Mary Free Bed’s culture is special. We’re co-workers, we’re friends – we’re family.


Learning how to create a balanced life both inside and outside of medicine starts during residency.

Our residency program is focused on trainee well-being. A resident-led Wellness Committee promotes the physical, professional, psychological and social health of our residents, helping them grow as physicians together.

While wellness means something different for everyone, our 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 group who celebrate each other’s life events and successes, spend time together outside of work and frequent community events together.

Our residents gather for a range of events and activities, including:

  • New resident welcome party
  • Group yoga
  • Big Sib / Little Sib
  • Paint and Sip art therapy
  • Class Halloween costume competition
  • Holiday secret Santa party
  • Super Bowl party
  • Group outdoor activities
  • Adaptive sports outings (e.g. sled hockey with the Grand Rapids Griffins)