Henry Ford Macomb Hospital

formerly St. Joseph's Healthcare
Clinton Township, MI

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Traditional Internships

    The Medical Education Committee has established the following goals for the internship program:

bulletTo provide appropriate clinical training experiences so that interns may identify, analyze, and solve the more common diagnostic and therapeutic problems of medical, surgical, and obstetrical patients, both ambulatory and hospitalized, in adult and pediatric age groups.
bulletTo provide a systematic program of didactic experiences to assist interns in the organization and reinforcement of bio-psychosocial knowledge, skills, and attitudes; and to provide the opportunity to acquire new knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will provide the base for continuing education.

    Patient Care is the principal method by which physicians in training gain clinical knowledge, skills and attitudes.  While the trainee's education is of paramount importance, there will be a certain portion of patient care that will be a service to the patient, the attending physician, and training setting.  There is rarely a clinical experience that does not have some education component to it.  Flexibility and understanding are important attitudes for the intern to develop and practice as the training program strives to achieve an appropriate balance between education and service. 

    Cooperation is essential to provide all aspects of patient care to qualified trainees.  Interns care for patients within their level of expertise.  This expertise will expand as training progresses.  There are resident physicians and attending staff available to discuss any diagnostic or management decision about which there is uncertainty.  Interns will not be left unsupervised to care for patients beyond their expertise.  Appropriate discretion and judgment are important attributes when any doubt exists or when conformation of a trainee decision is indicated. 

  

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