Internal Medicine / Pediatrics

Clinical Environment

Our Pediatric Residency Program is based at the DeVos Children’s Hospital ( which has developed a wide range of clinical specialty programs achieving high volumes, outstanding outcomes and recognition in the region, state and nation.

  • 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
  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • 111,000 Patients per year to Emergency Department – 11th busiest ED in the country
  • 41,000 Patient visits per year to the Pediatric Emergency Department
  • One billion dollars in health related construction
  • Lemmen Holton Cancer Pavilion – 700k square foot outpatient cancer center with advanced imaging infusion center
  • Over 100 Heart Specialists on staff
  • Over 10,000 Heart patients per year
  • Heart/Lung Transplant Program
  • 80 bed MICU including medical, surgical, neuro and cardiothoracic
  • MSU Medical School  – New to Grand Rapids in 2010

Program Focus

We are a 4 year program with a total of 16 residents. Each year we match with 4 new residents. Click here to download a PDF of the Curriculum Worksheet.


The residents are fully integrated into both Internal Medicine and Pediatric programs but have a distinctly unique identity as Med/Peds residents in the hospital.


The GME Research Department has developed several tools and resources that will help residents and fellows develop ideas into manageable and realistic research projects. We have found that using these resources saves time and energy while avoiding typical pitfalls and dead ends. For example, the research project outline facilitates the translation of a good idea into a research project, provides the bulk of the narrative portion of IRB application, and serves as the guide for implementing the project.

The GME Research Department provides support to Spectrum Health residents and faculty in all areas of research and scholarly activity (e.g., quality, educational, surveys).  To access more details, including templates (e.g., study protocol, poster), help request forms and other contact information, visit Spectrum Health GME Research.

For residents with a greater interest in basic science and clinical research projects, VanAndel Institute offers state-of-art resources to collaborate with residents.

Academic Excellence

  • MKSAP and PREP review sessions
  • Monthly Med/Peds Lectures
  • Monthly Journal Clubs in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics programs
  • Weekly Grand Rounds in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics programs
  • Board pass rate over the National Average
  • Annual Research Day highlighting resident scholarly activities
  • Numerous monthly Multispecialty Boards such as Lung Cancer, Tumor, Peds Neuroradiology
  • Teaching and supervision MSU Medical Students as “Clinical Adjunct Faculty”
  • Quality & Safety committees for both hospitals
  • Morning Report
  • Morbidity & Mortality Conferences
  • Procedure skills labs/Sim Labs

Ready to Apply?

All applications are accepted through ERAS. Please see the For Applicants section of your preferred program for additional details.

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