Spectrum Health/MIchigan State University/Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Grand Rapids, MI
Kira Sieplinga, MD
Susan Heinz, Julie Beute, Saron Mogos
234-bed children's hospital serving large catchment in Western, Central and Northern Michigan.
U.S. News and World Report ranked
Our mission is to create an inclusive and innovative learning environment that impacts the health of the children of Michigan.
We are on a first-name basis amongst residents and attendings to create team safety and accessibility.
Largest NICU in the region; high volume inpatient, emergency and ICU departments.
New continuity clinic center opening in 2024 serving diverse patient panel.
20 peds residents/year; 4 med-peds/year; 2 child neuro/year
Team caps; no 24 hour call shifts
Protected half-day didactics in addition to traditional morning report
Associate PDs here to serve you and dedicated to wellness, board review, faculty development, innovative primary care, research/scholarship and diversity, equity & inclusion
Nature (beaches, hikes, camping, biking)
Culture (fine arts, concert series, sports)
Easy access to hospital with a mix of residents renting or owning and walking or driving to work
Population diversity including: urban/rural/suburban dwellers; large refugee resettlement community
Certificate opportunities in global health, culinary medicine and lifestyle medicine
5 distinct tracks of curriculum
Begin with a focus on advocacy and community resources in clinic immersion and advocacy
Leadership electives including advanced ICU, hospitalist and resident-as-teacher
Opportunity for community hospital and complex care rotations
System and pediatric residency DEI committees
Minority Visiting Student Program
HEAL Scholar (community engagement, leadership training and scholarships to resident physicians underrepresented in medicine)
Health and racial equity curriculum
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