Comments from Graduating Interns and Residents
"McLaren Bay Region’s
Graduate Medical Education Program chose Family Practice as its focus for
internship and residency. The bonus: You will be side-by-side, working with the attending
physician. You will be first assist in surgery, cardiac catheterization,
vaginal deliveries, C-sections, and other procedures unique to Family
will get firsthand experience in our Family & Child
Health Clinic. Learn how to do simple office procedures that some family practice
physicians leave to specialists – sigmoidoscopies, colposcopies, vasectomies,
rhinopharyngoscopies, EGD, and skin cancer excisions. "
"We take transfers from other residencies (internal
medicine, etc.) who want to switch to Family Practice."
"Our training calendar is flexible. You can start your
internship/residency any month during the year."
"You will rotate through many specialties that can be
applied in the family practice setting."
"We have sophisticated technology to assist in making
"You’ll find faculty dedicated to help you learn the
skills needed in family practice."
- "McLaren Bay Region is a financially stable hospital
– a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care Corporation that serves a 29-county
- "We offer competitive salary and benefits. Interns and
residents are treated with respect, and enjoy reasonable hours and flexible
call schedules. "
- "Water! Water! Water! Buoys, boats and bistros. Easy
access to the Great Lakes. Bay City and the surrounding region are centers for
sports, cultural events, and quality education. Bay City is surrounded by the
most wonderful woodlands, lakes and outdoors of any state. It is a fisherman,
hunter, and outdoor person's paradise. Bay City is a friendly, safe community
– a city you’ll be proud to call 'home.' "
"Extensive pathology provides a learning atmosphere. "
- "The strength of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
OPTI is a valuable asset. Monthly day-long sessions at Michigan State University
in Lansing provide exposure to the most recent trends in medicine.
- "Learn Billing. This may not seem important at first, but
it is one less thing you will need to learn as an attending. "
- "Unopposed residency affords much more hands on
experience in direct pat
ient care and procedures, especially in
Home call is optional at McLaren Bay Region. Sure, you can hang
out all night in the call room if you want. And some nights you might want to.
But at McLaren Bay Region you have the option of taking call from
home... Just like an attending. You go in for all admits or for unstable
patients. The rest can be handled over the phone. This is a big plus,
especially for married residents. That makes a resident's hectic call schedule
that much more doable.