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Before You Start

After you’ve matched or been accepted into a program you will need to complete the following to be ready to start your program:

  • sign your contract and return as directed
  • complete all on-boarding requirements as directed
  • apply for your Michigan educational medical and controlled substance licenses
    • if this is your first Michigan license, you will also need to get finger-printed and complete a background check
    • you will be reimbursed for these costs after you start
  • arrange for housing
    • information about living in Southeastern Michigan and the specific community in which your program is based is provided
  • your contract is conditional upon passing a Pre-Employment Physical Examination at Employee Health, appointments must be made May 1st and be completed no more than 30 days in advance of your start date
    • the exam includes TB, drug and nicotine testing
      • TB testing requires a return visit within 72 hours and must be completed before orientation
      • if positive for drugs, including nicotine, you are NOT eligible to enter your residency or fellowship program, or engage in any employment at Beaumont
        • this is reported as a violation of the match agreement  
  • complete all computer-based modules in the Orientation Curriculum as directed
    • if you need a computer to complete your assignments, contact the GME Office for access to the computer classroom the week prior to Orientation
  • complete all required certifications (e.g., BLS, ACLS, PALS, ATLS) as directed by your program coordinator
    • go to to find an approved course near you
    • submit your certification card as directed
    • provide a receipt to obtain reimbursement


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