MIDOCs Program

MIDOCs is a state-funded program set up to expand graduate medical education residency positions in select specialties to recruit and retain physicians in underserved areas in the state of Michigan. Acceptance of a MIDOCs residency position includes a two-year commitment to practice in a rural or urban underserved area in Michigan post-residency. Additionally, residents may also receive up to $75,000 for loan repayment of qualifying educational loans. Residents must also agree to forego any sub-specialty training for at least two years post-residency with the exception of a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship which must be integrated with a psychiatry residency training program in a MIDOCs affiliated institution. The program is particularly well-suited for learners already dedicated to primary care and serving medically underserved populations.

CMU College of Medicine is among four Michigan-based medical schools that collaborated on the MIDOCS program. The program was created to address the physician shortage in Michigan by increasing the number of residency slots, especially in primary care specialties; increase access to care by recruiting and retaining residents to practice in high-need, rural and urban underserved areas after their training; and help alleviate medical school debt for doctors practicing in Michigan’s medically underserved communities.

CMU residency programs currently participating in the MIDOCs program include:


The CMU College of Medicine’s mission is fully aligned with the MIDOCs program. We are committed to serving the underserved and addressing Michigan’s most pressing public health concerns. Our residents are advocates for patients and help improve access to high-quality care in the Great Lakes Bay Region. CMU residents train in a team-oriented, supportive, and multicultural environment that shapes them into competent and confident physicians.

Visit www.michigandocs.org or contact the Office of Graduate Medical Education for more information.

Visit the  Great Lakes Bay Health Center to view the Family Medicine MIDOCs Faculty.

View the MIDOCs Resident Addendum and our Resident Contract.