Curriculum 

Allopathic  | Clinical Tracks 
 
Each year of the UP Health System Family Medicine Residency is divided into 13 four-week blocks. Through a combination of required and elective rotations, a resident gains a broad-based education in all medical specialty areas. UP Health System – Marquette is used for most inpatient rotations, while significant time is spent in Marquette at the Peninsula Medical Center with community physicians for the outpatient rotations. Time may be individually arranged elsewhere to meet special requests or needs, and rural family medicine electives in the Upper Peninsula are strongly encouraged. A rural family medicine rotation in the Upper Peninsula is scheduled for all second-year residents.
 

Design for Success

First year residents start their training with a four-week Introduction to Residency. This rotation is designed with hands-on experiences to prepare new residents for the predictable, but critical, care situations they will soon face. Residents are guided to develop a relationship with health care team members and learn how the team most effectively works together to provide excellent patient care in the hospital and in the family medicine center.
 
Visits to community support agencies, hands on review of examinations skills, and coaching with hospital information systems all actively prepare residents for their new role.
 

* Thirteen four-week blocks for rotations per year
 

Rural Experience

At UP Health System – Marquette we are proud of our rural training. Over 90% of our graduates are practicing in rural areas. To improve resident rural experience, second-year residents do a one-month rural rotation in one of many rural communities.  
 
 

Rotations

First Year Residents  
4 weeks Introduction to Residency
16 weeks Family Medicine/ Teaching Service
4 weeks Night Float
4 weeks Obstetrics
4 weeks Pediatrics
4 weeks Surgery
4 weeks Musculoskeletal Medicine
1 week Dermatology
1 week ENT
2 weeks Community Health & Family Medicine
2 weeks Hospice
2 weeks Outpatient Family Medicine
4 weeks Electives

  • Two half-days per week at Marquette Family Medicine office
  • 20 days paid time off
  • On call in house averages every seventh night, concentrated in night float

 
Second Year Residents
12 weeks Family Medicine/Teaching Service
4 weeks Night Float
4 weeks Obstetrics
4 weeks Pediatrics
4 weeks Emergency Medicine
4 weeks Critical Care 
4 weeks Rural Family Medicine
4 weeks Outpatient Family Medicine
2 weeks Gynecology
2 weeks Community & Family Medicine
2 weeks NICU
6 weeks Electives

  • Three half-days per week at Marquette Family Medicine office
  • 20 days paid time off
  • On Call: some in house and some at home back-up call, averages every ninth night, concentrated in Night Float

 
Third Year Residents
8 weeks Family Medicine/ Teaching Service or Hospitalist Medicine
6 weeks Pediatrics
4 weeks Emergency Medicine
2 weeks Musculoskeletal Medicine
2 weeks Sports Medicine
2 weeks Urology
2 weeks Gynecology
10 weeks Outpatient Family Medicine
2 weeks Obstetrics/Elective
14 weeks Electives

  • Four half-days per week at Marquette Family Medicine office
  • 20 days paid time off
  • On Call: at home back-up call, averages every tenth night

 
Electives
Residents select and design their electives with the guidance of their faculty advisor with the resident’s goal/objective in mind. Electives require the approval of the Program Director and the participating physician of the elective. The following are elective choices but not all can be done at UPHSM.

  • Additional time w/required rotations
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology 
  • Community Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Hospitalist Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Integrative Medicine
  • International Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • OP Psychiatry
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Rural Emergency Medicine


Surgical Electives:

  • Orthopedics
  • Podiatry
  • Hand
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Urology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Urogynecology


Clinical Tracks 

Residents may choose to use their elective rotations to pursue a specific interest in their medical training. The elective rotations are planned and designed to provide knowledge and experience in several clinical areas. Our experienced faculty are here to help our residents tailor their interests. Clinical areas of additional focus and training available to residents include:

Obstetrics
Rural Emergency Medicine
Hospitalist
Osteopathic Medicine
Geriatrics
Hospice/Palliative Medicine
Community Medicine
Integrative Medicine


Family Medicine Residency, 1414 West Fair Ave. Suite 36, Marquette MI 49855
Inquiries can be made by:
e-mail: residency@mghs.org
phone: 1-800-774-4844