Greater Lansing - Internal Medicine Residency GME

internal medicine

McLaren Greater Lansing’s Internal Medicine Residency Program has implemented the innovative “4+1” scheduling system. The “4” represents a traditional four week rotation, without conflicting outpatient responsibilities. For four consecutive weeks, you will be able to focus solely on the education of your rotation. The “1” refers to a week spent in the continuity clinic where the residents are free from hospital based responsibilities. Because the “+1’s” constitute a total of ten weeks, the MGL IM residents have only ten, four week rotations per academic year. Additionally, because the number of rotations are decreased, the number of residents per team increases, fostering an excellent rounding atmosphere in a small internal medicine program.

The purpose of the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program is to provide the resident with the knowledge and clinical skills in all areas of internal medicine necessary to ethically prepare residents for a career in internal medicine or an internal medicine subspecialty through direct patient contact, didactic education, and self-directed learning at the highest possible level of competence by the completion of the training program.

Residents are provided the opportunities to exercise clinical judgment and technique, achieving an optimal level of competence in the practice of internal medicine in order to render full care to anyone with conditions, which fall within the purview of practice in internal medicine health care. The resident has a unique opportunity to learn internal medicine in patient clinics, hospital rounds, and in formal and informal conferences. Ongoing and continuing medical education is assured and accomplished by teaching conferences each week, attended by faculty, trainees, and students. The internal medicine trainee has daily and continuous contact with the faculty in the clinics, rounds, teaching conferences, and individual rotation conferences.

Specialty training is provided by volunteer specialists in private practice at MGL. Cardiology, pulmonology, nephrology, gastroenterology, neurology, infectious disease, hematology, and oncology all have teaching services at MGL. Critical care rotations are coordinated through the cardiology and pulmonary services. Endocrinology and Rheumatology rotations are not based at the hospital and are either done in an outpatient clinic setting or at another institution. A one month Geriatric rotation is done at Rush University Medical Center located in Chicago, Illinois during the third year of training.

McLaren Greater Lansing is a member of the Statewide Campus System (SCS) of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (MSUCOM) Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution (OPTI), and the Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education (SEMCME). Benefits and opportunities of these associations include educational sessions for residents, scholarly activity opportunities, and quality improvement summits. Additionally, the association with Michigan State University is especially beneficial as it provides our residents with the opportunity to receive academic appointments within the university.

For more information regarding the Internal Medicine Residency Program, please contact:

Cassandra Cornwell, C-TAGME
Program Administrator
Medical Education Department
McLaren Greater Lansing
401 W Greenlawn Avenue
Lansing, MI 48910


Amit Ghose, MD
Program Director