This year, the medical school may participate in MI Docs, an exciting new program in the state of Michigan. MI Docs is a new, state-funded program set up to finance expanded residency positions in select specialties within the state. Residents who enter these new positions will contractually commit to practice for at least two years after residency in a rural or urban underserved setting in Michigan. In exchange, the MI Docs residents qualify for up to $75,000 of educational loan repayment. MI Docs residencies also feature a variety of enhanced curricular elements in areas such as ambulatory care, quality improvement, interprofessional collaboration, and care of the underserved.
Several of our WMed residency programs plan to participate in MI Docs this upcoming year, including Family Medicine - Kalamazoo, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Medicine-Pediatrics, and Psychiatry. These residencies will therefore be expanding their respective programs.
This is the first year of MI Docs, so there will be a lot of late-breaking developments. If you are interested, please contact your program of interest, who can provide you with the most up-to-date information available regarding this exciting program.