Application Information for the Munson Family Practice Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in the Munson Family Practice Residency program.

The Family Practice Residency Program at Munson Medical Center is an unopposed, dually accredited (AOA and ACGME) residency located in Traverse City, Mich. The curriculum focuses on preparing residents for rural family practice opportunities in northern Michigan.

Application Requirements

We receive far more applications than our admissions committee can review.

To have your application reviewed by this program:

  • You must be a permanent U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status (green card holder). We do not sponsor or support any visas.
  • You must have had a four-year undergraduate degree before entering medical school.
  • You must have graduated from medical school within two years of residency beginning.
  • You must be eligible to be licensed in all 50 states and U.S. territories as demonstrated by:
    • Graduation from an LCME fully-accredited medical school
    • Graduation from an AOA/COCA fully-accredited medical school
    • International medical graduates (IMGs) having a valid ECFMG, all medical school rotations being at ACGME-accredited sites, and enrolled/graduated from an ECFMG-approved school recognized in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

If you do not meet these criteria, your application will not be reviewed.

If you do meet the above criteria, your application will flow into an active file for review. Applications will be prioritized utilizing a number of criteria which may include medical school performance, COMLEX/USMLE performance, participation in extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, etc.

Step II Results

We realize current medical school students may not have Step II results on transcript when they apply. Candidates must have passed both Step I and II (both parts) by the time Match Rank Order List is submitted. Plan accordingly. Priority will be given to students with all three grades (I, II, and II Physical/Practical exams) posted to transcript prior to the deadline for Rank Order list. The number of attempts needed to pass will be taken into consideration; please make sure you document them on your application.

ECFMG Certificates

We also realize that current foreign medical school students will not have completed the requirements for ECFMG at the time of their application and interview. However, ECFMG certificates must be received prior to the residency beginning (which is a requirement for licensing by state of Michigan). Plan accordingly.

Application Procedure

Both allopathic and osteopathic candidates must participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Applications will be reviewed after September 1 and selected candidates will be contacted and invited to schedule an interview. Applications must be received by December 31, but realistically, interview slots are usually all filled by early December.

Please Submit

  • Personal statement
  • Common application form
  • Medical school transcript
  • COMLEX and/or USMLE Transcript
    • Completion of COMLEX-USA Level 1 or USMLE Step 1 with passing score prior to submitting application
    • Completion of COMLEX-USA Level 2 or USMLE Step 2 with passing score prior to the program's submission of its match list to the NRMP
  • ECFMG certificate, if applicable
  • 3 - 4 letters of recommendation
  • Dean’s Letters (MSPE) will download on scheduled date.

Applications should be submitted through the Electronic Application Service (ERAS).

Contact

Once you have applied, further correspondence should be directed to:

Dana Hoyle MacLellan, Coordinator
Graduate Medical Education
Munson Medical Center
1400 Medical Campus Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684

231-935-8012 phone
231-935-8098 fax

dmaclellan@mhc.net