Genesys Regional Medical Center (GRMC) offers one of the largest family medicine residency training programs in the nation.  Genesys is proud of its long tradition of training physicians in the practice of family medicine dating back to its program’s inception in 1971.  The Genesys program is one of the most innovative residencies in the nation and graduates of our program are highly recruited upon graduation. Our program’s training embraces the broad spectrum of family practice -- from inpatient care to ambulatory settings.

Genesys has taken an additional step to set our program out from the others going INTERNATIONAL!  As of February 2010, Genesys has embarked upon a new and exciting project in China.  This project is designed to help transform the Chinese medical system from a specialty based care approach to a primary care based approached to providing medical care.

The program represents a partnership between GRMC and Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital (SRRSH) located in the Zhejiang Province of the People's Republic of China.  The goal of this partnership is to help SRRSH establish a family practice residency program that meets the standards of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education. 

Through the partnership, GRMC sends Genesys Family Medicine faculty members to SRRSH to help build and design its family medicine program.  This is being accomplished by training SRRSH’s family medicine department faculty members, some of the community physicians and their family medicine residents.

This unique partnership offers Genesys Family Medicine Residency Program residents and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s medical students the opportunity to travel to China for an elective with their room and board free of charge to them.  The objectives of this elective rotation in China includes allowing residents and students the opportunity to learn different disease spectrums, experience Chinese culture in the setting of practicing medicine, be able to witness how medical care is delivered in a country where primary care still does not really exist, exchange your knowledge with the Chinese counterpart and to see how alternative medicine, such as traditional Chinese medicine, is integrated in their day-to-day medical practice.


Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital

          Modern 1,300-bed, tertiary care teaching hospital affiliated with the School of Medicine at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou.

          Offers a full range of medical services in almost all major specialties and subspecialties.

          First public hospital in mainland China to be accredited by the US-based Joint Commission International, in recognition of a level of care that meets international standards for quality. 

          Receives ongoing support from Loma Linda University (USA) enabling SRRSH to maintain international standards of quality medical care and serve as a model to other area hospitals for management, medical education and staff training.

          Accepts approximately 150 Chinese medical students a year; one-third of them are from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine.

          Staffed with well-qualified, English-speaking physicians the hospital is able to accommodate foreign medical students and residents for clinical observation and rotation.


Hangzhou is the capital city of the Zhejiang Province.  It is located on the southeastern coastline of China near the lower reaches of Qiantang River and the southern end of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.

It has been said that Hangzhou is the most beautiful city in the world.  It was first established during the Qin Dynasty and Hangzhou is today one of the most developed cities in China with a population of more than six million people.  It is blessed with a rich historical and cultural heritage, and has been known as the “land of silk.” 

Hangzhou has been awarded many honors and titles, including:

          National Hygienic City and National Model City for Environmental Protection.

          Rated by Forbes as the top city in China for business for many years in a row.

          Listed by World Bank as having the best investment environment in China.

          Awarded by World Bank as a Gold Medal City in its 2006 city competitiveness ranking.

          Ranked as the safest city in China.

          Awarded with the residential award by the United Nations in 2001.