Information for Applicants

Information for Applicants

Working at McLaren Flint as a resident or fellow offers experiences with state-of-the-art equipment and learning from a nationally recognized faculty and staff as a valued member of the health care team.

Most importantly, trainees are afforded the opportunity to provide care to a socioeconomically diverse patient population with exposure to unique pathology and opportunities to improve quality of care. Trainees are supported through a Resident/Fellow Council as well as a medical education team that promotes a safe learning environment.

Each program determines its own eligibility requirements, application processes, and interview structure as detailed within their program-specific information.

All matching into one of the residency programs or cardiology fellowship must report for orientation the last full week of June. Those matching into other fellowship programs must report for orientation as directed by the program.

Stipends & Benefits

Annual Salaries (Effective 2022-2023)

PGY-1 = $55,000
PGY-2 = $56,100
PGY-3 = $57,222
PGY-4 = $58,366
PGY-5 = $59,533
PGY-6 = $60,724
PGY-7 = $61,938
PGY-8 = $63,177

Note: McLaren payroll is on a bi-weekly cycle.


  • Educational stipend each training year
  • Reimbursement of medical licensure fees while in training – full for educational limited licenses and partial for full licenses
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Meal stipend for inpatient rotations
  • McLaren Flint Labcoats
  • No cost certification courses required by the programs (all residencies require ACLS and BLS – some programs require ATLS, ALSO, NRP, PALS)
  • Paid time off duty for vacation/conferences/wellness appointments
  • Additional stipend for appointed Chief positions
  • Access to Michigan State University Medical Library (with faculty appointment)
  • 24/7 access to on-site Medical Library including online access to:
    • Access Medicine
    • BMJ Reports
    • Web Library - Dynamic Health
    • Ovid
    • PubMed
    • RefWorks
    • StatRef
    • PhD & Bio-statistical Support
    • Protocol/Poster development tools

Sample Contract

Click here for the Sample Contract

DISCLAIMER: The Graduate Medical Education Trainee Physician/Psychologist Agreements are posted here as "sample only" to give applicants an idea of what to expect as a contracted employee of McLaren. These agreements are reviewed annually and thus the language is subject to change.

An official contract will be distributed to all matched residents and fellows in the month of March for training positions starting in July-August as part of an onboarding checklist. Any off-cycle positions will receive a contract/onboarding checklist approximately two weeks after official acceptance into a program.

Application Procedure

With an exception of the MICAPT program, all McLaren Flint residency and fellowship programs participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and require applicants to apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

All communication during the application process until the official program match days shall occur through the interview platform only. Applicants should not contact the program in-person or by phone, except as requested by the program.

Applicants to the MICAPT fellowship apply through APPIC or as otherwise directed by the program. All applicants must have US citizenship or legal residency status in the US (green card or refugee status) in order to be eligible for an interview. Visas are not sponsored.

Hiring Policies

Prior to the official hire date, McLaren Flint Graduate Medical Education trainees are required to:

  • Pass a background check
  • Pass a drug screen
  • Provide or obtain required immunizations (TB test, Flu Shot)
  • Be eligible for licensure in the State of Michigan as a physician/psychologist with license effective July 1 (or hire date for those programs starting at a later date)
  • Be eligible to work in the US as proven by I-9 required documentation
  • Provide copy of diploma with DO, MD, PhD or PsyD degree or ECFMG certificate with proof of medical degree

COVID-19 Vaccines

At the time of publishing this statement, McLaren Health Care is requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for all of its employees, including residents and fellows, beginning January 4, 2022. The requirement extends to anyone who provides any care, treatment, or service for McLaren or its patients. This regulation allows for exemptions to staff with recognized medical conditions for which vaccines are contraindicated or religious beliefs or observances. Any individual seeking a religious or medical exemption will follow the prescribed McLaren policy that includes submission of a formal request to the McLaren System Vaccine Exemption Committee. Failure to comply with the vaccination requirement, or not having an approved exemption, will prevent employment with McLaren. If you have specific questions related to the program you are interested in applying to, please contact the residency or fellowship coordinator.


All interviews in the 2021-2022 interview season will be held as virtual only.