Residency Spotlight: Corewell Health—Grand Rapids/Michigan State University Emergency Medicine Residency

In 2022, Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health integrated to create one system, Corewell Health. We continue to provide the same educational excellence that fosters innovation to always remain at the forefront of medicine.

What does your program offer that residents can’t get anywhere else?

Our residency program is dedicated to producing safe, competent and qualified individuals in emergency medicine. As the seventh oldest emergency medicine program in the United States, we have spent decades fine-tuning our program into a compassionate, comprehensive training experience for our residents. The emergency medicine residency program at Corewell Health in West Michigan provides a well-developed foundation of skills integral in our residents’ journeys. Additionally, our vast network of program alumni allows residents ample opportunity to secure jobs throughout the country.

With approximately 180,000 patient visits annually, we have one of the busiest single-site emergency department systems in the country. We are a level I adult and pediatric trauma center and the highest volume trauma center in Michigan. Residents gain valuable experience in numerous aspects of emergency medicine, including longitudinal exposure in pediatric emergency medicine at a nationally recognized children’s hospital. The program works to maximize the time spent in emergency department rotations and minimize off-service rotations.

What are some fun activities residents like to partake in or recently participated in?

Our program is primarily based at the heart of West Michigan in the city of Grand Rapids, the second largest city in the state. For those who enjoy exploring, West Michigan is home to countless attractions; from scenic trails and the beaches of Lake Michigan to a variety of museums and festivals, there is something of interest for people of all ages, identities, and interests. In fact, not only is Grand Rapids well known for its food and arts scenes, but the city has recently been declared the second-best place to live in Michigan and the 20th in the entire country by U.S. News and World Report.

How should potential applicants learn more about your program?

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