Physical Therapy Residency Mary Free BedWe offer two post-professional residency programs designed to provide specialization for clinicians through a variety of avenues, including clinical practice, intensive clinical mentoring, didactic learning experiences and teaching opportunities in each specialty area.

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and Grand Valley State University Neurologic Residency

The mission of the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and Grand Valley State University Neurologic Residency is to provide advanced clinical training in an integrated environment of professional mentorship, clinical excellence, research and education. Graduates will develop advanced knowledge, skills and clinical expertise in neurology physical therapy, preparing them for advanced specialty practice and to become leaders in their profession. Graduates will work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to assist in restoring hope and freedom to individuals with diverse neurologic conditions. Graduates will also contribute to and effectively implement evidence-based clinical practice, and will share their knowledge and expertise with students, fellow clinicians and the patients/families they serve, while exhibiting high ethical standards and professionalism.

Program Details
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Application Information
Applications are due April 8, 2016
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Contact Kevin Duffy in Human Resources at 616.840.8318 or 800.528.8989.
Or for program specific questions contact Christina Platko, PT, at

Mary Free Bed Guild Residency in Pediatric Physical Therapy

Please provide the following documents:

1. Official Transcript

2. Resume
• Objective
• Education, including current enrollment in electives
• Clinical experience
• Research experience
• Professional development
• Volunteer experience/community involvement
• Honors
• Employment history
• References

3. Applicant Statement (1-2 pages in length)
• Professional goals for one and five years
• Qualifications
• How this residency experience will influence your career

4. Research Statement
Please ask a faculty member to address your qualifications and accomplishments in research, scientific inquiry and writing.

5. ACCE Statement
Please ask your program’s Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) to address your clinical skills and past clinical performance.

6. Faculty/Clinician Statement
Please ask a faculty member or clinician to address:
• Qualifications
• Communication skills
• Psychosocial and physiological stability
• Commitment to a career promoting integration of practice, research and scholarly inquiry in pediatric physical therapy