Michigan Osteopathic Association 
Council of Interns and Residents

The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) values the involvement of interns and residents. The MOA Board of Trustees includes positions on the board for a student and a resident. The MOA Council of Interns and Residents (CIR) offers opportunities to learn from those before you and pass that knowledge on to those who follow. The CIR provides a network of support on issues such as physician wellness, preparing for employment, starting your practice, contract negotiation, healthcare policy and legislative advocacy. 

Meetings for the CIR work around busy schedules and focus on educational and social events as well as advocacy and mentorship. Joining the CIR provides great benefits from medical school through residency. 

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 CIR Discussion Series

March 2021 Discussion Series: Wealth Management

Council of Interns and Residents Discussion Series: Michael Nordmann, Wealth Manager from Maner Wealth. Mr. Nordmann serves as Chief Wealth Officer at Maner Wealth. He works with families and closely held businesses to create holistic, lifelong financial plans. His experienced with physicians, interns and residents makes his insight particularly valuable to the CIR.
Michael Nordmann email: [email protected]

Wealth Management with Maner Wealth
Wealth Management Presentation (PDF of PowerPoint)

December 2020 Discussion Series: Financial Planning
The Council of Interns and Residents (CIR) held their third program in the CIR Discussion Forum Series with an informational discussion with Mark Johnson of RBF Wealth Advisors. The discussion reviewed student loans and budgeting as interns and residents continue to complete their educational training and enter their career.
Johnson serves as a wealth advisor with RBF Wealth Advisors, helping families, retirees, healthcare professionals, business owners, and corporate executives plan for success across all aspects of their financial life. He is also the founder of StudentLoansRx which helps emerging healthcare professionals create plans to address their student loan debt in the most cost-effective manner based on their career and other financial goals which may include practice ownership. View the discussion by clicking the link below!

November 2020 Discussion Series: Contract Negotiation

The Council of Interns and Residents (CIR) held their 2nd virtual Discussion Series with Kerr Russell attorney, Dan Schulte presenting on the subject of "Contract Negotiation." With over 25 years of experience, Schulte clearly explained what to look for when reviewing a contract for the first time and tips for residents as they start reviewing offers from potential employers. View the discussion by clicking the link below!

Dan Schulte Contract Negotiation Discussion Form 


About Us

About the MOA (PDF)

Resource Links:

Download the "About the MOA" PDF file

Visit the "Resident of the Year" page to see past winners and information regarding the nomination process.


American Osteopathic Association: Information and timeline on Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) 

Visit the AOA Opportunities database to find current information on all AOA-approved internship and residency programs. 

In addition to outlining the standards for internship residency training programs, the Basic Documents for Postdoctoral Training (PDF) contain accreditation standards for osteopathic postdoctoral training institutions (OPTIs).

Learn about AOA requirements for entry into postdoctoral training programs, as well as the procedures necessary to gain approval.

Connect with established physicians and benefit from their knowledge through the AOA/AOF iLEARN Mentor Program. 

SoFi Refinance Offer

SoFi partners with the American Osteopathic Association, and the MOA, to offer refinance options at a member rate. 
The student loan benefits included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) will expire on January 31, 2022. That means the “federal freeze” will be lifted and millions of Americans will return to accruing interest and making monthly payments on their loans.
For a PDF with an overview, click here.

SoFi discount offer