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Family Medicine

Family Medicine Residency Program


About the Residency

The family medicine residency program at Lakeland Health offers our residents a well-rounded, quality residency experience. We are a small, tight-knit, community based family medicine program that places importance on education and personal life. Our residency is supported by a two-hospital system, which enables our residents the finest experiences in inpatient medicine, intensive care, emergency medicine, surgery, and obstetrics. Many of our hospital-based rotations are completed at our community hospital in Niles, Michigan while some are also completed at our central site in Saint Joseph, Michigan. The continuity clinic is located minutes away from the community hospital in Niles, Michigan. Our residency program has received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and has also received Osteopathic Recognition from the Osteopathic Principles committee of ACGME. Osteopathic Manipulation may be incorporated into the resident’s regular clinic days. Clinic is held one (1) half-day each week during PGY-1 progressing to three (3) half-days in PGY-2 and PGY-3.

Facts about our program:

  • Five positions are available for the 2019 match
  • Applications to the program will be accepted via ERAS beginning September 2018
  • Interviews will be held September 2018 through December 2018
  • Interviewees will not be ranked without proof of passing COMLEX II or USMLE II scores
  • Matching will occur through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) beginning with the 2019 match.

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Program Director
Doug Tacket, DO

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