Employment Match - Employers
MiLES awardees commit to serving two years of full-time clinical practice at an approved service site. While not a requirement, one of the primary goals of MiLES is to match employers with providers who would like to stay in the community beyond their 2-year service commitment. To that end, the Michigan Health Council (MHC) will work with providers and employers to find the best match.
We seek to recruit providers with a strong commitment to primary care and serving in communities most in need of primary care services. During the selection process, MiLES candidates will be evaluated on their commitment and interest in serving communities in need through their essay, letters of recommendation and experience they have working with underserved populations. When applying to MiLES, providers list their top three sites and/or geographic areas of preference. MHC will work to match them with job opportunities based on their preference list.
After a match has been made and an employment contract has been signed, the provider will receive a check for $50,000 to be applied to their student loans. Their first day of employment can be agreed upon by employer and provider however, it must be within 3 months of residency completion.
Note: The employment contract with your MiLES-approved provider is separate and independent from the provider's service contract with MiLES.
You'll find detailed information in the MiLES Program Guidance (PDF) available on the Resources page.