Information for Applicants

Information for Applicants

We welcome your application to one of our residency or fellowship programs here at McLaren Oakland! The residency and fellowship programs use both objective and subjective criteria to select applicants. Each program determines its own eligibility requirements, application processes, and interview structure as detailed within their program-specific information which is available on each program’s website. Thank you for considering training with us!

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


  • Educational stipend each training year (PGY-1 $1,000; PGY-2+ $1,500)
  • Reimbursement of educational medical license and fingerprinting
  • Health, dental, vision, life, short-term, and long-term disability insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Meal allowance
  • McLaren Oakland lab coats, track jacket, and laundering
  • Loupes and leads as required by program
  • BLS/ACLS/NRP/PALS as required by program
  • Training in Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, & TeamSTEPPS
  • Research and Quality Improvement Bootcamp
  • Assessment and personalized coaching with a healthcare psychologist upon matriculation into residency through Determinants of a Healthy Learner program
  • Faculty appointment with Michigan State University which includes library privileges, use of campus facilities, purchase of athletic tickets at faculty rate, and other benefits
  • 24/7 access to on-site Medical Library, with available medical librarian and additional PhD support, including online access to:
    • Board Vitals
    • CINAHL Complete
    • ClinicalKey
    • DITKI
    • DynaMed
    • Dynamic Health
    • Medline Complete
    • PubMed
    • NEJM Knowledge+
    • STAT!Ref
  • Paid Time off: twenty days per contract year; additional time away may be provided for leave of absences, conferences, interviews, and wellness appointments

Sample Contract

Click here for the Sample Contract

DISCLAIMER: The Graduate Medical Education Trainee Physician Agreement is 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 as part of an onboarding checklist.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit their application material by using the Electronic Resident Application Service (ERAS). This is the only avenue by which applications will be considered. Candidates will not get special consideration by circumventing the process and emailing the program director or graduate medical education coordinator. This behavior is highly discouraged.

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.

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.