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Medical Student Grant Program Brochure

The application form is similar to the Electronic Residency Application Program Service (ERAS®) process, and will include demographic data, transcripts, letters of recommendation, work and volunteer history, and personal statements.

  • The selection committee will review the applications in March and April. The recipient will be selected and notified in May.
  • The selected finalist applicant(s) will be responsible for travel expenses for the on-site interview.
  • One grant will be considered each year.

To learn more, or to request application materials, contact: Jason White, MD, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) (989) 894-6460. You can also learn more about our program or begin the application process online at

Medical Student Grant Program

If you’re a fourth year medical student interested in Family Practice, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, or Internal Medicine, you may want to keep reading.

McLaren Bay Region, a 399-bed hospital in east central Michigan, is offering a $100,000 grant program to qualified fourth year medical students. Here’s how it works:

  • The grant is distributed over four years beginning in the fourth year of medical school, and extending through the third year of post graduate training.
  • The funds are dispersed at $25,000 per year.
  • Upon completion of training, the recipient must establish a practice within the primary service area of McLaren Bay Region.
  • McLaren Bay Region will assist the recipient with practice opportunities including potential income guarantees, possible employment, or joining an existing practice.
  • If the recipient maintains a practice within the primary service area, the grant will be forgiven in equal installments for each year of practice up to five years.
  • The recipient must be a US citizen.
  • Each finalist chosen for consideration will participate in an on-site interview at McLaren Bay Region.
  • The application filing period is November through February each year.
  • The recipient will be selected and notified in May.
  • All applications are treated equally in terms of current GME training affiliation.
  • Funding for the program is provided by McLaren Bay Region and McLaren Bay Medical Foundation.

It's Not Just the Money...

McLaren Bay’s Graduate Medical Education program offers one of the most wellrounded and practical training sites available. Rotations in more than thirty specialty areas, free housing for third and fourth year students, meal allowance, and a great community are just a few features.

You’ll also receive training in billing and practice management, establish collegial friendships with medical staff and employees, and learn to practice anywhere with confidence.

For interested and motivated residents, foreign study in Kenya may be an option. In short, you have a chance to make the experience of a lifetime become a lifetime of experience.

Thirty percent of our graduates remain in the area, but we have graduates practicing in sixteen states in a wide variety of settings.

Current participation in McLaren Bay Region’s Graduate Medical Education Program is not a requirement for consideration. I