Message from the Program Director
GRMEP/ Michigan State University Emergency Medicine Residency has a long history of training first class Emergency Medicine physicians since 1977. I am honored to be only the fifth program director. Our mission remains to develop excellent emergency medicine physicians and leaders. We accomplish this by integrating enthusiastic teaching faculty and a diverse patient population with a structured educational program.
I am excited to meet you and show you how much our residency has to offer.
- Established 1977 - one of the first 10 EM programs in the nation
- 3-year program with 9 residents per year
- Census 140,000 visits per year with 33% pediatric (2011-12 data)
- High acuity - over 50% of hospital admissions thru ED
- 8-hr shifts -Per month, 20 as a PGY 1, 19 as a PGY 2, 18 as a PGY 3
- Grand Rapids - 2nd largest metropolitan area in Michigan (Population 775,000)
- Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Grand Rapids campus opened Fall 2008
- Training occurs at Spectrum Health Medical center in downtown Grand Rapids. The Medical Center includes Butterworth Hospital, the brand new Helen DeVos Children's Hospital (with pediatric ED), and Meijer Heart Center.
- Spectrum Health was named one of the nation's top 10 health systems in 2010 by Thomson Reuters. It was also the only health system in Michigan to receive the "Thompson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals" honor.
- Excellent benefit package (including free health insurance, free parking, and free food), combined with Grand Rapids' low cost of living makes GRMEP a very affordable and family-friendly program.
- Spectrum Health named a top 15 Health Systems in US News & World Report.
- One-month July orientation for new PGY-1’s
- Monthly interactive sessions: PGY-1: Ultrasound, PGY-2: Research, PGY-3: EMS/Career Planning
- Annual 2 day residency retreat on Lake Michigan
- Reading program with monthly quiz as well as monthly journal club
- Dynamic leadership that responds quickly to the changing needs of the program
- A healthy work environment and a program that values physician wellness
- Monthly procedure lab, including patient simulation cases developed by the 3rd year residents
- Rotation Summary (number of 4 week blocks)
- EM 18
- EM Peds 1
- Trauma 3
- Elective 2
- Cardiology 1
- Ortho 1
- OB/Burn 1
- MICU 1
- SICU 1
- PICU 1
- EM Radiology 1
- Anesthesia 1
- Toxicology 1
- Academic EM 1
- Graduates excel on the certification exams and obtain employment or fellowship of their choice
- Well prepared to enter a fellowship, academics, or community-based practice
- 99% written boards pass rate
- 264 Graduates
- 63 adult beds
- 20 observation beds/Chest Pain Center
- De Vos Children’s Hospital: 20 pediatric beds plus clinical decision unit/observation unit
- In-department CT and radiology, MRI available 24 hours/day
- Level 1 Trauma/Pediatric Trauma Center
- Low acuity Fast Track covered by physician extenders - allows residents to see more critical cases
- Social workers and translators in the department 24 hours/day
- Nearly 200 pediatric physicians in more than 50 pediatric specialties and programs
- More than 7,600 inpatient admissions annually
Medical Student Emergency Medicine Elective
MSU-Grand Rapids students interested in the rotation should contact Corey Madura by email firstname.lastname@example.org. All other medical students should contact Denise Clement at 616-732-6204 Denise.Clement@grmep.org or Kimberly Longstreet at 616-732-6273 Kimberly.Longstreet@grmep.org. Elective Description is available here.
Effective 9/16/2005 the Emergency Medicine Residency Program has Continued Accreditation for 8 years from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
|Bryan Judge, MD
Matthew Emery, MD