MIDOCs, a program that aims to recruit, train and retain providers in rural and urban underserved communities of Michigan, has continued to show incredible growth in both the number of enrolled physicians and the number of training programs in the state.
Currently, there are 52 MIDOCs-enrolled physicians, spanning seven primary care specialties. Four physicians will begin practice in 2022 in Saginaw, Bay City, and Portage. In 2023, an additional 18 enrolled physicians will begin to practice in underserved areas of Michigan.
The program has helped to both expand existing residency training programs and create new ones. To date, MIDOCs has established two new resident training programs: one in the Upper Peninsula for Psychiatry and one in Alpena for Family Medicine.
MIDOCs plans to recruit 24 additional residents, bringing the total enrolled physicians to 76 by July 2022. To learn more, please visit www.michigandocs.org.