Residencies and Fellowships

Hurley Medical Center provides a full range of residency training programs and medical specialty fellowships in affiliation with several of Michigan’s top universities. All of our residency and fellowship programs are designed to prepare physicians for rewarding careers in patient care and medical research.

We offer distinct advantages, including opportunities to deliver services in a full-spectrum, well-staffed medical setting, a dedicated faculty, and one the largest and most diverse patient populations in the state — all in a dynamic urban setting with easy access to the wonders of Michigan’s great outdoors.

We are extremely proud of our skilled and confident graduates, above-average first-time and national board passage rates, and strong record of post-graduate placement in medical fellowships of choice.

Other strengths:

  • Focus on population health and health disparities: As a safety-net hospital, Hurley never turns anyone away because they can’t pay. Residents receive special training to meet the needs of all patients, such as cultural sensitivity and competency workshops and lectures; poverty simulation; and community involvement at homeless shelters, health fairs and screening events. Hurley has a long history of helping people, with a corporate mission to match.
  • Quality and Patient Safety: Residents and fellows are integrated into the Institution’s quality and patient-safety initiatives and take part in ongoing activities to assess the hospital’s quality - including the daily 15-minute institutionwide safety huddle.
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine teaching hospital: Flint remains a top choice for medical students who spend years 3 and 4 at one of MSU-CHM’s five community campuses in the state.
    • Medical students on the MSU-CHM Flint Campus nearly doubled recently: About 100 third- and fourth-year students are on the Flint Campus. At Hurley, they are embedded in resident teams, so residents and fellows can develop teaching and leadership skills. (MSU academic appointments are available, too.)
    • MSU-CHM Public Health: Moved to the Flint campus, recruiting top public health researchers in the nation, providing opportunities to collaborate on research projects that are high priorities in the community.
    • MSU-Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative (PPHI): Established in 2016 to address the Flint community’s population-wide lead exposure, this initiative is led by Hurley Pediatric faculty Mona Hanna-Attisha MD MPH. The PPHI work is multidisciplinary, with community residents as part of the committees. Among other funding, the PPHI recently received a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to register, track and help Flint residents who were exposed to lead-contaminated water. The $3.2 million first installment in August 2017 is part of an overall four-year HHS grant of $14.4 million.

What’s new?

  • New technology in residents’ lounge: The Resident Physician lounge now has 7 more computer work stations, plus more voice-activated transcription devices. Five new WOW (mobile EMR devices) were added to the Internal Medicine floor teams for more efficient bedside rounding. (WOW charging stations are in the lounge and just around the corner in a storage closet.)

  • Google Suite for the entire institution: For more effective collaboration, all of Hurley now uses Google’s suite of email, cloud storage, and software, which provides for easier collaboration and version control with real-time, simultaneous editing.

  • Food pharmacy for older adults and others: Launched in summer 2017 as a pilot, this program began by discharging older patients with a few days of enough healthy foods for the entire household, with a prescription to visit the outpatient food pharmacy (not far from Hurley) later to get more. It will be expanded to other inpatient units, as well as outpatient clinics, through the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Resident Clinic moves to Hurley’s main campus: Two advantages of moving to Hurley’s main campus at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year is that residents no longer have to drive off site to see their clinic patients - and all of the clinic’s electronic medical records are integrated with Hurley’s inpatient, lab, and other electronic medical records. The space is nice, too, with a dedicated precepting/conference room, plentiful exam rooms, and convenient, covered patient parking in the ramp adjacent to the Hurley Medical Office Building, which houses the new Med/Peds Clinic in Suite 211.

  • Fresh food for pediatric patients: Hurley’s Pediatric Clinic moved to the top floor of the Flint Farmer’s Market, which is convenient for locals because it’s across the street from the bus station. It’s also convenient for medical students because it’s right next to the MSU-Flint Campus building in downtown Flint. Thanks to community partnerships, pediatric resident physicians can write prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables and/or nutrition counseling, and patients and families can stop at the nutrition counselor’s office and Farmer’s Market on their way out the door. Even when the market is closed, the vendors leave bags of food for families to pick up. (Also, families with Michigan’s food cards can get half-off pricing at the Farmer’s Market, so their money goes farther.)

  • New video about U.S. Special Forces: Video describes U.S. Special Operations Combat Medic training, which includes clinical training at Hurley Medical Center and in the Flint community. Watch it here.

  • Trauma Recovery Center: In October 2017, Hurley announced that it will launch Michigan’s first Trauma Recovery Center, which helps victims of crime to heal in the long-term – physically and emotionally. Traditionally, Hurley has provided excellent trauma and medical care to patients who have been injured from criminal acts. But studies show that those injured during violent acts such as gunshots or stabbings can experience long-term emotional, mental and physical distress - even after their injuries have healed. With a $370,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Trauma Recovery Center will provide recovery care, beginning with the hospital stay and continuing long after discharge, to help with counseling for common reactions such as of sleeplessness, depression, anxiety, and fear. “This is what Hurley is all about,” said Hurley Chief Medical Officer Michael Jaggi DO. “We take care of the folks in the community who need help.”


New pharmacy, remodeled outpatient clinic: Patients now can pick up prescriptions for medicine and devices on their way out the door at Hurley, since a new outpatient pharmacy opened at the entrance to the Outpatient Clinic and Outpatient Lab-Draw areas. Everything has been remodeled to reflect Michigan’s natural beauty with natural light, Michigan photographs, and comfortable seating.


For more information about any of our residency training and medical fellowship programs, please click on the links below:

Residency Training Programs Fellowship Programs Affiliated Training Programs
Combined Internal Medicine / Pediatrics Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine Medical Psychology Fellowship Pediatric Dentistry
Obsterics and Gynecology Pediatric Clinical Health Psychology Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatrics Rehabilitation Health Psychology  
Transitional Year Trauma Fellowship