What is the “+1”?
The one is perhaps the residents’ favorite part of the system. During this week, all residents are free from hospital & floor duties. Yes, no wards. Each morning at 07:30, lectures begin from all specialties, with each hour as a different topic. Lecturers vary from attending internists, in-house specialists, specialists from DMC main, or other regional experts. These mornings also house MKSAP review sessions and occasionally workshops.
Afternoons are spent in continuity clinics. Uniquely, Huron Valley residents have a low attending-to-resident ratio in private clinic settings. This allows for considerably more one-on-one teaching, without compromising continuity. It also allows residents interested in private practice to learn about the business of medicine and running a practice. Our residents see considerably more patients in their clinics, and have low “no show” rates.
The “+1” weeks offer intensive didactics, immersion in clinic, and a refreshing break from often grueling floors. Although brand new to Huron Valley, the “4+1” has been a great success.