The goal of the Mary Free Bed Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program is to provide a comprehensive, well-rounded experience for the physician interested in becoming a board-certified physiatrist. This training will encompass a wide variety of clinical, educational and research opportunities in all areas of PM&R. Upon completion of the residency training program, the physician will feel comfortable pursuing a career in any area the field of physiatry represents.
The residency training program is structured to offer four advanced (PGY-2) positions per year.
Rotations are on-site in our 167-bed hospital, as well as Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital, Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Metro Health/University of Michigan Health and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Residents typically work one-on-one with an attending during all rotations.
Here’s the breakdown:
- Inpatient (9.5 blocks): General Inpatient, Stroke/Amputee, Medically Complex, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Neurology
- Outpatient (3.5 blocks): General Outpatient, Non-interventional Spine/Musculoskeletal, Neurology, Chronic Pain
- Inpatient (4 blocks): Cancer Rehabilitation, Pediatrics, Medically Complex
- Outpatient (5 blocks): General Outpatient, Pediatrics, Orthotics & Prosthetics, Sports Medicine
- Other (4 blocks): Consults, Interventional Spine/EMG, two electives
- Inpatient (2 blocks): Spinal Cord Injury, Senior Teaching Inpatient
- Outpatient (3 blocks): Orthotics & Prosthetics, Sports Medicine, Non-interventional Spine/Musculoskeletal
- Other (8 blocks): Consults, Senior EMG, three-four additional electives
Electives must be related to the field of PM&R. Those available include:
- Wound Care
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Sub-Acute Rehabilitation
- Neuromuscular and Outpatient Neurology
- Palliative Care
- Musculoskeletal and Neuro Radiology
- Pediatric outpatient clinics, such as orthopedic surgery, neurology
During training, residents take part in a resident clinic one afternoon per week over the course of one year. Our residents also are expected to present a Grand Rounds three times during the residency program (one presentation per year). Residents also present for journal club once per year.