On this page, you will find answers to many of the most commonly asked questions about the residency programs at Hurley Medical Center. Program-specific questions are also answered on the FAQ pages for each of the residency programs.
Hurley has major affiliations with the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and the University of Michigan Health System, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels of training. Hurley Medical Center is part of the Flint Campus of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. At least 56 third- and fourth-year medical students are assigned to the Flint Campus annually. Our internal medicine, pediatric, combined internal medicine/pediatric, obstetrics and gynecology, and transitional year residency training programs, as well as the geriatric medicine and trauma fellowships, are affiliated with the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. The emergency medicine residency, emergency medicine pediatric fellowship and pediatric dentistry residency are affiliated with the University of Michigan.
Yes. Hurley Medical Center is in the process of building a new emergency room to accommodate nearly 80,000 patient visits annually. The new Emergency Department (ED) and Trauma Center will be named the Paul F. Reinhart Emergency Trauma Center, after the late Paul F. Reinhart, who devoted his career to advocating for Michigan Medicaid patients and hospitals like Hurley. The new rooms and department will boast significant improvements, including a nearly 50% increase in size over existing rooms, creation of all-private rooms supporting adult and pediatric patients, improved adjacencies and operability, decreased noise levels, and integration of new technologies. The new Emergency Department will take over the entire main floor of the east wing (currently the long corridor off the parking garage), then extend out another 25,000 square feet toward Fifth Avenue for a total of 50,000 square feet. Hurley has committed over $30 million dollars to support this project.
Hurley is also transitioning to a paperless electronic medical record system by implementing Epic. Epic will go live within the next few years. When Epic is implemented, there will be no paper charts in use. Instead, all patient information will be immediately available, as soon as it is entered, from any computer in the hospital and from remote locations through secure internet connections. This allows every provider with a patient relationship to access the complete record from wherever the provider may be at any given moment.
The Vision of Hurley Medical Center is to be a premier public teaching medical center recognized as a regional resource for advanced specialized health care.
First, candidates are required to pass Steps 1 and 2 Clinical Knowledge sections in the first two attempts. Second, they also are required to pass the Step 2 Clinical Skills section in the first two attempts. Finally, while the program directors look at the entire application when evaluating candidates, their recommended minimum 3-digit scores are as follows:
|USMLE 2-digit score||USMLE 3-digit score||Residency Program|
|85||206||Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Transitional Year|
Osteopathic physicians: Please note that our programs consider COMLEX scores an acceptable alternative to USMLE scores.
Though not required for interview purposes, H-1B visa candidates must have taken and successfully passed USMLE Step 3 by the time a residency training program NRMP Rank Order List is submitted.
In addition to strong USMLE scores, we also require Pediatric residency applicants to have graduated from medical school no more than five years before entering the Pediatrics Residency Program, unless the applicant has significant pediatric experience in the interim.
No pre-match positions are offered in our residency training programs.
Yes, we welcome osteopathic physicians to apply for our residency positions. To do so, visit the allopathic Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) online at: https://www.aamc.org/services/eras/, and submit your application, personal statement, dean's letter, etc. Your COMLEX scores are an acceptable alternative to the USMLE scores.
Yes. Hurley Medical Center meets the criteria for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. This new program offers forgiveness for remaining debt after a physician has completed ten years of eligible employment and qualifying loan payments. (During those 10 years, an Income-Based Repayment (IBR) plan can help keep your loan payments affordable.) For more information on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program visit www.ibrinfo.org.
Hurley accepts H1-B and J-1 Visas.
Applications to all of our residency training programs must be sent through the Electronic Residency Application Service ( ERAS). ERAS is the service that transmits residency applications, letters of recommendations, transcripts and other supporting documents for candidates. The ERAS Web Site is www.aamc.org/eras. Each residency training program utilizes the National Resident Matching Program to rank candidates who meet criteria for appointment to specific residency training programs at Hurley. The NRMP Web Site is www.nrmp.org.
Find out more about applying to one of the Hurley residency training programs.
You will receive an e-mail from the program you are interested in. We attempt to be as flexible as possible with interview dates, so in most cases you will be given options for interview days that will be available for interviews. Once you select a date, please contact the program office coordinator either by e-mail or telephone to confirm your time and to receive other information and instructions as it relates to your visit to Hurley.
Yes, all candidates must submit their applications through ERAS. Osteopathic physicians may apply through ERAS, as can international medical graduates. For additional information on applying to one of the Hurley residency programs, click here.
Yes. The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine does offer instructor resident appointments.
At Hurley, you will be in an urban setting and a culturally diverse environment, exposed to a unique patient base, and working in a safety-net hospital with a commitment to academic and clinical excellence. Hurley is a public institution that provides access to care for all patients regardless of their ability to pay. Being part of Hurley will give you opportunities to make a direct, positive difference in a patient’s or family’s life.
In compliance with new work-hour rules, residents rarely are on "call" anymore. When on an inpatient floor rotation, interns work short shifts (until 4 pm), long shifts (until 8 pm) or night shifts (7 pm - 10 am). Seniors also have a night float system for inpatient floor coverage. Other rotations, such as the PICU and NICU, are also on shifts for all residents. Traditional 24-hour calls exist only on the weekends for seniors who may be covering the pediatric floor or PICU. A resident will never have more than two or three 24-hour calls in a month.
We are fully compliant with the new ACGME duty-hour rules. With a combination of night float systems and long and short call shifts, as well as physician extenders (nurse practitioners and physician assistants), we have implemented a system that complies with the new rules and preserves continuity of care.
We found a solution that combines excellent patient care AND complies with the new, shorter resident duty-hour rules. We piloted a new structure for inpatient rotations in the previous year and then fully implemented it in the 2011-2012 academic year. First, 24-hour call was completely eliminated for all residents. Second, critical care areas changed to shift call. Third, 4 academic hospitalists now take some of the weekend and overnight call periods on the general medicine floor. Finally, a new, overall 5-week block schedule helps, too: Residents have 4 weeks of inpatient care (or 4 weeks of electives), followed by 1 week of ambulatory subspecialty experience, for a total of 5 weeks in one block.