Gregory Shumer, MD

Gregory Shumer, MD

Greg is a current third-year resident and co-chief at the University of Michigan Family Medicine Residency Program. He was born and raised in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Other places he has called home include Ann Arbor, where he lived for undergrad and residency training; rural Japan, where he served as an English teacher; and Washington, DC, where he attended medical school at Georgetown University. Some of his academic interests include medical education, experiential writing, and integrative medicine research. Outside of medicine, he enjoys playing and watching sports, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.

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February 5th, 2016

Don’t Give Up!

There comes a time in most people’s training when adversity threatens to become overwhelming and swallow them whole. It could be as a medical student, while spending countless hours in the library or when on demanding rotations. Or, it could be during residency, from the 80-hour work weeks or the stressful patient care situations. It […]


October 23rd, 2015

Musings from Japan

I spent the first two weeks of October in rural Shizuoka, Japan, rotating through clinics and hospitals in Mori-machi and Kikugawa, and observing medical education at Hamamatsu Medical School.  The University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine has a unique and positive relationship with the Shizuoka Family Medicine residency program that allows for collaboration.  I […]


September 11th, 2015

Overnight Admission

BEEEP BEEEP BEEEP BEEEP – I pressed a button to silence my pager and rose groggily from the bed in the on-call room.  I hadn’t truly been asleep, just catching a quick rest between pages.  It was 2am.  I was 19 hours into my shift and, from the looks of the page, there was a […]


August 7th, 2015

Cat Herding

“The day you earned your MD, you became a leader… A leader to your future patients, a leader in your community, and a leader within the healthcare system.”It’s May 7th, 2015 – day 1 of the annual Chief Resident Leadership Development Program in Kansas City, Missouri.  It’s an event meant to welcome the  newly selected chiefs […]


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