David Lick, MD
Family Medicine, Troy
Welcome to the Family Medicine Residency at Beaumont, Troy! As Beaumont’s original family medicine residency, we have been training residents since the 1970’s. Over that time the program has always had the same philosophy: to provide an outstanding education in a supportive environment. As a graduate of the program I can tell you that these are not just words but how the program operates every day. We understand that residents learn better in an environment that is built on respect and is free of intimidation.
Our program offers its residents unparalleled learning opportunities and clinical exposure. Beaumont Hospital, Troy is more than just a “community hospital”; as a 500+ bed center we care for almost any patient and medical condition. As the only residency based at the Troy hospital, our residents care for patients in every unit of the hospital and are the primary learners with many of the subspecialists. Our residents also rotate at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak to receive training and clinical exposure to pediatrics and obstetrics that few programs can match. We have a robust daily didactic lecture and workshop series to teach the foundations of primary care. In addition to training our residents in the traditional aspects of medicine we now having a growing emphasis on community medicine, population health and addiction medicine to better serve our community. We are proud to train both MDs and DOs and our OMT curriculum is second to none. Finally, residents care for their panel of continuity patients at our Family Medicine Center which is attached to the hospital by a pedestrian bridge. Because our center cares for a very diverse patient population, residents learn to care for patients from all ages, economic status, and social settings. I know that we are successful in training our residents to practice in every setting based on the variety of locales that our graduates practice in as well as the feedback that our graduates provide us.
People often ask me what I think is the biggest strength of the program. Our program is strong in many ways, including our state-of-the-art Family Medicine Center, strong support from the hospital, different clinical tracks, committed faculty, and excellent subspecialists who love to teach. The biggest strength of the program, however, is the residents themselves. Our residents come from diverse backgrounds but all of them share the traits of compassion, adult learning, and teamwork.
It is impossible for me to describe just how proud and excited I am about this program in one webpage. I encourage you to apply to our program and come find out more about who we are.