Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

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Letter from the Program Director

The combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program of the Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners is designed to prepare you for a career either as a primary care physician or to provide you with a foundation for subspecialty training.  We are firmly committed to training physicians who are competent and well respected in both specialties.

Residency Features:

1. Academic Excellence

  • MKSAP and PREP review sessions
  • Monthly Journal Clubs in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics programs
  • Weekly Grand Rounds in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Board pass rate over the National Average

2. 6 year ACGME Accreditation

3. Research

  • Over 300 physician investigators
  • More than 850 open research studies with 80 in Pediatrics, 37 in Cardiology and 130 Clinical Cancer studies

4. Large Service Area

  • 46 Michigan Counties
  • 38,000 Annual Admissions
    • 7,000 to Pediatrics
    • 1000 to Pediatric ICU
    • 8000 Births per year
  • 1,200 NICU admissions – Nations 10th largest NICU
  • 111,000 Patients per year to Emergency Department – 11th busiest ED in the country

5. One billion dollars in health related construction

6. MSU Medical School  - New to Grand Rapids in 2010

7. 45 Primary Care Internal Medicine/Pediatric Faculty in West Michigan

Overall, our Med/Peds Residency Program is designed to be four years packed full of learning, developing sound clinical judgment and skills in an environment that is nurturing, supportive, and even fun. When you finish, you will be board eligible in both internal medicine and pediatrics and well equipped to sit for board certifying examinations in each area. Career options will be numerous including private practice, academic medicine, or to compete successfully for well-respected fellowships.

For information contact:

Richard Switzer, M.D., Program Director

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program

25 Michigan NE, Suite 2200

Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (616)391-3776

Or contact the department in one of the following ways:

Pam Hritzkowin, Program Coordinator

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program

           25 Michigan NE, Suite 2200

          Grand Rapids, MI 49503

We look forward to hearing from you!