Grand Rapids, the state’s second-largest city, is located in the heart of West Michigan, just 30 miles east of Lake Michigan. It’s a friendly and creative community that health care professionals are choosing as the place to grow their medical careers

  • Top 10 city for physicians to practice (Becker’s Hospital Review, 2016)
  • Top 10 city for affordable health care (, 2014)
  • 38.7% increase in job growth in the life sciences industry throughout the region in the past 10 years – nearly twice the national average of 21% (The Right Place)
  • More than 44,000 local jobs in the biosciences industry — 11% higher than the national average (The Right Place)

Grand Rapids: A Great Place to Work AND Live

PM&R Residency Program at Mary Free Bed - Living in Grand RapidsNamed to the New York Times’ list of “52 Places to Go in 2016” and the No. 1 “emerging destination” by Groups Today, Grand Rapids boasts world-renowned art, museums and historic sites. It’s also home to ArtPrize, the international art exhibition and competition that attracts hundreds of thousands of people to the city each year.

Outdoor lovers and fitness buffs will appreciate the world-class golf, recreation and beaches, as well as annual events such as the Fifth Third River Bank Run, which includes wheelchair and handcycle divisions sponsored by the Mary Free Bed Guild. Incredible farm-to-table restaurants satisfy foodies, and craft beer aficionados will toast to the city’s role as “Beer City, USA.” Wholesome “playcation” options provide endless fun for families. It’s all topped off by the most vibrant downtown between Chicago and Cleveland.