Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Residency Program

Residents in the Central Michigan University College of Medicine Internal Medicine program train in a team-oriented, supportive environment, and we thank you for taking time to explore opportunities in our Saginaw-based program.

Our fully accredited three-year residency program has 24 positions. We pride ourselves on how well our attending physicians prove themselves as approachable, supportive and knowledgeable as they interact with residents. We draw core faculty members from the Central Michigan University College of Medicine and community physicians in the Great Lakes Bay Region. This allows us to provide diverse training from academic and community doctors and provide one core physician for every four residents.

At the same time, we encourage residents to grow with a degree of independence, resulting in in competent and confident physicians.

Residents work and train in our internal medicine clinic and in St. Mary's of Michigan and Covenant HealthCare hospitals. They also will have access to state-of-the-art classrooms, library and simulation center when a new CMU College of Medicine educational building is complete in May 2015.

Our internal medicine residency program emphasizes an academic approach through a varied and education program that includes:

  • A comprehensive curriculum
  • Simulated procedural training in heart lines, central lines, stress-crisis management scenarios and much more.
  • Formal courses for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS).
  • Grand rounds
  • A quality didactic program
  • Experience as hospitalists and in outpatient practices
  • Resident participation in research projects and scholarly activity is encouraged and supported.

Internal Medicine residents are expected to become proficient in advanced airway skills, vascular procedures such as arterial and central venous catheterizations, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other internal medicine-based procedures.

While formal didactic conferences are considered critical to support clinical education, our program ensures that residents are able to apply their knowledge at the patient bedside to a population with diverse medical conditions. Our faculty dedicate more than 12 hours per week to academic teaching.

Our program typically has observed a high pass rate on the ABIM certifying board exam. While the program emphasizes careers in primary care and hospital-based medicine, some graduates choose subspecialty training. In recent years, residents were selected into fellowships in pulmonary and critical care, infectious disease, nephrology, oncology and endocrinology at places that include Henry Ford Hospital, University of Texas, University of Oklahoma, Texas A & M, MD Anderson Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati.

Contact Information:
Sheila Duby
Residency Coordinator
Phone: (989) 583-6826
Fax: (989) 583-6840

Patients please call 989-583-6800 for all patient/clinic related questions.