Diversity

Intentional Inclusion at Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health is committed to creating a culture that is respectful, inclusive and positive. Our success is tied to our ability to attract and retain diverse and culturally intelligent residents and fellows. We value inclusiveness and equity of opportunities for all individuals. As a system we have many moving parts; each part is interconnected and is vital to the health and well-being of our organization. Working together we can achieve and maintain a healthy, inclusive culture that fosters a sense of belonging, inspires innovation and provides equitable care.

We are committed to fostering and advancing inclusion and diversity in our workforce, workplace, leadership, faculty and programs. We want every resident, fellow, and faculty member who joins a Spectrum Health graduate medical education program to feel included and respected. We believe in equity for everyone.

In partnership with GRMEP, a residency diversity council is in place to improve recruitment and retention of medical graduates from underrepresented communities. To ensure progress, we have established a Resident and Fellow Diversity subcommittee, comprised of residents and fellows, to support our goals.

Residency Program Showcase Event

Location: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - Secchia Center

Event Date: August 12, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Medical students from across the state of Michigan are invited to our showcase event to learn more about our residency programs, connect with Program Directors, and hear from current residents about residency life and living in Grand Rapids. This showcase allows medical students to interact directly with program directors and residents while learn the intricacies of applying to residency programs.

Spectrum Health, Pine Rest and Mercy Health Saint Mary’s will have representatives available with information on their programs, as well as available resources for these future residents to connect to the greater Grand Rapids community.  This program is open to all rising third and fourth year medical students (graduating in 2018 and 2019).  We strongly encourage students with diverse backgrounds and skill sets to attend. For more information contact diversity@grmep.org .

Residency Showcase 2017 Application Form
Diversity Stipend Application Form
Download the Residency Showcase Flyer

 

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