Alma Family Medicine Residency: 3-Year Curriculum


First Year (PGY 1)


Family Medicine Service (3 months)

General Surgery

Gynecology/Women's Health


Pediatric Outpatient

Pediatric Inpatient

Emergency Medicine




Second Year (PGY 2)

Pediatric Inpatient

Health System Management

Orthopedics/Sports Medicine



(Night) Family Medicine Service (3 months)



Elective (1 month)

Third Year (PGY 3)

Family Medicine Service (3 months)



Urgent Care

Emergency Medicine


Outpatient Medicine

Pediatric Outpatient

Elective (3 months)


Weekly half day didactics occur every Wednesday in addition to one Friday afternoon per month. These didactics cover the breadth of family medicine practice and also include: Evidenced Based Medicine, Behavior Health, Procedural Training, OB & Pediatrics, and Wound Care.

Ultrasound Curriculum

Point of care Ultrasound (POCUS) training is taught longitudinally throughout all 3 years of training. 

Procedural Curriculum

Procedural training is taught through longitudinal procedural training curriculum. Which includes lectures, workshops, and “procedure day” in clinic where resident works one on one with faculty.

MSU-Statewide Campus System (SCS)

Our program participates in the Statewide Campus System through Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Residents travel to East Lansing, Michigan once a month for approximately nine months per year. The SCS program cover a variety of topics including: ALSO Course, APLS Course, Colposcopy Course, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Dermatological Procedures, Chronic Diseases and Practice Management.

Longitudinal Curriculum

Behavioral Medicine
Procedural Training
Ultrasound Training

Hospital Based Didactics

MidMichigan Health also offers a variety of educational activities that residents are encouraged to attend. These include: EKG Grand Rounds, Cancer Conference, Leadership Safety Rounds, CCU Teaching Rounds and many other specialty-specific educational opportunities.

Call Responsibility

First Year (PGY 1)

No overnight call during PGY 1 year!

PGY 1 call includes one ten-hour Saturday shift in the Emergency Department per month on average.

Second Year (PGY 2) and Third Year (PGY3)

Residents are assigned one call shift per month on average for our Family Medicine Hospital Service.

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 Kamil Cieply, M.D., resident physician at MSU/MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot Family Medicine Residency Program, Alma, Michigan.

Kamil Cieply, M.D.
Medical University of Lubin

Fantastic Unopposed Program

“The Gratiot Family Medicine Residency is a fantastic program. The residency program has an intimate faculty to resident ratio which gives the residents innumerable opportunities to engage their preceptors and attendings with any clinical inquiries. The program itself is unopposed and provides residents with a “front row seat” to a hands on experience in each of their rotations.  The program is situated in a rural community which gives residents the exposure to a more varied clinical scenarios typically not encountered in metropolitan settings. The area is incredibly safe and very affordable with college towns and larger cities nearby. People in Alma are genuine and approachable, and I couldn’t have chosen a better or more competitive program than here at Gratiot."  - Kamil Cieply, M.D.