MedMates Welcome Event 2021
In June 2021, our residents, along with their significant others and families, gathered for the annual MedMates Welcome Event.

Welcome to MedMates! We are an organization for ALL resident physicians and medical students, their spouses and significant others, and their families. We are committed to create a system of support for one another. Together, we provide a family friendly atmosphere that is inclusive of all cultures and we support the community in which we live.

The best part about MedMates is we do the planning for you so there is no need to worry whether you're going to have fun during residency or medical school and make new, lifelong friendships. Plus, many of the events MedMates organizes are funded by WMed. 

Make sure to find us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on what's happening and stay connected to other MedMates!


  • Welcome Events
    Whether it's a dessert reception, picnic in the park, house BBQ, or ice cream social, these events are a great opportunity for you to meet others in your shoes. New and old residents will be there to get to know one another.
  • Adults Night
    Enjoy some grown-up time, whether you're married or single! Game night, Rib Fest, bowling, and get togethers at local breweries are just a few activities for the adults to attend.
  • MedMates Time
    Bring the whole gang or just yourself to these special events. Past outings have included summer fruit picking and a visit to an apple orchard in the fall.
  • Playgroup
    If your kids are bored of playing with their own toys and are tired of playing with Mommy & Daddy, join other parents and kids at kid-friendly area attractions, such as the Air Zoo, Jungle Joe's, and the Kalamazoo Nature Center.
  • Wellness Club
    Stay active and join us for activities such as yoga, golfing, and dog walks in the park. 
  • Craft Club
    Show your creative side! But even if you are no Martha Stewart, you can join us at our craft club events. In fact, most people come for the conversation, not the crafts.
  • Girls Night
    These female-only functions are centered around fun, fun, and more fun. Past events have included Art Hop, a recipe exchange, and Pottery Bayou.
  • Guys Night
    No girls allowed! These guys-only gatherings have included rock climbing, paintball, and hockey games.
  • Hospitality
    Has something significant happened in your life? Whether it's a marriage, death, illness, your first child or your fifth, know you've got a great support group in MedMates. We'll be there for you with meals or just an ear to listen to you, or a shoulder to cry on.


Check out what's going on each month and get involved.