Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

Kelly A. Brown, MD

Program Director

Julia Oswalt

Program Coordinator

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Small-medium-sized, family-friendly program with flexible, individualized curriculum & support from highly-trained, accessible faculty

  • Diverse community with complex cases. Advocacy opportunities available at the state and local level.

  • LEND Certificate - Unique Developmental Behavioral Pediatric rotation that qualifies residents for a LEND (Leadership in Educational Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) certificate, generally reserved for fellowship programs.

  • Mi-DOCS Program – 2 years primary care commitment in an underserved Michigan community following graduation; $75,000 available in loan repayment. https://www.michigandocs.org/resources

DETAILS
  • 10 pediatric residents per year.

  • Long-standing community ties.

  • Highest scholarly activity at WMed!

  • Newer medical school with one of the largest regional Academic Simulation Centers.

LOCATION

Kalamazoo – We are a 3-college town with abundant outdoor activities, including numerous lakes and trails, award-winning breweries, and a philanthropic community famous for The Kalamazoo Promise, which provides free college tuition. We are a short drive to Lake Michigan, and halfway between Chicago and Detroit.

CURRICULUM
  • 13 rotations / block system per year Individualized curriculum tailored to each resident's career goals and aligned with ACGME requirements

  • Didactics include Morning Report M-Th 7:30-8:00 a.m., Friday Grand Rounds 8-9:00 a.m., Friday dedicated academic half day, and bimonthly hands-on Simulation training.

DIVERSITY INITIATIVES
  • We use a holistic recruitment, selection, and ranking process, seeking a diverse residency program to reflect the patient population that we serve in our community.

  • 4th year electives to medical students from groups typically underrepresented in medicine

  • Annual faculty and resident education is focused on unconscious bias, as well as health equity, diversity, and cultural sensitivity

  • WMed acts not only on the side of justice; our vision is to bring support and healing to all people living in Southwest Michigan.

ON SOCIAL MEDIA
 
 

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