Application & Interviews

How to Apply

We are a three-year unopposed program and accept applications for first year residents only through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). In addition, applications must be completed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

We are unable to offer observerships or externships.

For All Applicants

  • Deadline for all application materials is December 1st.
  • You must have three letters of recommendation with at least one being from a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician.
  • USMLE/COMLEX Scores - We look at the first and/or second attempt for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS (USMLE), or Level 1 and Level 2 (COMLEX).
  • Personal Statement: Please tell us about why you are choosing Family Medicine and why Alma, Michigan.
  • Be ECFMG Certified.
  • Have clinical experience in the United States, preferably within the specialty of Family Medicine.
  • Be a United States Citizen or have permanent resident status. We do not sponsor or support any Visas.
  • Have graduated medical school within the last 3 years.
  • We do follow the California approved/disapproved medical school list.

Applications will also be evaluated in regard to:

  • Work history and educational background.
  • Evidence of medical school rotations in family medicine or evidence of experience in the specialty of family medicine gained in a health care setting outside of medical school.
  • Language and communication skills.


Interviews are scheduled by invitation only and are conducted November through January of each year. The interview process includes an overnight stay in Alma (at the residency program’s expense). The actual interview day includes meetings with the director and other members of the faculty/residents and a tour of the Medical Center.

Contacting the Program Coordinator

Applications may be submitted through the dean of your medical school using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Once you apply, further correspondence should be directed to:

Amy Fraker - Family Medicine Program Coordinator at MidMichigan Medical Center - GratiotAmy Fraker
Family Medicine Program Coordinator
MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot
300 E. Warwick Drive
Alma, Michigan 48801
Phone (989) 466-7408

Apply Through ERAS

  • Deadline: December 1
  • Our NRMP Matching number: 2436120C0
  • Listed as: Michigan St Univ-East Lansing, Alma, Family Medicine

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