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Medical Student Rotations, Farmington Hills

Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills and Beaumont, Hospital Trenton serve as base hospitals for Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine students.  All required and elective rotations are scheduled by the Medical Education Office.

The Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills medical education program has student rotations available in the areas of:

  • Anesthesia (base students only)
  • Cardiology
  • Critical care
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • OB/GYN
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics (base students only)
  • Plastic surgery
  • PM&R
  • Podiatry
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Radiology
  • Sports medicine
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

General information

Medical school affiliations

  • we accept students from all colleges of Osteopathic Medicine with which we have affiliation agreements 


  • a stipend offsets the cost of meals while students are on duty

Dress code

  • all students must wear white jackets
  • male students should wear a dress shirt and tie
  • female students should wear a professional-looking blouse and slacks
  • exceptions to this rule will be made only when a student is on a service that requires wearing a scrub suit

Rotation information

  • Audition rotations (July - December)
  • Exceptions include:
    • Radiology, OB/GYN, ENT, Family Medicine, and Orthopedic Surgery are scheduled for 2 weeks only
    • Emergency Medicine and General Surgery rotations are scheduled for 2 or 4 weeks
  • Elective rotations (January - June)
    • most rotations can be scheduled for 2 or 4 weeks
  • exceptions include:
    • Radiology rotations are scheduled for 2 weeks only
  • Dermatology rotations
    • email rotation requests to Melissa Arthur
    • rotation requests are accepted no earlier than March 1st for the upcoming academic year
    • rotations are for 4th year medical students only
    • audition rotations (July - December) are scheduled for 1 week only
    • rotations are only allowed for auditioning students
    • no elective rotations are allowed

Hours of work

  • 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. or as designated by the service


  • to request a rotation, all students must complete the Medical Student Rotation Application
  • all rotations begin on a Monday which is not necessarily the first of the month
  • scheduling services is arranged through the medical education office in conjunction with the various departments

Obtaining schedules and reporting for duty

  • the medical student schedule includes weekend, night and H&P assignments
  • schedules are provided monthly by the medical education office
  • first day of your rotation you will report to Laura Steffen in the medical education office at 7:30 a.m.

Clinical Procedures

Students are taught and supervised on the following procedures:

  • arterial blood gases
  • fetal monitoring, circumcision, etc
  • insertion of Foley catheters
  • insertion of IV catheters
  • insertion of NG tubes
  • phlebotomy
  • shortening and removal of drains
  • suture removal
  • other procedures, depending on student's ability 

All of the above procedures are performed at the discretion of the individual departments. Supervision is by a licensed Resident or Attending physician.

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