Internal Medicine Residency Program 




Conference:  Our conference schedule provides vital educational exposure to the core curriculum of Internal Medicine. In addition, each resident will be given direct supervision and mentoring in order to achieve academic success and to prepare for boards.

Simulation:  Spectrum Health Lakeland has established a high fidelity Simulation Center that provides advanced clinical training for IM residents.  Simulation scenarios occur monthly to enhance the residents’ decision-making skills and clinical reasoning.    

As an affiliate of and training site for the Statewide Campus System of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, additional resources are available, including electronic library access, research coordinator, statistician, and select live workshops.

  • 23 total positions - approximately 7-8 per year
  • Applications to the program will be accepted via ERAS beginning July 1
  • Interviews will be held October through December
  • Passing USMLE I/II or COMLEX I/II scores are required

Clinical Rotation Schedule 

Year 1
This first year provides residents with well-rounded experiences in traditional internship rotations. Residents will develop their core medical knowledge in order to learn the necessary skills to provide Internal Medicine care. The program includes the following in-house block rotations:

  • 5 General Medicine
  • 1 ICU
  • 2 Block Nights
  • 1 Geriatrics
  • 1 Ambulatory Continuity Clinic
  • 1 Pulmonary
  • 2 Selective

Year 2
The second year will focus on enhancing skills which will lead to efficiency in managing multiple patients in addition to expanding into more specialties:

  • 3 General Medicine
  • 1 ICU
  • 1 Block Nights
  • 1 Gastroenterology
  • 1 Nephrology
  • 1 Ambulatory Continuity Clinic
  • 1 Emergency Medicine
  • 1 Research/Administration
  • 1 Cardiology
  • 1 Selective
  • 1 Elective

Year 3
In the final year, the resident will be able to manage a variety of patients leading toward graduation and practice as an independent physician:

  • 4 Internal Medicine
  • 1 ICU
  • 1 Block Nights
  • 1 Rheumatology
  • 1 Heme/Onc
  • 1 Endocrinology
  • 1 Infectious Disease
  • 1 Neurology
  • 1 Selective
  • 1 Elective
  • All three years will include ambulatory/outpatient clinic (130 half days total)
  • Block nights entail one month of in-house nocturnist care.
  • Call is service related

Spectrum Health Lakeland 
Graduate Medical Education
1234 Napier Ave
Saint Joseph MI 49085
phone: (269) 982-4941
fax: (269) 985-4526

Michael Wang, MD Program Director,
Kim Wright, Residency Program Manager,

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