Family Medicine Residency Program Network
Affiliated Family Medicine Residency Programs
The Family Medicine Residency Program Network is a collaborative effort of the family medicine residency programs affiliated with Michigan State University. The goal of the Family Medicine Residency Network is to serve the faculty, staff, and residents of the MSU-affiliated programs — bringing them together for activities and collaborative efforts of mutual benefit, as well as serving the individual programs. The Network strives to foster collaboration in projects and research, and resource exchanges between programs. The goal of the Network is to work together toward excellence in residency education for all affiliated programs.
The Senior Resident Leadership Training is held annually in May at the Kettunen Retreat Center in Tustin, Michigan. The focus of this training is on developing leadership skills (particularly interpersonal and administrative skills) among “to-be” senior residents (particularly chief residents). The training also encourages future communication and collaboration among residents in the Network.
Recent Annual Network Retreats:
September 21, 2012. “Accountable Care: Advancing the Vision” was hosted by Sparrow/MSUFamily Medicine Residency.
- Keynote: Allan Ramsay, MD, “Preparing the Health Care Workforce for Accountable Care”
- Panel Discussion: “Statewide Stories on Organizing and Implementing Systems of Care,”
- Bill Wadland, facilitator;
- Allan Ramsay, responder
- Panelists: David Blair, MD- Advantage Health-Trinity/St. Mary PHO, MiPCT; Tom Noren, MD- Senior Vice-President-Chief Medical Officer- Marquette General Health System; Trissa Torres, MD- Director of HealthWorks- Genesys Health System- “Pioneer ACO” HHS; Peter Graham, MD- VP Sparrow Medical Group, Sparrow Health System; Jean Malouin, MD, MPH- Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan, lead for state of Michigan federally funded primary care transformation demonstration project.
- Kelly Clark, Munson Family Medicine Residency, “Bringing the Patient Centered Medical Home to Family Residency Training: A Longitudinal Curriculum”
- Rebecca Malouin, MSU Department of Family Medicine, “2012 Family Medicine Residency Network PCAT: Survey to Assess the Medical Homeness of Network Practices”
September 30, 2011. "Applying Tools to Advance Professionalism," was hosted by the McLaren Family Medicine Residency, Flint, Michigan (see photo gallery).Topics and speakers included:
- “Emotional Intelligence,” Barb Wolf, PhD
- “Professionalism Scorecard,” Ed Jackson, MD, George Smith, MD
- “Just What are We Professing!,” an Interactive Case Discussion with Bill Wadland, MD, John B Molidor, PhD, Karen Kent, MD, John Collins, MD
- “Legislative Advocacy,” Joe Neller
- “Developing a Professionalism Curriculum,” Karen Mitchell, MD
- “Duty Hours and Professionalism,” John vanSchagen, MD, Bill Rawlins, DO
- “Assessing Emotional Intelligence During the Recruitment Process,” Paul Lazar, MD
Residency Program Director’s Meetings are held four times during the academic year to discuss Network activities and facilitate sharing across programs.
The National Family Medicine Board Review Course is a collaboration of the Center for Medical Education, Inc. and Dowden Health Media, along with the MSU Department of Family Medicine. Compact discs of all the slide presentations and an audio version of the course have been delivered to each participating residency program.
FMR-NET is a listserv for the faculty of the network, allowing communication with many faculty by sending one message. Updates and resources relating to family medicine and graduate medical education are sent as needed. Members can send messages by sending email to email@example.com.
For further information, contact Network Director firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-884-0439.