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Who We Are

Spectrum Health, in partnership with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, continues to advance medical education in West Michigan. As our region’s health care leader, Spectrum Health is committed to preparing the physicians of tomorrow to best care for our patients and their families.

At Spectrum Health, more than 320 residents and fellows experience innovative training led by dedicated faculty within world-class facilities. We have 26 ACGME-accredited programs that offer a unique curriculum to meet your training goals. Coordinated care and collaboration make Spectrum Health an ideal choice for your medical education journey. 

A message from Candace Smith-King, MD, FAAP
Designated Institutional Official

Spectrum Health is committed to leading a robust and educationally-rich program that prepares residents and fellows for success. Medical education is at the center of our mission to advance health care and patient access in West Michigan. For more than 100 years, medical education has evolved through innovation and research at our institution. 

Our learners’ experience is a dynamic blend of complex patients, passionate faculty and community. We offer a wide array of exposures which provides learners an opportunity to train in rural or urban environments. We offer multiple hospital experiences for out residents and fellows including: Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital, Spectrum Health United Hospital (a Spectrum Health Regional Hospital offering a rural health experience) and Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, the only free standing children’s hospital in west Michigan.  

Through side-by-side training, mentorship and cultivated learning, residents and fellows are prepared to become the next leaders in health care. Thank you for your interest and we invite you to learn more about our residency and fellowship programs.