The Family Medicine Residency Program at Genesys Regional Medical Center is the largest program in the state of Michigan and one of the largest in the country. The program includes three-years of comprehensive training in family medicine with positions for 39 residents.
Genesys Regional Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency is one of a handful of residencies offering both, Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) certification. With a long tradition of family practice training dating back to 1971, our program is one of the most innovative residencies in the nation and our graduates are highly recruited. Our training embraces the broad spectrum of family practice from inpatient care to the ambulatory setting.
Genesys Regional Medical Center is affiliated with Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Family Health Center
The Family Health Center is located on the East Flint Campus of Genesys Regional Medical Center and is designed as a model unit. With more than 20,000 square feet of space, the Family Health Center has thirty examination rooms and specialty rooms. The unit is divided into modules, which consist of a team office with 12 to 14 examination rooms or treatment rooms. Procedure rooms are available for colposcopy, procto-sigmoidoscopy, fracture care, minor surgery and osteopathic manipulative medicine. In addition, we are able to offer psychological testing and counseling, and resident videotaping. Family medicine faculty supervise all patient care in the Family Health Center.
An efficient and comfortable environment is provided for you and your patients. Patients have easy access to our large central waiting room and inner waiting room areas. Through patient encounter forms, electronic medical records, ambulatory care research, ongoing medical care review, computerized billing and office communication systems, you have the information and resources you need to respond to your patients in a timely and efficient manner. This information also provides valuable comments for resident evaluations when assessing the program.
Your initial orientation focuses on the basic principles and philosophy of family medicine with more extensive training during the second and third years of your residency. As a first year resident, you are introduced to the Family Health center, seeing patients twice weekly on a half-day basis building your practice continuity. This experience, along with a range of inpatient block (four-week) rotations, is designed to help you begin practicing and building on the skills and training you received in medical school.
As a second year resident, you take on a more active role in the direct care of your patients. Increased responsibility and a more intense work schedule require effective time management. You also spend more time in the Family Health Center. The medical surgical areas of family practice become an important part of our training as the number of your hospital and Health Center patients grows. Through your individual patient experiences and ambulatory rotations, our program will help you develop a greater understanding of family medicine.
During the third year of your residency, you spend four half days in the Family Health Center each week with a practice mix of as many as 200 families. You select your elective rotations based on your special areas of interest. In addition, as you become well acquainted with your instructors and consultants, your teaching responsibilities increase. Your relationship with junior residents and medical students is a very important part of the learning experience throughout your training, but particularly in your third year.
Night Float 1
Critical Care: Night Float 3
Critical Care: NF 4/CC2
Night Float 2
Medicine 3 (FM INP 3)
Medicine 4 (FM INP 4)
Pediatrics 1 - Hurley Medical Center
Amb Med 1
Peds 2 (WBN Nursery)
Amb Med 2
Pediatrics 3 (Dr. Akrawi)
Medicine 5 (FM INP)
Medicine 1 (FM IMP)
Occup / Comm Med
Medicine 6 (FM INP)
Medicine 2 (FM IMP 2)
EM 1 (Health Park)
Peds ER - Hurley Medical Center
Surgery 4 (Orthopedics)
Surgery 2 (ENT/Optho)
Surgery 5 (Amb Surgery)
Surgery 3 (Ortho Sports Med)
Peds 5 Inpatient (Dr. Zureikat)
GI / Urology
Psych / Behavioral Science
During your second and third year, there are elective opportunities. Only one elective
each year can be away. The others must be done at Genesys.
Family Health Center Days:
PGY I: 2 half days per week
PGY II: 4 half days per week
PGY III: 4 half days per week
Three Years of Longitudinal Teaching Includes:
- Behavioral Medicine
- Practice Management
- Quality Assurance
- Office Procedural Skills
- Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion
- Osteopathic Principles and Practice
Kenneth Yokosawa, MD
Marissa Rogers, DO
Family Practice Teaching Faculty
Nachhattar (Nick) Buttar, MD*
William Edgar, MD*
Brenda Fortunate, DO*
Larry Kage, DO
Gary King, MD*
Guozhen Liu, MD
Kelly Mason, DO*
Scott Nyman, PhD
Prabhat Pokhrel, MD
Sridhar Rao, MD*
Peter Reynolds, MD
Meggan Robinson, DO
Marissa Rogers, DO
Theresa Sherman, MD*
Kenneth Steibel, MD*
Kenneth Yokosawa, MD
*Indicates Part-Time Faculty
Family Medicine Applicant Criteria
1. Applications are ONLY ACCEPTED VIA ERAS. No email, fax or mailed applications will be reviewed.
2. USMLE or Comlex 1 & 2 pass on first attempt. (No minimum score cut off)
3. Medical School Graduation must be within 5 years of applying to the Residency program.
4. Hospital only sponsors a J-1 Visa.
5. Required documents:
a. 3 letters of recommendation
c. Deans letter
d. Personal statement
e. USMLE or Comlex scores
f. ECFMG cerficate not required for interview.
6. Residents must be able to travel between training sites.
7. Application deadline is November 30.
For more information about our program, please visit the Genesys Family Medicine website (www.genesysfp.org)
or call the Family Medicine Department at: (810) 606-5981 or toll free 1-800-233-2863
- Our interview season begins the end of October.
- Interview days begin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. Transportation between sites is necessary.
- All interview invitations are extended via the ERAS post-office.
- We are unable to accommodate observer requests.