Ascension Macomb Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights


St. John Macomb Hospital and St. John Oakland Hospital merged in 2007, and today we’re St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital – one hospital, two campuses.

The Madison Heights Campus offers a full range of adult medical and surgical services provided by board-certified physicians with a majority having university appointments. We conduct medical research as part of university-directed programs in family practice, emergency medicine, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, urology, ophthalmology and cardiovascular care.

Our Madison Height Campus is a 159-bed acute care, osteopathic teaching hospital that is affiliated with Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. The hospital offers first-rate residency training in emergency medicine and serves as the base hospital for the Madison Heights and Hazel Park fire and EMS personnel. A new pharmacy serves associates and the community. For more information, call 866-501-DOCS (3627).

Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights

School Affiliations

  • Michigan State University
  • KCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospital Statistics

  • Total Beds - 159
  • Admissions - 24,163
  • ER Visits - 31,766
  • Outpatient Visits: 56,574
  • Inpatient Surgeries - 1,165
  • Outpatient Surgeries - 5,510
  • DOs on Staff - 273
  • MDs on Staff – 746

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Family Medicine (4 weeks) - Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine (8 weeks) - Inpatient
  • Ob/Gyn (4 weeks) -  Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Pediatrics (4 weeks) - Outpatient
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Surgery (8 weeks) - Inpatient

This site schedules clinical experiences in four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

  • Allergy-Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology/ENT
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery
  • Urology

Fourth-Year Clerkships

  • Allergy-Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology/ENT
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery
  • Urology

All students are limited to a total of 4 clerkships with Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospitals during 4th-year (2-week and 4-week clerkships are both counted as one clerkship)

Residency Information

  • Advanced Education in Dentistry (AEGD)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
    • Cardiology Fellowship
    • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
    • Gastroenterology Fellowship
    • Nephrology Fellowship
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Perodontics
  • Podiatry
  • Surgery
  • Traditional Year
  • Urology

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students have access to classroom with video conference capability, computers, dining room, internet, medical library, phones, printers, study space and WiFi while on duty at the hospital
  • Meal Benefits: Meal stipend provided to base students for the year
  • Visiting Student Housing: Housing is available to non-core visiting 4th-year students, first come, first served

Duties & Opportunities

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in weekly rounds, night call and weekend rounds as assigned
  • Didactics: Students are required to participate in lectures, rounds and reading as assigned
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Students are required to participate in didactics and skill development in OMT/OPP as provided

Unique Site Characteristics

  • ACLS and BLS certifications must be current
  • Background check and drug screen is required annually
  • Drug screen required within 3 months of rotation start (10-Panel)
  • Influenza Vaccine required annually
  • NBOME COMAT Subject Exams taken at a Prometric Testing Center (testing accommodations other than extra time may not be available)
  • Orientation is provided prior to the first clerkship
  • Students are limited to a total of 4 clerkships with Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospitals during 4th-year (2-week and 4-week clerkships are both counted as one clerkship)
  • TB screening required annually
  • Travel may be required for third-year Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA)

Additions or changes to this site's information may occur at any time - information last updated 10/2/18

Contact Information

  • KCU Clinical Clerkship Coordinator: Noelle Herman
  • Core Site Contact: Marcie Hamilton
  • Manager, Graduate Medical Education: Melanie Mosner
  • Director of Medical Education: Rafael Barretto, DO