The Wayne State University Family Medicine Residency Program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and accepts applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The deadline for receiving applications through ERAS is December 31st.
The Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences does not accept applications for observerships or externships at this time.
- ERAS Common Application
- Personal Statement
- Medical School Transcripts
- USMLE Board Score Transcripts
- Medical School Dean's Letter
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- Valid ECFMG Certificate (International Medical Graduates only)
- Graduation from Medical School within 2 years
- PASS on USMLE/COMLEX I and II
- A minimum of 6 months US clinical experience, which may include observerships
We have elected to participate in signaling in the upcoming recruitment year to flag applications for review. Per the AAMC suggestions, we request all applicants signal their most interested programs regardless of whether they are home or away. WSU students and those who have rotated with us are requested to utilize signaling to flag us to a high level of interest.
Applications undergo a holistic review by our Resident Recruitment Committee which consists of the Program Director, faculty, residents and staff. Assessments of applications by different committee members are all weighed equally. We not only welcome, but encourage people from different backgrounds to join our team. We seek to attract team members who will make the population of health care providers more representative of the general population and welcome applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the training program. Applications are not ranked based on citizenship, medical school or status of recommendation letter writers as we feel these items can lend themselves towards bias.
Applications are reviewed for an overall passion for family medicine, capacity for compassion, job experience, work-ethic and professionalism. The content of letters of recommendation are evaluated rather than the credentials of the writer.
Applications are reviewed by the Resident Recruitment Committee; those applicants who meet and exceed our criteria may be considered for an interview and will be notified via email to arrange for an interview. Interviews are scheduled in October through January. During interviews, applicants will be meeting our Program Director, faculty, available residents and staff.
Those applicants who meet and exceed our criteria may be considered for an interview and will be notified via email to arrange for an interview. Interviews are virtual and are scheduled in October through January. During interviews, applicants will be meeting our Program Director, faculty, available residents and staff.
Salary and Benefits
Please visit the Graduate Medical Education website and view the resident contract, stipend and benefits offered.
Each resident is entitled to 20 days of combined vacation, personal and sick leave per academic year.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Benefits
Each resident is entitled to the following CME benefits:
Labcoat and Meal Allowances
Labcoats and meals are provided while on duty by Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital.
For more information, you may contact the Family Medicine Administrative Office:
1135 W. University Drive, Suite 250
Rochester, MI 48307