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Living in Rural Michigan

What is like to live and work in rural Michigan?

The state of Michigan is graced with the riches of unspoiled nature; the world's longest freshwater coastline, lakes that feel like oceans, shimmering beaches, miles of cherry orchards, numerous wineries, glorious sunrises and sunsets, daytime skies of the deepest blue, nighttime skies scattered with stars. From scenic routes on the open road to rugged trails, from the sand-covered to the well-traveled, they all lead us to the beauty of nature and simple pleasures of Pure Michigan.

Benefits you may find practicing in a rural community are:

  • Full scope of practice
  • Opportunity for professional responsibility in the community beyond your clinical practice
  • Coworkers are like a second family
  • Personal connection to patients
  • Loan repayment and other financial incentive opportunities
  • Team-based and value-based care initiatives are prevalent in rural practice
  • Opportunity for leadership role within your practice
  • Elevated status in the community
  • Opportunity to expand your clinical expertise
  • Greater autonomy


For More Information Contact

Paige Recker
Access to Rural Care Manager