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Mary Free Bed welcomes next generation of rehabilitation physicians to residency program

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Four physicians focused on restoring hope and freedom to patients recovering from serious injuries or illnesses have begun their post-graduate training at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. The 2019 class was selected from a pool of more than 400 candidates vying for spots in Mary Free Bed’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency.

As the new class begins the rigorous three-year program, the inaugural four-member class enters its final year. Launched in 2017, the program now has a full complement of 12 residents in various stages of training to care for children and adults with medically complex conditions.

“We’ve added four more excellent and dedicated physicians to our residency program, and it’s going to be a pleasure to help train them,” said Dr. Richard Ball, program director. “I’m quite confident they’ll become extraordinary rehabilitation physicians.”

The program, approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, encompasses exceptional clinical, educational and research opportunities in all areas of PM&R. This includes brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple trauma, amputation, cancer and other diagnoses.

All clinical rotations are based at Mary Free Bed, which provides the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in the state, including acute, sub-acute and outpatient rehabilitation, as well as home health care.

The 2019 class, pictured above, from left, includes:

Nicholas Gut, M.D. – Dr. Gut completed medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He concluded his transitional-year training at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids.

Temilola Abdul, M.D. – A graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin, Dr. Abdul completed a pediatric residency followed by a physical medicine and rehabilitation clinical pharmacology research fellowship, both at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Yunna Sinskey, M.D. – Dr. Sinskey, who earned her medical degree from Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine in Hanover, New Hampshire, completed an internship at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Florida.

Clayton Luyk, M.D. – A graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Dr. Luyk completed an internship at Spectrum Health/Michigan State University in Grand Rapids.

The PM&R residency program is accepting applications for next year. To submit materials, please apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) at aamc.org. For more information about the program, email Lisa Vincent, program coordinator, at pmr.residency@maryfreebed.com or visit maryfreebed.com/residency.

 

ABOUT MARY FREE BED
Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, rehabilitation hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since 1891, Mary Free Bed experts have restored hope and freedom through rehabilitation for children and adults who have experienced brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, amputations, cancer and other diagnoses. The combination of more than 110 specialized medical and sports rehabilitation programs and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation enables our specialty physicians and staff to help patients achieve outstanding clinical results. For additional information, visit maryfreebed.com.

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