MIDOCs is a new, state-funded program created to address the physician shortage in Michigan by increasing the number of residency slots; increase access to care by retaining residents to practice in high-need, rural and urban underserved areas after their training; and help alleviate medical school debt for doctors practicing in Michigan’s medically underserved communities.
MIDOCs offers up to $75,000 in loan repayment to residents who enter these positions in exchange for a commitment to practice for at least two years immediately after residency in a rural or urban underserved setting in Michigan approved by the MIDOCs Consortium. Residents must also agree to forego any sub-specialty training for at least two years post-residency.
Specialties may include, but are not limited to:
- Family Medicine
- General Internal Medicine
- General Pediatrics
- General OB-GYN
- General Surgery
MIDOCs was developed in partnership with four medical schools: Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Michigan Health Council is proud to help administer the program.