Program Details

Providence-Providence Park Hospital sponsors 17 residency and fellowship programs with more than 146 total house staff. The hospital has participated in graduate medical education since 1903.

Family Medicine Program Features

  • 47,000+ outpatient visits per year - double the number of patients at most other family medicine programs in Michigan

  • Two family medicine centers - a suburban/urban practice model in Southfield and a small town practice model in South Lyon

  • Emphasis on the personal medical home, prevention and chronic disease management

  • Excellent facilities

  • State-of-the-art simulation lab for learning

  • Curriculum content structured with flexibility

  • Osteopathic medicine curriculum and training

  • Opportunities include inpatient and outpatient patient-centered care, family centered maternity care, sports medicine, office procedures, care of the poor, care of the elderly, international medicine, community service, and osteopathic manipulative treatment

  • A top 100 teaching hospital with both depth in medical education resources and rotations designed specifically for family medicine residents

  • 100% pass rate on ABFM certification exam and AOBFP certification exam

  • Strong academic program affiliated with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Excellent practice opportunities within the Ascension Medical Group available locally and nationally upon graduation

  • Strong presence of family medicine within hospital system

  • Collegial atmosphere for medical education

  • Consistent continuous ACGME accreditation

  • ACGME Osteopathic Recognition Residency Program

  • 27 resident positions total with over 16 core facility members; high faculty/resident teaching ratio in office and hospital

  • Emphasis on teaching relationship expertise, life-long learning, evidence-based practice, and leadership

  • Sports Medicine Fellowship

Program Length/Available Positions
Program Length: Three years
First Year Positions: 9
Total Number of Positions: 27

Program Accreditation & Certification
The Providence-Providence Park Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and by the American Osteopathic Association to offer three years of training in family medicine. American Board of Family Medicine Certification: Since 1976, the Providence-Providence Park Hospital family medicine program has graduated 300+ residents. We are proud that our pass rate on the Boards is 100 percent.

Further information can be found on the Graduate Medical Education Website.

All residents are required to complete at least one research project and one quality improvement project prior to graduation. Support is available through the Biomedical Research Department. The Annual Resident Research Day at Providence-Providence Park Hospital, the Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education Research Forum and other local and regional conferences are available for presentation of research and quality improvement results. Research workshops are conducted annually to assist residents with formulating, conducting and reporting research projects

The Providence-Providence Park Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program is affiliated with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. We also participate in the Southeastern Michigan Center for Medical Education, an educational consortium of teaching hospitals in southeastern Michigan. We are a clinical campus for medical students from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. As an Osteopathic Recognized program we also participate with the Statewide Campus System Graduate Education network through Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

There are 17 Board-Certified Family Physicians on the faculty. The practices also have midlevel providers. In the Family Medicine Centers, the teaching ratio is 2-3 residents per faculty preceptor.

Faculty Advisor
A Faculty Advisor is assigned to each resident to act as a mentor with respect to patient management, academic matters, interpersonal considerations and other matters to support the resident.

Resident Forum
Providence-Providence Park Hospital Family Medicine residents meet weekly to discuss subjects of mutual interest and for governance. Administrative Chief Residents are elected annually and act as the liaison with the faculty and staff.

After completion of the second year, residents are allowed to work up to 16 hours per week in a position that is approved by the Program Director. A permanent license is required. Residents must comply with the 80-hour work week.

Our Graduates

Graduates of the Providence Hospital Family Medicine Program go on to have successful careers practicing in a wide variety of locations and settings:


  • 1/3 stay within the St. John Health System

  • 1/3 practice in the state of Michigan

  • 1/3 practice around the United States and the abroad including many graduates in rural and underserved areas

Our program offers career planning services to assist our graduates with finding placements.