Gain Practical Experience from Day One

As a Family Medicine resident physician at CMU College of Medicine, you will benefit from the Saginaw-area's large and varied patient population. Our partnerships with the primary referral hospitals for patients from mid- and northeastern Michigan mean the breadth of patient experience here is unmatched.

Throughout your residency program, you will split your time between patient care and learning opportunities such as lectures and events. You will have the opportunity to care for patients in CMU Health clinics, partner hospitals and affiliate community health organizations across the Great Lakes Bay Region.

To apply for our ACGME residency programs, you must submit an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). For more information on how to apply via ERAS, contact your medical school dean of student affairs, or visit the ERAS web site to review application procedures.

To apply for our CPME residency program, you must submit an application through the Centralized Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (CASPR).  For more information on how to apply via CASPR, contact your medical school dean of student affairs, or visit the CASPR web site to review application procedures.

Applications to our ACGME residency programs should include:

  • ERAS common application form with personal statement
  • Dean's letter
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE transcripts (MD) OR
  • COMLEX transcripts (DO)
  • ECFMG certificate (for international medical graduates only)


Applications to our CPME residency programs should include:

  • CASPR common application form with personal statement
  • Podiatric medical school transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • APMLE transcripts

Eligibility requirements for ACGME programs:

Requirements for international medical students:
  • Graduates of non-U.S. based medical schools must have a medical degree and fulfill all educational requirements to practice medicine in the country where the degree was obtained.
  • International medical graduates must also have a valid ECFMG certificate and visa. We will follow the ECFMG rules regarding J-1 Visa status.

Eligibility requirements for CPME programs:

Institutional residency requirements (no exceptions):
  • Applications only accepted through ERAS/CASPR.
  • No felony conviction.
  • No misdemeanor conviction in the last three years.
  • No alcohol or drug (prescription or illicit) related convictions, including DUI/DWI. All new hires will be drug tested upon arrival on campus. Please refer to our Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace Policy.
  • ACGME Programs: matriculation from a medical school that we cannot verify as an LCME or AOA (must be on the approved California board list).
  • CPME Programs: matriculation from a podiatric medical school that we cannot verify as a CPME accredited college (must be on the approved CPME list)
  • Must be a medical school graduate after July 1, 2017. Exceptions made for those who started medical school prior to this date and:
    • Graduated and went immediately into a U.S. residency program. 
    • Are required to be on active federal service (e.g. military pay back).
    • Are in an advanced degree program (e.g. PhD) while remaining clinically active with hands on experience in the U.S. Shadowing in the U.S. does not count for being clinically active.
  • For fellowship positions, no more than three years without clinical activity.
  • Passed USMLE Step 1 & 2 CS and 2 CK or COMLEX Level 1 & 2-CE and 2-PE or APMLE Step 1 & 2 and 2 CSPE on 1st attempt (applicants with failure of one exam may be reviewed but unlikely to receive an interview).
  • No two remediations or reiterations of courses or clerkships
  • We do not sponsor H1-B Visas. We will follow the ECFMG rules regarding J-1 Visa status.
  • We do not prescreen applications prior to submission of ERAS  or CASPR application.
  • Students interested in Couples Matching should review the Couples Match Policy before applying.
Please see more specific requirements in the specialty web pages.

If you have questions about these requirements, contact the DIO, GME Office at 989-746-7672.