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Community Health Center of Branch County

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Highlights

Community Health Center of Branch County is in a small city in a rural area, which allows us to develop programs of one-on-one training. Rotations are arranged so that crowding is eliminated and training occurs at the attending-student level. Rotations are designed to allow for office-based exposure on all services, including surgery, medicine and obstetrics. H&Ps are assigned only for those patients the student will be following. There are no ward services or night block call, which allow more free time for house staff.

Although we are located in a rural community and are a small community hospital, we have a wide variety of pathology. Our service area exceeds 45,000. We have an active osteopathic practice program and utilize OMM in the hospital and clinic. We have a strong ongoing didactic program in osteopathic practice. Our programs are learner friendly and we offer a safe and comfortable environment in which to learn.

Residents at the Community Health Center of Branch County attend monthly journal clubs and monthly family medicine text review. We offer ECG, pediatric behavior medicine, and ambulatory procedures courses for all residents. Ambulatory medicine and osteopathic practice and principles seminars are strong components of the educational program. A wide variety of pathology and hands-on opportunities complement the didactic program.

City Profile

Coldwater is an attractive growing city of approximately 10,000, offering a good quality of life, many lakes and parks, and home of the Tibbits Opera House, which offers a popular summer stock series, children's theater, and a variety of performances year-round. Coldwater is located in South Central Michigan on I-69, midway from I-94 and I-80, and is approximately mid-point between Chicago and Detroit.

Contact

274 East Chicago Street
Coldwater, MI 49036-2088
Phone: 517 517 279-5400
Email: vogell@msu.edu
Website: www.chcbc.com
Website: sites.google.com/site/msuchcbc

Director of Medical Education and Family Medicine Program Director:
Tim Miller, D.O.
517 677-9983

MEC and Librarian:
Shelby Arey
517 279-5462

AOA/ACGME Approved Residencies

  AOA Approved ACGME Approved
Family Medicine  9
Total Positions:  9

Clerkship Rotations:

Ambulatory Medicine; Anesthesiology; Cardiology; Emergency Medicine; Family Medicine; General Surgery; Internal Medicine; Oncology; Ophthalmology; Orthopedic Surgery; Pathology; Pediatrics; Podiatry; Psychiatry; Pulmonary Medicine; Rural Underserved; Urological Surgery