Family Medicine Residency


Munson Family Medicine Residency Program

The Munson Family Medicine Residency Program integrates osteopathic and allopathic medicine together, with the resources of Munson Medical Center, a regional referral center repeatedly recognized for high quality care. This dual accreditation 6/6/6 program accepts both DO and MD trainees.

This program is affiliated with the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) and with the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSUCHM).

It is a rural-based program located in beautiful Traverse City, Mich. and is structured to train physicians for rural and small town practice. Ambulatory, hospital, and community-based training are utilized throughout the residency.

The Munson Family Medicine Residency prepares residents for full-spectrum care including inpatient, outpatient, obstetrics, and office-based procedures with a focus on providing health care in rural communities. In this unopposed program, residents work directly with attending physicians on consults and iterations.



Our program is affiliated with the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a member of the Statewide Campus System.

The Statewide Campus System (SCS) is an OPTI (Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution) that enhances the quality of postdoctoral education through collective efforts by 42 hospital and academic members. The SCS of MSUCOM provides educational programs and opportunities for osteopathic, as well as allopathic residents and fellows, in Michigan.

About once a month, our residents travel as a group to Lansing for a 1-2 day specialized course. Courses include:

  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics
  • Advanced Pediatric Life Support
  • Business and Legal Considerations
  • Dermatology
  • Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Women’s Health

While this monthly conference is hosted by the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Munson Family Medicine is unique in that we send both our osteopathic and allopathic residents to this conference.

Aside from the excellent learning opportunities, these road trips give our residents a great opportunity to build camaraderie and catch up with one another.

View a list of upcoming seminars.

Residents also have the opportunity to participate in research projects. Past residents and faculty research has included efficacy of simulation for ACLS performance, marijuana use in pregnancy, and the introduction of CPAP with our partner institution Chogoria PCEA Hospital in Kenya.

International Medicine

We have built a strong relationship with Chogoria PCEA Hospital in Chogoria, Kenya. Through this partnership, our residents have the opportunity to travel to Kenya to practice international medicine while helping Chogoria PCEA Hospital establish a family medicine residency. We also share technology and clinical protocols with the hospital.

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Dual Accreditation

Our program is dual accredited, accepting both DO and MD candidates and allowing them to learn from each other.

  • Accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for Internship and Family Medicine Residency Training.
  • Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for Family Medicine Residency Training.

Our faculty includes both DOs and MDs.

Our Facilities

The primary ambulatory training site for this program is the Munson Family Medicine Center. This full-service, freestanding, hospital-owned family medicine center has examination and procedure rooms, as well as resident and faculty office space. Trainees provide comprehensive and longitudinal care to their individual patient panel under direct faculty supervision. Progressive responsibility for patient management is emphasized throughout the three-year program. Residents also share night and weekend call.

Our hospital is Munson Medical Center, a 442-bed nonprofit hospital serving as northern Michigan’s regional referral center. It is the largest of the nine Munson Healthcare system hospitals located throughout northern Michigan. Munson Medical Center is nationally recognized for superior quality care and operational performance. It is home to:

Community Outreach

  • Sports Physicals at Area Schools: We provide yearly sports physicals at Kingsley High School. There are also additional opportunities at other schools.
  • Detroit Red Wings Training Camp: Residents help stitch-up players and evaluate injuries at this exciting annual, week-long event.
  • Annual Special Olympics Health Screens: We provide this rewarding service every three years when Special Olympics is hosted in our area.
  • Community Education: Residents have the opportunity to offer seminars for the public. Recent topics have included osteoporosis, prenatal care, and disaster medicine.
  • Homeless Outreach/Street Medicine: Residents work collaboratively with other healthcare providers to care for those experiencing homelessness in our communities. This includes outreach to encampments and visiting local shelters. 

Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission: The Munson Family Medicine Residency, through a dually accredited program, will train high quality family medicine physicians who are well prepared to serve the rural communities of northern Michigan.

Vision: By our actions we will improve access to high-quality family medicine services for the citizens of northern Michigan. We will be recognized as a program of excellence.

Core Values and Beliefs

  • Respect for diversity
  • Excellent patient care and excellent medical education are interdependent
  • Allopathic/osteopathic equality
  • Excellence results from continuous improvement
  • Interdisciplinary teamwork is essential for success


  • High quality
  • High satisfaction
  • Congruence with Munson Medical Center/Munson Healthcare mission and values
  • Continuous personal growth of all personnel

Contact Us

To learn more about our residency program, contact:

Stephanie Johnston, Coordinator, Graduate Medical Education
Munson Medical Center
1400 Medical Campus Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49684
231-935-8020 phone
231-935-8098 fax