Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has helped to restore hope and freedom to thousands of people for more than a century. We’ve seen tremendous growth, from new programs and technology to expanded services across Michigan and northern Indiana. A recent $66.4 million expansion and renovation includes a new 167-bed hospital that makes Mary Free Bed the fifth-largest freestanding rehabilitation hospital in the country. We’re helping even more adults and children than ever before.
Mary Free Bed has partnered with the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine to create the John H. Butzer Center for Research and Innovation. This collaboration sets the stage for leading-edge research and evidence-based rehabilitation care with a focus on outcomes measurement.
We’re also collaborating with Van Andel Institute, a world-class biomedical research organization focused on finding effective therapies for Parkinson’s disease, cancer and other diseases. This offers residents many opportunities for high-quality research.
Mary Free Bed is an independent teaching hospital focused exclusively on medical rehabilitation. We recently received permanent accreditation, citation-free, from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), both as a sponsoring institution and as a residency program. Our first class will graduate in June.
The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency consists of four years of study: a transitional year of general medicine followed by three specialty years at Mary Free Bed. Graduates are eligible for board certification by the ACGME/American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR).
Mary Free Bed’s combination of more than 110 specialized medical and sports rehabilitation programs and services enables our specialty physicians and staff to help patients achieve outstanding clinical results. Our residents gain experience in all clinical areas, including:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Multiple trauma
- Intensive medical rehabilitation
- Spine and musculoskeletal care
- Pediatric rehabilitation
- Cerebrovascular disease
- Neuromuscular disease
- Ventilator and pulmonary rehabilitation
- Sub-acute rehabilitation
- Spasticity management
Residents have opportunities to work in a wide variety of outpatient clinical areas, including our Spine Center, Movement Analysis Laboratory, Orthotics & Prosthetics + Bionics, Assistive Technology and one of the largest Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports programs in the country.
Mary Free Bed also is home to the Pain Rehabilitation program, a chronic pain management model used by institutions across the country. All of our programs are supported by a robust Neuropsychology department.
We offer graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, recreational therapy, psychology and orthotics and prosthetics. This provides a rich learning environment for adjunct clinical skills necessary for comprehensive rehabilitation.
While you’re considering residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation, you’re planning significant personal growth in knowledge and skills. We’re excited to share our faculty’s expertise, wide variety of clinical experiences and research programs.
Please explore our website to learn more about us. We look forward to receiving your application to the Mary Free Bed Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency program.