Our foundational dedication to medical education has grown with us. ECS is proud to prioritize academics and continued development for our community. Through physician fellowships and an Advanced Practice Provider training program, we offer specialized training opportunities to create experts in varying medical specialties. To increase educational support to the regions we serve, ECS has become an integral part to many medical programs at academic institutions including Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University and Western Michigan University.
Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Emergency Care Specialists, PC sponsors a one-year emergency ultrasound fellowship. Learn More
Observation Medicine Fellowship Emergency Care Specialists, PC sponsors a one-year observation medicine fellowship. Learn More
Spectrum Health/MSU Emergency Medicine Residency The Spectrum Health/Michigan State University Emergency Medicine Residency was established in 1977 and is one of the oldest emergency residency programs in the United States. We follow a PGY one to three format, accepting ten residents annually. Our residents train at two primary locations, Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Learn More
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship The Spectrum Health/Michigan State University Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship is a three year program for pediatrics-trained residents, and a two year program for emergency medicine-trained residents. We accept one fellow annually. Fellows train at the state of the art pediatric emergency department inside Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Learn More
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Medical students of all levels and interests are exposed to patient care in the Spectrum Health Emergency Departments staffed by ECS physicians. The innovative CHM curriculum allows first and second year medical students to have early experiences in the ED, one of the most highly rated rotations by students. Fourth year clinical electives give advanced students opportunities to receive in- depth education about patients with acute, unscheduled care needs. ECS physicians participate in medical student procedure labs, EM interest group meetings, didactic lectures, and a variety of other clinical experiences. ECS also supports dedicated clinical teaching shifts for CHM students, allowing them hands- on learning with experienced Emergency Physicians in a small group setting.
Central Michigan University CMU Physician Assistant students rotate through our departments and receive education from our Advanced Practice Providers. Learn More
Western Michigan University WMU Physician Assistant students rotate through our departments and receive education from our Advanced Practice Providers. Learn More
Grand Valley State University Physician Assistant Program The close relationship between Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and ECS helps train future healthcare providers for work within the Spectrum Health System and surrounding communities. Medical Direction for the GVSU Physician Assistant Studies program has been provided by an ECS physician for the past five years. This role assists in curriculum development, clinical experiences, and student mentoring.
Grand Valley State University Scribe Academy Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Undergraduate students interested in graduate medical education as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and other health-related careers often have their first exposure to clinical medicine through the GVSU Scribe Academy. GVSU’s Scribe Academy is the training center for ECS’s wholly-owned Helix Scribe Solutions subsidiary, and provides best-in-class education for future scribes. Last year’s departing class of Helix Scribes included six scribes going to Medical School and two to Physician Assistant programs. ECS has recently hired the first Physician Assistant who started their medical career as a Helix Scribe. Helix Scribe Solutions