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.
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