The Authority Health Internal Medicine Residency program is a three- year AOA accredited program that will provide diverse opportunities for training. Internal medicine residents have the opportunity to rotate through a variety of sites receiving training and developing skills in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. The Authority Health Internal Medicine program offers a primary care track, providing special emphasis in the practice of ambulatory medicine in addition to hospital based experiences in general medicine, medical subspecialties, and critical care.
In 2016, Authority Health’s Internal Medicine Program is ranked #3 by the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) out of 119 Osteopathic residency programs, in the nation.
The program emphasizes ambulatory continuity medicine with 30 percent of the resident’s total time spent in the ambulatory continuity clinic. Throughout the residency, an increasing amount of time is spent in ambulatory (non-hospital) rotations. This program is designed for resident graduates to be well prepared to enter a primary care office-based practice, or a hospital based environment as an internist or hospitalist. Trainees who begin this program with the Internal Medicine Track Internship will complete their training program in three (3) years. Residents who complete another internship before beginning the program must complete three years of residency training in addition to the internship, unless some advanced standing status is approved by the American College of Osteopathic Internists.
The following are responses to Frequently Asked Questions about applying to our program that you may find helpful:
- Do you participate in the NRMP match? Not at this time.
- Do you have minimum COMLEX scores? No.
- How do I apply? Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).
- How many letters of recommendation do you require? Three.
- What is the time frame for applying? Applications are accepted from August through January.
- Do you accept osteopathic graduates? Yes.
- Do you accept international graduates? This application year, the program is unable to sponsor those applicants needing visas.
- Do you need to have completed COMLEX Level 2 (both CE and PE) in order to apply? No, we will review applications without COMLEX 2 scores, however, we must have documentation of your successful completion of both 2CE and 2PE before we can offer a spot in our residency program.
- Do you offer observerships/audition rotations? No, at this time we are unable to accommodate observerships/audition rotations.
- Do you have a maximum number of years since graduation from Medical School? No we do not have a limit to the number of years since graduation; however, we do not consider applicants who have not been active in a clinical setting for a period of 2 years or more.
- Is the Authority Health program approved to train VA eligible residents? Yes
Emily Hurst, D.O., is the Program Director for the Authority Health Internal Medicine Program. She is certified in Internal Medicine by AOBIM and AOA. Dr. Hurst practices Internal Medicine as an intensivist at Henry Ford Health System, West Bloomfield, MI. Dr. Hurst is the Medical Director for Avera Health Systems, eCare Services, Sioux Falls, SD and Troy, Michigan. Additionally, Dr. Hurst is an integral part of IMPACT – Internal Medicine Physician Acute Care Team, Geriatric Internist in Pontiac, MI. She also teaches at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been the Regional Clinical Coordinator there since the new Detroit campus opened. Dr. Hurst is a graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital in Pontiac, MI, which is now called Mc Claren Oakland Hospital. She believes strongly in community outreach and being politically involved in the profession.
A typical first-year resident schedule looks like:
- 3 blocks: internal medicine (IM Floors) completed at our affiliated hospital
- 1 block: general surgery (GS) completed at our affiliated hospital
- 1 block: intensive care unit (ICU) completed at our affiliated hospital
- 1 block: ambulatory internal medicine (AMB IM) completed at the resident’s FQHC continuity clinic site
- 1 block: ambulatory gynecology (AMB GYN) completed at the resident’s FQHC continuity clinic site
- 1 block: Inpatient cardiology (CARDIO) completed at our affiliated hospital
- 1 block: pulmonary (PULM) medicine completed at our affiliated hospital
- 1 block: emergency medicine (ER) completed at our affiliated hospital
- ½ day per week at ambulatory (continuity) clinic (CC), and an additional full day during our +1 week, throughout the academic year.