Medical Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in our Family Medicine Residency Program.  Hamilton Community Health Network is the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Genesee and Lapeer County.  We have six health clinics within our Network.  We have two clinics that offer comprehensive health care services and our Main clinic offers our three year Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program.

Hamilton Community Health Network takes pride in being the leader in providing comprehensive, quality, community-oriented health care for the underserved of Genesee and Lapeer County and is committed to improving the health care of our community.

The Hamilton Community Health Network Family Medicine Residency Program is located in Flint, MI. The program curriculum is Ambulatory-based.  We offer an integrated Delivery System for health care based on keeping people healthy – emphasizing and recognizing disease prevention as the essence of quality care an the ultimate form of cost containment.  The revolutionary strategy involves integrating primary care, acute care, long term care, home care, geriatric services, adult day care, durable medical equipment, hospice, and occupational health to provide the right care, at the right setting, at the right time. Our Residents will integrate the osteopathic philosophy and principles into the health care they provide for the medically underserved population of Flint and Genesee County.  The surrounding communities will benefit from the residency training program as there will be better access to quality health care.

The Hamilton Community Health Network- Family Medicine Residency Program (HCHN-FMRP) is a three-year, 36-month, Graduate Medical Education Program comprised of three training levels, OGME/PGY-1, OGME/PGY-2, and OGME/PGY-3, with an academic year consisting of 13 blocks with each block consisting of 4 weeks. Originally accredited as an AOA program, HCHN-FMRP opened its doors to its first group of residents July 1, 2014.  HCHN-FMRP is supported through a combined effort of the Hamilton Community Health Network by Michigan State University – College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSU-COM) and University of Michigan- Ann Arbor College of Human Medicine.  The program is currently financially supported through a Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THC/GME) HRSA grant.

The formal curriculum emphasizes the development of osteopathic family medicine competencies. Ambulatory care and comprehensive family medical services will be emphasized. Each resident will provide continuity of care for their patients in the Flint-area FQHC clinics interacting with patients, their families, and local communities. The inpatient portion of training will take place at Hurley Medical Center. Each resident then, will have the opportunity to further extend skills and knowledge within all areas of primary care through elective rotations.

The curriculum is designed to meet the AOA Basic Standards for Residency Training in Osteopathic Family Medicine. By the end of the three year residency you will be able to demonstrate proficiency in these core competencies:

  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Osteopathic Philosophy and Medicine
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Professionalism
  • Systems Based Practice
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills

As you progress through the program, you will be supervised in the care for patients in the ambulatory clinic, hospital rotations, and elective rotations. As you progress through the program with each year of training, you will be expected to assume more responsibilities. The ultimate goal is for you to become an independent practicing Board Certified Osteopathic Family Physician.

 PGY-1 PGY-2 PGY-3
Emergency Medicine – 1
IM – 5 (Pulmonary) IM – 8 Staff Medicine Svs
IM-1 – Staff Medicine Svs GYN -1 / WH 3 Elective – 3
Pediatrics  – 1 (General) Emergency Medicine – 2
Emergency Medicine – 3
IM-2  (ICU) Pediatrics – 3
Surgery – 4
OB-1/WH 1 Geriatrics Pediatrics – 4(Adolescent)
Community Medicine Elective- 2 Elective – 4
Pediatrics – 2 (New Born) Surgery – 5 (Procedure) IM – 9 (Selective)
Surgery – 1 (Gen/Trauma) Sports Medicine Surgery – 3 (Ortho)
IM – 3 – Staff Medicine Svs Dermatology IM – 10 (Selective)
OB-2/WH 2 Family Health Center Family Health Center
Surgery – 2 (Vascular) Elective – 1 IM – 11 – (Selective)
Behavioral Medicine IM – 6 (Cardiology) GYN – 2 / WH 4
IM – 4 (Night Float) IM – 7 (Staff Medicine) Elective – 5
Message from the Program Director

Our residency has a clinical training relationship with Hurley Medical Center for its inpatient training experience and multiple outpatient providers.  HCHN is pleased to have this relationship as Hurley Medical Center has been a pillar in the community for over 100 years and is well-known for its graduate medical education programs.  It is the only Level I Trauma hospital in the Genesee County region and is also a well-known and respected Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.  Our resident’s experience at Hurley Medical Center will provide them with a strong training foundation.  Our residency training program follows ACGME and AOA training requirements/standards for training Family Medicine physicians.  It is also focused on the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) philosophy while maintaining the long established mission of Hamilton of providing health care services to the underserved in the Flint/ Genesee County area.

HCHN clinics are designated as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).  FQHCs are community-based organizations that provide comprehensive primary care and preventive care, including health, oral and mental health/substance abuse services to persons of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay.  The HCHN FQHC located at 2900 N. Saginaw provides the ambulatory setting for the Family Medicine residency training clinic.  The Main Clinic opened in 2012.  As a component of the Family Medicine Residency training is the provision of medical care focused on disease prevention, health & wellness, and patient personal responsibility for underserved populations.  Our program strives to train family medicine residents to promote Patient Centered Medical Care, improve the health for the underserved populations, and practice cost effective medicine.  Ultimately, HCHN desires to retain the graduates from the Family Medicine Residency program in the greater Flint area in order to continue to provide medical care for the underserved population, and to continue the ongoing healthcare reform.

We are currently not recruiting at this time.

Dr. Lisa Weathersby, Program Director

Richard Rankl, D.O., Medical Director


We are located in the city of Flint, about 45 minutes from Ann Arbor, Detroit and Lansing. We feel that the Hamilton Community Health Network (HCHN) provides an ideal urban and rural setting to train future physicians in family medicine.

The Flint Cultural Center is located nearby. You can also enjoy the Sloan Museum, Longway Planetarium, Flint Youth Theater, or The Whiting. There is fine dining just minutes from the residency located in downtown. Loft apartments are available also allowing for experiencing this renaissance. The great outdoors is a short distance to the north as well. There are many opportunities for the residents to take advantage of exploration of the local area or beautiful lakes for the resident to take advantage while training here in Michigan.

HCHN Family Medicine Continuity Clinic

2900 N. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48505
(810) 787-5065

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm

The Hamilton Family Medicine Clinic has its own suite housed in the Hamilton Main Clinic.  The Family Medicine Clinic functions as its own independent clinic and meets the standards as set forth by the ACGME/AOA for a free standing residency training site.  The Family Medicine Clinic has available on-site pharmacy, lab, and radiology services.  In addition, there is an on-site ophthalmology clinic and dental clinic; a form of “one stop shopping” to meet all the patient’s needs.

We also provide the platform to model population-based care and the Patient Centered Medical Home model for delivering health care. Under faculty supervision, residents will learn to care for patients’ symptoms, utilize procedural skills, identify and manage common medical conditions, and utilize the Hamilton Community Health Network to provide quality health care for the community of Flint. Through this training experience you will be expected to demonstrate competency in all of the core competency areas. We have our own Electronic Medical Record (EMR) – GE-Centricity Practice Solution.

Hurley Medical Center

One Hurley Plaza
Flint, MI 48503

Hurley Medical Center is the base hospital where the FM resident will perform their inpatient training.  Hurley Medical Center is Level I Trauma Center and noted Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.  They are a long-standing Graduate Medical Education training hospital.  The hospital has an EMR – Epic

  • Michigan State University – This residency program is affiliated with the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSU-COM). This affiliation provides residents access to the significant resources of a major university. Statewide Campus System (SCS) – The Statewide Campus System is comprised of 17 Michigan Osteopathic Family Practice Residencies and MSU-COM. The program includes participation in the monthly SCS Family Practice Education Day Series. Each day-long session at MSU draws approximately 200 family medicine residents for lectures, procedural workshops, and other interactions. The residents are relieved from their normal rotations and call duties to attend these sessions. SCS also offers a family practice faculty development fellowship for attending physicians and interested residents.
  • Hurley Medical Center – Hurley Medical Center is the city hospital and is located in downtown Flint. The Medical Center will be the base hospital where you will receive training in the majority of the hospital based rotations.
  • Central Michigan University– HCHN Partners with Central Michigan University to allow our Residents procedure rotation that is beneficial to their education.
  • University of Michigan School of Public Health- The University of Michigan School of Public Health is a professional graduate school located in Ann Arbor, MI. HCHN allows visiting 4th year Residents to participate in a community residency program.
  • McLaren Medical Group – HCHN partners with The McLaren Medical Group to allow our Residents to have a beneficial gynecological intern experience.

The HCHN Family Medicine Residency Program participates with ERAS. For PGYI positions, please apply to this residency program through the ERAS application process. PGYII applicants may contact us directly.

HCHN is part of the Statewide Campus System (SCS) of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. SCS is a partnership of 20 major teaching hospitals and Michigan State University that offers all the benefits and advantages of a nationally recognized university combined with the opportunity for hands-on clinical training. SCS enhances the diversity of clinical experience and strengthens the organization and planning for residency programs.


Annual Compensation
PGY-1: $48,800
PGY-2: $50,800
PGY-3: $52,800

Vacation/Sick/Personal – Time Off * : 20 Days

*Indicates no carry over from one year to the next. Must be used within the academic year.

CME Days
PGY-1: 3 days
PGY-2: 5 days
PGY-3: 5 days


  • Medical Insurance (Subject to Deductible/Co-pay)
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Dental/Optical Insurance;Coverage Available Up to Full Family(Subject to Deductible/Co-pay)
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Lab Coat Allowance (Three Coats Per Year with Monogramming)
  • Professional Dues & Academic Allowance

ERAS link, you can use:

Contact Us

Dr. Joseph Burtch Director of Medical Education Family Medicine Residency Email:

Dr. Lisa Weathersby Interim Program Director Family Medicine Residency Email:

Richard Rankl Assistant Program Director Family Medicine Residency Email:

Lakisha Bah-Stewart Program Administrator Family Medicine Residency Email:

2900 N. Saginaw Street Flint, MI 48505 Residency Phone: (810) 767-5084 Residency Fax: (810) 237-6003

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