We offer several physical therapy residency programs at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. Below is information about these programs.
A planned program of post-professional clinical and research training for physical therapists.
To prepare physical therapists for a career that promotes the continued integration of practice, research and scholarly inquiry.
The curriculum will be based in part on the most recent Description of Specialty Practice (DSP) in Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Half of the time will be spent in clinical settings at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and half of the time will be spent doing research under the direction and guidance of Grand Valley State University or Mary Free Bed personnel. Other activities include physician rounds, grand rounds, case presentations and lectures.
Michigan Physical Therapy license required before starting. The term is one year.
The resident will be offered full-time status as a Mary Free Bed employee, which includes full-time benefits.
While employment status is with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, the resident also will be eligible for an appointment as Research Resident at Grand Valley State University.
Paid bi-weekly, additional funds may be available for educational experiences.
Financial support is available for research expenses and for presentations at state, regional and national meetings that take place after the completion of the residency. Student loans are deferrable during the residency.
The applicant must be a physical therapist or in his/her final year of an accredited physical therapy program. Applicants must have obtained State of Michigan licensure prior to beginning the residency.
• Faculty recommendation
• Excellent communication skills
• Psychological, social and physical stability required for successful completion of the program* (*requirement for Mary Free Bed Guild Residency in Pediatric Physical Therapy)
• Evidence of commitment to a career promoting the continued integration of practice, research and scholarly inquiry in pediatric physical therapy
• Satisfactory attendance and performance during clinical educational experiences
• Strong skills in scientific inquiry and writing and satisfactory progress in the respective physical therapy program’s research requirement.
A Residency Selection Committee will select recipients based on the established criteria. An interview with the Residency Selection Committee is required.
The resident will receive a certificate of physical therapy residency completion from Grand Valley State University and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.
Contact Kevin Duffy at 616.840.8318 or 800.528.8989.
Below are application requirements for specific residencies.