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 residents and fellows matching into programs with a July 1st training start date must report five weekdays prior to July 1st for a mandatory, paid orientation. Those matching into other fellowship programs must report for orientation as directed by the program. In addition, all incoming residents and fellows must pass an in-person Employee Health visit before the first day of orientation.

Stipends & Benefits

Annual Salaries (Effective 2024-2025)

PGY-1 = $57,165.00
PGY-2 = $58,879.95
PGY-3 = $60,646.35
PGY-4 = $62,465.74
PGY-5 = $64,339.71
PGY-6 = $66,269.90
PGY-7 = $68,258.00
PGY-8 = $70,304.74

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. This agreement is 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). Applicants to the MICAPT fellowship apply through APPIC or as otherwise directed by the program.

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.

All applicants must be authorized to work in the USA, or must be a Canadian citizen or Canadian permanent resident who is eligible for J-1 visa sponsorship.

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, COVID-19)
  • 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)
  • Provide copy of diploma with DO, MD, PhD or PsyD degree or ECFMG certificate with proof of medical degree

COVID-19 Vaccines

McLaren Health Care complies with the healthcare worker vaccine mandate, which requires all workers, including residents, fellows, and visiting learners to be fully vaccinated as of March 15, 2022. If you have specific questions related to the program you are interested in applying to, please contact the program’s Academic Program Administrator.


All interviews are held as virtual only.