized needs of the Detroit community.

For more than 100 years, DMC has had a rich history of providing training in an array of medical disciplines, and each year it graduates outstanding physicians with advanced training in many specialties including Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Family Practice, Cardiology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pediatrics, Radiology and other specialties.

“This is a another great  step for more medical residents to transition their knowledge, and passion for caring for others, into a meaningful, productive career, and it can all start right here in Detroit,” said Dr. Patricia Wilkerson-Uddyback, Vice President of GME and Community Affairs at DMC. “It is our aim to improve access to health care in this community and more residents passing through the GME program at DMC can do just that offering everyone the prospect of good health and a long life.”

The resident experience presents future physicians with a diverse range of health conditions and challenges, as well as possibilities, in caring for people with complex medical problems and conditions that can be complicated by social determinants and other population health considerations. Added residency slots at the DMC provides medical students the unique opportunity to perform this training right here in Detroit.

“There is a tremendous need right here in the city of Detroit with a deficit of more than 400 physicians,” said Dr. Anthony Tedeschi, CEO of Detroit Medical Center. “And with these new slots for residents, we can continue to impact the underserved needs of our community while providing world class healthcare.”

In its continued efforts to confront the national and local shortage of primary care providers, DMC has dedicated a significant portion of these new slots for students interested in primary care and recently took the step to fill 10 of the new positions with internal medicine students formerly participating in a hospital-sponsored externship program. Additionally, DMC will be providing residents with a 12 percent pay increase starting in 2019.

DMC currently sponsors more than 100 residency and fellowship programs, training over 1,000 physicians each year, and facilitates the training for the majority of practicing physicians in the State of Michigan including 70 percent of the state’s trauma surgeons and 60 percent of its emergency physicians. Academic affiliations are maintained with Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and Wayne State University’s School of Medicine.

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