The Training Program: Clinical Training
For the first year, fellows rotate on a monthly basis between the University of MIchigan Hospital inpatient consultation service, the Ann Arbor Veteran's Administration (VA) Hospital inpatient consultation service with outpatient clinics, and a series of outpatient clinics. The clinic rotations change every three months, such that each fellow has the opportunity to experience a month of several different clinics during their first year. Several clinics are mandatory, and others are elective.
As the year progresses, the number of elective clinic rotations increases. Fellows may repeat specific rotations, choose to work with specific faculty, or design their own rotations to suit their unique needs. Continuity of care clinic is Friday morning, and all fellows attend this clinic for two years.
Examples of new rotations are: the Endocrine Surgery rotation introduced in 2012-13, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine rotations planned for 2013-14.