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Resident Life and Wellness

Mary Free Bed Residents take part in Sled Wings game

Resident Life and Wellness

Mary Free Bed’s culture of care is special. We’re co-workers, we’re friends – we’re family. One of the great things about our PM&R Residency Program is the focus placed on our young physicians’ wellbeing. A resident-led Wellness Committee promotes the physical, professional, psychological and social health of our residents, helping them grow as physicians together.

Learning how to create a balanced life both inside and outside of medicine begins now. While wellness means something different for everyone, the Wellness Committee provides support, advocacy and a wealth of educational resources that address stress management, burnout prevention and physical wellness.

Wellness also means having fun. Our residents are a friendly bunch who celebrate each other’s birthdays, get together outside of work to relax and frequent community events together. They gather for a range of events and activities, including:

  • New Resident Welcome Party Barbecue
  • Group Yoga for Didactics
  • Big Sib/Little Sib
  • Paint and Sip Art Therapy
  • Class Halloween Costume Competition
  • Holiday Secret Santa Party
  • Group Outdoor activities
  • Outreach activities
  • Adaptive sports outings, such as sled hockey with the Grand Rapids Griffins
  • Super Bowl Party

Living in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, the state’s second-largest city, is in the heart of West Michigan, just 30 miles east of beautiful Lake Michigan.

Named one of the Top 100 Places to Live, it’s a friendly, vibrant and diverse community that boasts plenty to do and lots to see. Home to world-renowned museums, a lively music scene, trendy food and a wealth of recreational opportunities, Grand Rapids will make you feel right at home.

Learn more about our “Cool City”:

Experience Grand Rapids
Pure Michigan