Orthotics + Prosthetics Residency

The Mary Free Bed Orthotics and Prosthetics Residency is designed to develop recent graduates into exemplary clinicians by providing patient care exposure, opportunities for research, fabrication and collaboration with other clinical team members. The program’s mission is not only to prepare you for your boards, but also give in-the-field experience to further your career.

At Mary Free Bed, we push the boundaries to find new ways to help our patients be successful and independent. We’ll ensure you have the opportunity to explore and pursue creative solutions to our patients’ challenges.

  • You’ll be encouraged – and expected – to think creatively. Our unique ideas and insights drive our role as an industry leader. And you’ll have the opportunity to learn from top clinicians with diverse clinical expertise.
  • We care for patients with extraordinarily complex medical needs. As a resident, you will play a crucial role in helping to restore mobility and freedom after a serious injury or illness. You’ll be part of a team committed to our hospital’s mission.


Residents rotate through various mentors. All aspects of patient care are covered, from evaluation and consultation to diagnostic fittings, delivery and follow-up. Residents also have the opportunity to shadow other disciplines (PT, OT, etc.) for experience in team-oriented patient care. In addition, the hospital provides exposure to rehabilitation, clinics, acute, inpatient and outpatient working environments.

Recipient Selection
An interview with the Residency Selection Committee is required for all candidates. Each candidate will be selected based on clinical experience and education.

Residency positions are available in orthotics or prosthetics to allow focus on each discipline individually. Each residency is 12 months in accordance with National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education standards.

Residents receive full-time employee status at Mary Free Bed, which includes full-time benefits.

Learn more
Click here to complete an online application.

Direct letters of recommendation to:
Human Resources, Recruitment
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
235 Wealthy St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Questions? Contact Jared Curley at jared.curley@maryfreebed.com.