Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Spectrum Health/Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Pediatrics Residency Program at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital! Located in one of the fastest growing cities in the Midwest, we are nationally ranked in six pediatric sub-specialties by U.S. News and World Report and offer a complete educational and clinical experience in our state-of-the-art, free-standing, children’s hospital. We prepare our residents to become excellent general pediatricians that are prepared for future careers in outpatient care, hospitalist medicine, or sub-specialty care through exposure to a broad array of pediatric disease and with mentoring by dedicated core faculty. Through our Michigan State University College of Human Medicine affiliation, we offer the academic, educational, and research experiences that are traditionally provided by university-based residency programs, while also allowing for a personalized educational experience associated with community-oriented training.
We hope the following information is useful to you. Thank you again for considering us for your residency training and please feel free to contact us with questions.
|Advanced EM||Cardiology||Global Health||Orthopedics||Radiology|
|Allergy and Immunology||Center for Child Protection (CCP)||Healthy Weight Center||Palliative Care||Research|
|Antimicrobial Stewardship Program||Dermatology||Medical Examiner||PM&R||Sedation|
|Bone Marrow Transplant||Education Leadership||Medical Genetics||Primary Care Experience (PCE)||Sports Medicine|
|Business of Medicine||ENT||Neurology||Pulmonology||Toxicology|
|Cardiothoracic Surgery||Gastroenterology||Ophthalmology||Quality Improvement||Urology|
|Tuesday||Grand Rounds or Morbidity and Mortality Conference|
|Wednesday||Multi-Disciplinary Case Conference led by an intern with small group discussion of differential and workup plans with input from various subspecialists depending on the case|
|Thursday||Protected didactics 1,200-1,600 consisting of board review Q&As, mock codes, journal clubs, and an 18-month lecture series given by sub-specialty faculty based on Nelson’s with a focus on ABP general pediatrics learning objectives.|
|Friday||Morning report, Psychiatry Rounds, QI/Safety Rounds, or the ever popular Infectious Disease Bug Bowl|
- Excellent communication skills
- MD applicants should have scores of 205 or higher on both Step 1 and Step 2 of the USMLE
- DO applicants should have scores of 550 of higher on both COMLEX 1 and 2
- Must pass the CS exam on the first attempt
- Recent clinical experience within the United States
- Applicants must have graduated medical school within the last three years
- All candidates must possess U.S. work authorization or be eligible for J-1 status
Step 2 exam results are encouraged, but not required prior to your interview. Results for Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS exam must be available to be considered for ranking.
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