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Family Medicine Residency, Grosse Pointe

Resident Life

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Where family comes first

A key part of our mission is training compassionate, well rounded physicians to better serve their patients by understanding the social and community context that affects their patients’ health outcomes and needs. Our program values working in the community in both short-term and long-term projects with a focus on fostering longitudinal relationships. Here is a sampling of some of these important programs:

  • Healthy Grosse Pointe / Harper Woods is a community organization sponsored by Beaumont, Grosse Pointe focusing on the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual health of all residents from ages 0-100. Our faculty regularly attend their monthly meetings and work with their director to provide speakers and support of programs in the community.
  • Residents participate in a social equity rotation where they rotate through each of our longitudinal community clinics (River Rouge Teen Health Center, Pope Francis Center, Say Clinic, Street Medicine). They also work with faculty in many of these clinics, seeing patients regularly in settings outside of the Family Medicine Center to expose them to different patient populations and models of care.
  • Partner with organizations in the community that support Urban Farming like Earthworks and Detroit Abloom
  • Volunteer at sporting events with the local high schools including football and hockey games
  • Residents have visited Detroit Empowerment Plants and River Rouge environmental tours to learn more about the communities they serve through their community medicine rotation

Additionally, our program recognizes that many of our patients seek out alternatives to traditional medicine and as such we offer our residents the opportunity to participate in an integrative medicine curriculum.


Community Medicine

We believe the well-trained family physician of the future will understand the important role a family physician can play in his/her community.

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Wellness Activities

Our community-focused residency program has developed a unique longitudinal curriculum that builds upon the existing literature of eight dimensions of physician wellness with a fusion of integrative medicine-based components. Throughout the three-year residency, learners will be experientially introduced to concepts such as mind-body techniques, humanities in medicine, nutritional well-being, and exercise science. The main outcome for this program is for residents to build and maintain their individual self-care plans which will be monitored and revised monthly to increase adherence and identify challenges. Highlights have included:

  • visits from the therapy dogs at the hospital
  • self-defense training
  • empowerment and advocacy sessions
  • resident lounge - recently added Wii and elliptical

During the COVID pandemic, our residency hosted biweekly check-ins with our clinical psychologist and various online social gatherings to check in with one another. Additionally, the Grosse Pointe community came together and supplied a food pantry for our resident physicians.

Social events and fun activities are planned throughout the year that highlight the mentorship and camaraderie amongst our faculty and resident physicians.


Residency Retreat

Each year, an off-campus workshop for our residents is organized to provide further skill development in the areas of communication, teaching, leadership, team-building, wellness and self-development. This year’s retreat ended with a fun cooking competition at Mirepoix Cooking School.

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"Beaumont Grosse Pointe offered a great location for training. It is close to Detroit which allows residents to get firsthand experience working with a community that has been underserved and one which is often misrepresented.

I chose this program because I felt that the residents and attendings are committed to being advocates for their patients and this passion for advocacy shows in the way the attendings include social context in their teaching of patient care. The positive relationships between the residents and the support of our attendings has made this program an extremely positive experience overall and one that I would choose again."


- Laraib Mehdi PGY-3

 

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