The MIDOCs Program also provides loan repayment assistance for participating residents contingent upon a two-year commitment to practice in rural or urban underserved areas in Michigan after residency. The resident must also forego any sub-specialty training for at least two years post-residency.
Residents in the MIDOCs Program will receive up to $75,000 for the repayment of eligible loans in exchange for a commitment of two years of service in an underserved area in Michigan. There are many are many qualifying practice sites throughout the state of Michigan as about 75 of Michigan’s 83 counties have at least a partial designation as a primary care health professional shortage area.
While a guarantee to practice in a certain location cannot be granted at the beginning of residency, MIDOCs will work with the resident to find a practice location they will enjoy.