FAQ

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.

  • About Hurley Medical Center
    • Is Hurley Medical Center affiliated with a medical school?

      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. About 100 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.

  • Eligibility and Selection Criteria
    • What are your selection criteria?

      In addition to strong scores on the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Learning Examination of the United States (COMLEX), we also require residency applicants to have graduated from medical school no more than five years before entering the residency program, unless the applicant has significant clinical experience in the interim.

      We look at the entire application when evaluating candidates; however, candidates must pass the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge, and Step 2 Clinical Skills within the first two attempts.

      MINIMUM SCORE REQUIREMENTS

      USMLE      
        Step 1 Clinical Knowledge Step 2 Clinical Skills Step 2
      Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Transitional Year 210 210 Pass
      Internal Medicine, Pediatrics 220 220 Pass
      Obstetrics & Gynecology 230 230 Pass
      COMLEX    
        Level 1 Level 2
      All Programs >/= Ave* >/= Ave*

      * Candidates who take COMLEX Level 1 and COMLEX Level 2 must have a passing score that is at or above the national mean for their exam year.

  • Financial Aid
    • I am a medical student with loans. Is there anything that Hurley can do to help?

      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.

  • Immigration
  • Residency Applications and Interviews
    • How do I apply to a Hurley Residency Training Program?

      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 website 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.

  • Working at Hurley Medical Center