Resident Life

Work hard, then relax amidst Michigan’s beautiful lakes, parks and cultural venues. Or take a break in Hurley’s cafeteria, resident lounge, or the popular Jazzman’s Café and Bakery in the main lobby.

At Hurley Medical Center, we recognize that professional satisfaction walks hand-in-hand with personal satisfaction. This is as true for our residents as it is for their families, and we are committed to helping both make a successful transition to working at Hurley and to living and studying in Flint and Genesee County.

With education as our focus, our residents are given extensive hands-on training, clinical decision-making support and numerous opportunities to take ownership of patient care. Residents are not held at arm’s length; rather, they learn how to work independently in a highly supportive atmosphere of professional respect. For these reasons, residents who thrive at Hurley do so because they work well in a team environment, are rigorous thinkers, and are committed to patient care.

One of the first such organizations, our Resident Wellbeing Committee was established to provide an ongoing forum to discuss issues on a hospital-wide basis that are perceived as affecting the health and professional satisfaction of the house staff. Likewise, we are in the process of implementing new resident call standards throughout our graduate medical education programs.

While all of these factors make Hurley Medical Center an exceptional place to practice medicine, the “life” half of our work/life balance is an equally important component of our residency and fellowship programs. For example, financial concerns affect everyone, including our residents. We are pleased that our residency programs generally enable residents to reduce their student loan payments, and that their time at Hurley counts toward the requirements of the government student-loan debt forgiveness program. Learn more about financial aid options.

Genesee County, Michigan, is an exceptional place to live. Hurley Medical Center is situated near the heart of Southeastern Michigan’s vibrant educational and business corridor that also links Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit. The area offers numerous cultural opportunities and, for those residents who pursue outdoor activities, Michigan’s famous lakes, state parks and natural wonders are just a short drive away. In addition, Hurley residents generally have a soccer team and a volleyball team (depending on the season) as a way to have fun and let off steam - and they often take home championships.

For more information on living in Flint and Genesee County, as well as information on Michigan’s cultural and educational opportunities, please visit our Flint and Communities page.