Continued Medical Education

Continued medical education is an important part of our commitment to providing quality, cost effective care to our community. We have partnered with Michigan State University (MSU) to bring a four-year medical school to Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The university's Secchia Center in downtown Grand Rapids enhances physician recruitment efforts and helps bring new research activities to our community. The first class started in fall 2008 with 50 students. That number will grow to 100 students per class with an annual enrollment of 400 students by 2013.

Spectrum Health serves as a training ground-and our physicians act as faculty preceptors-for approximately 140 students from MSU and other medical schools through the Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners (GRMEP). We offer more than 16 active residency programs and train about 300 medical residents each year.