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About Spectrum Health Lakeland

Thank you for your interest in our institution and its ACGME accredited graduate medical education programs. Spectrum Health Lakeland is located in southwest Michigan in Berrien county, and is the primary healthcare system serving patients from five surrounding counties.  Spectrum Health Lakeland is a not-for-profit community health system consisting of two acute care hospitals, one in St. Joseph and one in Niles.  

Nationally recognized for delivering an exceptional patient experience, Spectrum Health Lakeland has received multiple awards in the areas of cardiovascular intervention, pulmonary medicine, clinical outcomes, and patient safety.  Our mission is to provide superior health and medical services to meet patients’ needs in the state and the region.

Our Health System Data

  • Medical Staff:  119 DO, 390 MD
  • ER Visits:  90,000+
  • Births:  1,925+
  • Admissions:  15,877+
  • Surgeries:  13,500+
  • Beds:  339 


Graduate Medical Education

Integral to our mission is providing quality, structured postgraduate residency programs that foster residents’ professional and personal development, assuring high quality patient care, and conducting research in human health and disease. 

A regional campus of Central Michigan University College of Medicine and also a base hospital for Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, our physicians are eager to share their knowledge and skills with residents and students. On-site lectures and educational facilities, including an on-site simulation lab, combine with connectivity to Michigan State University’s vast medical education resources create an excellent clinical learning environment. 

We currently offer residency training positions in the following: 
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine 

Diversity of ideas and experiences is essential to our mission. The Office of Graduate Medical Education is committed to training residents and students from all backgrounds and cultures. In this context, we are mindful of all aspects of human differences such as socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, spiritual practice, geography, disability, age, height, weight, marital status or veteran status.