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The first accredited program in Michigan and one of the oldest in the country, the CMU College of Medicine's Family Medicine residency program offers a rich history of excellence.

We seek enthusiastic residents who want to make important contributions to the field, especially those who share our mission to expand services in Northern Michigan. Those who seek to contribute to the field in other places and in other ways will also find that our program offers outstanding training for whatever their personal mission in Family Medicine may be.

Why Choose CMU for Family Medicine?

The Family Medicine program is strengthened by collaboration with two principal hospitals in Saginaw: Covenant HealthCare and Ascension St. Mary's. These serve as the primary referral centers for complex medical care in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Both hospitals see a broad spectrum of clinical problems.

You'll also benefit from the new 46,000 square foot CMU College of Medicine educational building on the Covenant campus, which features advanced technology classrooms and a state-of-the-art simulation center used to augment realistic medical scenarios for residents.

Our faculty come from diverse training locations and offer a strong community preceptor presence. They lead dedicated Friday afternoon didactics as well as an annual retreat for all residents, faculty and staff.

Mission Statement

The CMU Family Medicine Residency Program’s mission is to prepare and enhance diversity and cultural competency within the resident physicians with focus improving access to high-quality healthcare to patients in medically underserved regions. We aim to develop and maintain exemplary educational programs within the realm of family medicine and promote dissemination of knowledge that is important for clinical practice, education and organization of healthcare. Within community service, we will work in partnership with local organizations to address the needs of both the greater community as well as the community served by the residency program to train future leaders in Family Medicine.

Program Highlights

  • 3-year program
  • Fully accredited by ACGME
  • Nine adult inpatient months
  • Four elective months
  • Night float system (no traditional call)
  • Extensive research and publishing opportunities
  • Training in various outpatient procedures including dermatologic surgery, gynecologic procedures, breast procedures, and GI endoscopy
  • Outstanding inpatient pediatric experience
  • Participation in comprehensive outpatient geriatric assessments