Alma Family Medicine Residency: 3-Year Curriculum


First Year (PGY 1)

Orientation (1 month)

Family Medicine Service (3 months)

General Surgery (1 month)

Gynecology/Women's Health (1 month)

Orthopedics (1 month)

Pediatric Outpatient (1 month)

Pediatric Inpatient (1 month)

Emergency Medicine (1 month)

Psychiatry (1 month)

Dermatology (1 month)

ICU (1 month)

Second Year (PGY 2)

Supervision (1 month)

Pediatric Inpatient (1 month)

Health System Management (1 month)

Orthopedics/Sports Medicine (1 month)

Cardiology (1 month)

Obstetrics (2 months)

(Night) Family Medicine Service (3 months)

Geriatric/Rehabilitation (1 month)

Nephrology/Urology (1 month)

Elective (1 month)

Third Year (PGY 3)

Family Medicine Service (3 months)

Geriatrics (1 month)

Hematology/Oncology/Neurology (1 month)

Urgent Care (1 month)

Emergency Medicine (1 month)

Ophthalmology/ENT (1 month)

Outpatient Medicine (1 month)

Pediatric Outpatient (1 month)

Elective (3 months)

Longitudinal Curriculum

  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Structured Research
  • Procedural Training
  • Ultrasound Training
  • I-PASS Training
  • Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum

Call Responsibility

First Year (PGY 1)

No overnight call during PGY 1 year!

PGY 1 call includes one ten-hour Saturday shift in the Emergency Department per month on average.

Second Year (PGY 2) and Third Year (PGY3)

Residents are assigned one call shift per month on average for our Family Medicine Hospital Service.


Photo of the MSU/MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot Family Medicine Residency doctors at Didactics meetingWeekly half day didactics occur every Wednesday in addition to one Friday afternoon per month. These didactics cover the breadth of family medicine practice and also include: Evidenced Based Medicine, Behavior Health, Procedural Training, OB & Pediatrics, and Wound Care.

Hospital Based Didactics

MyMichigan Health also offers a variety of educational activities that residents are encouraged to attend. These include: EKG Grand Rounds, Cancer Conference, Leadership Safety Rounds, CCU Teaching Rounds and many other specialty-specific educational opportunities.

Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum

At Family Practice Center - Alma, we have the privilege of serving a large and diverse patient population, many of which, unfortunately - have been hit hard with the combined effects increasing obesity prevalence, smoking and limited health care access. All of which has led to poor health outcomes and many lost opportunities for a healthier, gratifying life. By Implementing the Lifestyle Medicine residency Curriculum (LMRC) track at our site, we will be able to not just patch up chronic illnesses with medications, but treat them from the roots and pave a sustainable path to a powerful, knowledgeable and enlightened community. This also provides our residents with the opportunity of becoming dual board certified upon graduation – through the added certification of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. At MSU/MyMichigan Medical Center Gratiot, our goal is to dedicate more time educating future physicians on the importance of lifestyle medicine, not only for their patients' health, but also their own.

Procedural Curriculum

Photo of the MSU/MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot Family Medicine Residency doctors at Procedural Didactics.Procedural training is taught through longitudinal procedural training curriculum. Which includes lectures, workshops, and “procedure day” in clinic where resident works one on one with faculty.

Ultrasound Curriculum

Photo of Dr. Cieply practicing ultrasound techniques.Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) training is taught longitudinally throughout all 3 years of training.

I-PASS Training

Longitudinal formal hand off training through IPASS institute by creating standardized hand off.

MSU-Statewide Campus System (SCS)

Our program participates in the Statewide Campus System through Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Residents travel to East Lansing, Michigan once a month for approximately nine months per year. The SCS program cover a variety of topics including: ALSO Course, APLS Course, Colposcopy Course, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Dermatological Procedures, Chronic Diseases and Practice Management.

Apply Through ERAS

  • Deadline: December 1
  • Our NRMP Matching number: 2436120C0
  • Listed as: Michigan St Univ-East Lansing, Alma, Family Medicine

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Photo of Kamil Cieply, M.D., resident physician at MSU/MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot Family Medicine Residency Program, Alma, Michigan.

Kamil Cieply, M.D.
Medical University of Lubin

Fantastic Unopposed Program

“The Gratiot Family Medicine Residency is a fantastic program. The residency program has an intimate faculty to resident ratio which gives the residents innumerable opportunities to engage their preceptors and attendings with any clinical inquiries. The program itself is unopposed and provides residents with a “front row seat” to a hands on experience in each of their rotations.  The program is situated in a rural community which gives residents the exposure to a more varied clinical scenarios typically not encountered in metropolitan settings. The area is incredibly safe and very affordable with college towns and larger cities nearby. People in Alma are genuine and approachable, and I couldn’t have chosen a better or more competitive program than here at Gratiot."  - Kamil Cieply, M.D.