Benefits and Stipends

Annual Salary

  • First Year - $53,000
  • Second Year - $54,500
  • Third Year - $56,000

Vacations & Continuing Medical Education

Each resident will be entitled to 15 work days of vacation for each of the three years of residency training.

In addition, each resident will be entitled to 5 days of continuing medical educational days for each of the three years of residency training.

Reimbursement will be available for expenses incurred while attending approved medical conferences or for purchase of medical books, up to:

  • $1500 for first year residents
  • $1800 for second year residents
  • $2000 for third year residents

Certifications: Additionally, each resident will complete ACLS, NRP, ALSO, PALS and Fundamental Critical Care Support certification training. The expenses for these training courses are paid for by the residency program.


Each resident receives an iPad, making it easy to access information on the go.

Uniforms & Meals

Lab coats and a meal allowance are provided.

Insurance Benefits

A managed-care preferred provider plan, dental, vision and life insurance is available for resident, spouse and minor children effective the first of the month following the date of employment. Short-term and long-term disability coverage is provided for each resident after twelve months of employment.

Moving Expenses

Relocation and moving expenses up to $1,500 are available to incoming residents. Mileage, meals and temporary lodging will be reimbursed as a taxable benefit.

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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Resident Testimonial

Photo of Ji Eun Lee, M.D., resident physician at MSU/MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot Family Medicine Residency Program, Alma, Michigan.

Ji Eun Lee, M.D.
Tufts University, School of Medicine

Great Education and Work-Life Balance

"This residency program embodies what a rural town in Michigan stands for: collegiality and hard work. The potential and the scope of practice of family doctors who practice in a small town are impressive and there is a huge need for them. The size of faculty and the number of residents in this program allow for an intimate and individualized setting that is perfect for education and work-life balance. I am amazed by the dedication of faculty and administrative staff to this residency program, as well as to the community of Alma and its surrounding areas. Their investment in resident education is evident in didactic curriculum that's built into our schedule. Outside of work, there are frequent social gatherings to allow us to hang with other residents and faculty" - Ji Eun Lee, M.D.