Residency Candidates

If you are interested in applying to our residency:

  • We only accept applications through ERAS. Applications can be found at:
  • The last day we will accept applications for the year is December 1st.
  • If you require a visa, we can only sponsor J-1 visa’s
  • We only accept graduates who have graduated from medical school within the past 2 years. If the candidate graduated more than 2 year ago, they must demonstrate significant hands on clinical experience in a healthcare system since graduation.
  • We look for USMLE scores of 215 or above, preferably no fails.
  • We look for COMLEX scores of 450 or above, preferably no fails.
  • You need to have scores for both parts of step 2 in ERAS by Jan 1 to be considered for placement on our match list
  • We require 3 letters of recommendation
  • Sparrow Hospital has a nicotine free hiring policy and all candidates will be asked to sign an attestation that they do not use nicotine before we can put them on our match list Nicotine Free Hiring Policy

About interviews:

  • Invitations to interview will be sent via e-mail so please check both your ERAS e-mail as well as the e-mail address listed on your application.
  • Interviews are held from October to January each year.
  • All candidates will meet with our Program Director as well as a variety of attendings and current residents in the program.

Other fun facts:

  • We are ACGME accredited as well as Osteopathically recognized by the ACGME, and accept a class of 10 new residents each year.
  • We currently participate in the NRMP match and strive to take in 5 MDs and 5 DOs each year.
  • We have two clinical sites. One in the rural town of Mason, MI and one near the state capitol in Lansing, MI. Residents are given their choice of preferred clinical site during their intern year and are then assigned a patient panel in that clinic.
  • We have an OB Track for residents who are more interested in obstetrical care and would like more experience during their three years.
  • We also have a transitional year FM/OMNMM Program for residents who are interested in becoming dually boarded in both FM and OMNMM. This program will require application during the first year of residency and the curriculum will be incorporated into the residents PGY-2 to PGY-4 years.
  • We have associated fellowships in Sports Medicine and Geriatrics.
  • If you have other questions about our program, please feel free to contact us!

You can also visit our site for our affiliation with MSU CHM here