All applications are accepted through ERAS. We are committed to providing you with the variety, experience, academics, and support systems to help you take the next step in your education and career with confidence. For application information, please contact the Program Coordinator at 616.391.1909 or e-mail: PlasticSurgery@grmep.org.
Salary and Benefits
Spectrum Health provides a comprehensive and very competitive benefits package for our residents, staff and their families. Please visit our Salary and Benefits page to learn more.
- Lab coats & laundering
- Free meals while on duty in the hospital
- 3 weeks of vacation and a 5-day winter holiday break
- Textbooks provided based on PG year
- Funding available for conference attendance and when presenting research
- Moonlighting opportunities, beginning in the PG-5 year
- Educational limited license fees paid
- Professional liability coverage provided
- Annual ASPS Resident Forum membership dues paid
- Free parking at all hospitals, surgical centers, and private offices
- USMLE Step 3 fee paid
Our interview format is uniquely different and begins the day we receive your application. All of the nearly 200 applications we receive each year are screened by our residents and faculty interviewers. We only interview 24-28 medical students for our two yearly spots.
Our interview process is such an important day that all of our residents are excused from clinical responsibilities so they are free to get to know you and help you learn about our outstanding residency. As we know, the interview process for applicants is long, arduous, and expensive, we want you to leave Grand Rapids with a true feeling of who we are and how our program functions. The night before the interview day the residents host a dinner at a local restaurant. This allows you to meet our residents and their spouses/significant others. The interview day itself begins at 11:30a with lunch and an informative resident presentation about our residency and our city.
You will interview with residents and with 3 or 4 faculty members during the afternoon. Of course, we also have the usual boring, but informative campus tour that all residencies have. For those applicants who do not have to leave town until the following day, there is a post-interview dinner, also hosted by residents at a different local restaurant to further enhance your Grand Rapids experience.
We have opportunities for visiting medical students, residents, and other learners to rotate on our service. All visiting rotations are organized through the Medical Education Scheduling office. Please visit the Spectrum Health Visiting Learners page for more information and to begin the application process.