Beaumont HospitalProfessional Education

Information for Applicants


Interviews
Personal interviews at Beaumont Health are highly recommended. Personal visits permit an applicant to gain a firsthand view of the program as well as the health system and its resources. At the same time, interviews provide the faculty with an opportunity to assess the individual attributes and aspirations of the applicant. Interviews are scheduled by invitation only by the appropriate program director after review of all credentials.

Appointments
Appointments to the residency and fellowship programs are made for one year. Beaumont Health renews resident appointments annually, enabling the resident to fulfill training requirements specified by the respective American boards. Annual renewals are contingent upon satisfactory performance by the resident or fellow. 

Wellness
Beaumont Health is committed to the health and wellness of all residents and fellows. We provide a variety of resources designed specifically with trainees in mind. The Director of Physician Wellness works with residents to address their needs for continued well-being through support, resource development and programming. Resident and fellow input on Wellness Committees is strongly encouraged both locally and system-wide. Bwell, Beaumont’s Employee Wellness Program, offers Healthy Lifestyle Coaching (free of charge) and a host of other benefits.

Beaumont Health openly welcome persons of all sexual orientation and gender expression, national origin, race, and religious or non-religious background.

Drug testing
All prospective residents and fellows are subject to drug testing, including testing for nicotine, during the pre-placement physical. Physicals must be completed and testing results received, before Orientation. All contracts provided to residents and fellows are conditional upon passing a physical examination, which includes these screenings. Any applicant with a positive drug screen (not attributed to a prescribed drug reported in advance) will be deemed to have not passed the pre-placement physical examination and is NOT eligible to enter the residency or fellowship program, or any employment at Beaumont. This will be reported as a violation of the Match agreement.  

No smoking policy
Beaumont Health provides a nicotine-free and smoke-free environment. The use of tobacco (in any form) and electronic cigarettes is not allowed on any Beaumont property. Electronic cigarettes may not be brought onto hospital property as they are a fire hazard. Beaumont does not appoint residents and fellows who use nicotine products. The nicotine test will be administered as part of the pre-employment health screening. Testing positive is a failure to meet the conditions of employment and considered a violation of both the employment and Match agreements. Applicants who test positive for nicotine will not be allowed to start their program. 

Flu shots
Beaumont Health employees who work in clinical and non-clinical positions are required to receive an annual flu vaccination no later than December 15th of each year. This applies to all residents and fellows, as well as physicians, nurses, students, transporters, volunteers, housekeepers, clerical, lab and dietary staff and employees in non-clinical positions. Employees may only decline vaccination if they provide documentation of an acceptable medical or religious exemption. 

Licensure
All residents and fellows are required to be licensed to practice medicine by the State of Michigan. All PGY1 residents are required to obtain educational and controlled substance licenses. While practicing under an educational license, a hospital DEA number is used. The appropriate application will be provided to you when you receive your contract. Licenses must be issued before training begins. This first application requires finger-printing and a background check. Beaumont Health will reimburse residents for the cost of the educational license, which can be renewed five times. Advanced residents and fellows may apply for a state of Michigan full medical license, controlled substance license and a federal DEA number. See GME Policy 131 Education Fund & Hospital-Paid Expenses for details.

Life support certifications
All residents and fellows must complete required life support certifications and provide current documentation from an approved agency as part of on-boarding requirements, before Orientation. Beaumont will reimburse residents and fellows for the cost of required courses. Courses must be approved by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or Military Training Network.  

  • Instructor-led or HeartCode® BLS AHA eLearning, followed by in-person skills validation on a Voice-Assisted Manikin is required for all residents and fellows.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), is required for residents and fellows staffing emergency, intensive care or critical dare departments, or who may need to respond to a cardiac emergency; ACLS is not a substitute for BLS.
  • AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is required for residents and fellows who deal with pediatric emergencies.
  • American College of Surgeons’ Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) is required for those who care for injured patients.

All residents and fellows must be BLS certified for the duration of their training. ACLS, PALS and ATLS certification required as directed by each individual program. See GME Policy 125 GME Required Life Support Certifications for details.

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