Seven months of year one are spent on Children's Hospital's inpatient wards.  The wards include renal, hematology/oncology, infectious disease, and two general pediatric floors (zero to three year olds and three and up).  Interns have the opportunity to diagnose, manage, and discharge all patients under the supervision of senior and attending staff. 

At Hutzel Hospital, the Detroit Medical Center's nearby women's hospital, interns spend two months on the Normal Newborn Nursery Service.  A team of PL-I's, PL-2's, and a fellow on service attend low- and high-risk deliveries and provide appropriate interventions in newborn resuscitation.

Interns learn to manage patients with more severe disease during two months spent in the neonatal intensive care unit.  The NICU is staffed by five full time neonatologists, seven neonatal/perinatal fellows, as well as four first year residents.

The General Pediatric Clinic (GPC) at Children's Hospital is the continuity clinic for all pediatric residents. Interns build a patient base during year one and follow these patients during weekly continuity clinics and two months rotating at the GPC.