The Spectrum Health Medical Group Neurosurgery Division currently has 12 faculty, including two orthopedic spine surgeons, distributed in the three Grand Rapids hospitals. Provision of a mature group of 15 PAs will provide for greater patient exposure in both the clinic and operating theatres.
The educational environment at Spectrum provides sufficient exposure in all ACGME-required neurosurgery domains, including pediatrics. The program will provide for a means by which high caliber graduates may be recruited within the Department to perpetuate a strong academic standard and clinical performance.
Research opportunities exist within the System and through collaborations established with Michigan State University (Department of Translational Science and Molecular Medicine), the Van Andel Research Institute and Grand Valley State University (Departments of Engineering and Mathematics).