For nearly 120 years, Central Michigan University has worked to improve the lives of families and communities throughout Michigan, across the country and around the world. The CMU College of Medicine will focus this positive impact on the Great Lakes region by enhancing the state’s ability to meet the health care needs of its residents.
CMU’s College of Medicine will help address the growing need for physicians nationally and regionally, particularly in small town and rural communities, by preparing students to practice patient-centered health care and focus on the health problems most prevalent in mid- and northern Michigan.
Building upon the university's strong foundation of student-centered teaching and learning, the CMU College of Medicine will partner with hospitals and medical centers around the state to give its students clinical experience. The College also will collaborate with well-established university programs and resources, including The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions, the College of Science and Technology, and the Park Library.
With the inaugural class now anticipated to begin in the summer of 2013, students will be taught the innovative medical curriculum in a $24 million, 60,000-square-foot addition to the Health Professions Building. Housing clinical exam rooms, group study rooms, simulation rooms and anatomy labs, the addition has been designed for silver-level LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
We are excited about the progress being made on this important educational endeavor and the impact it will have into the future, not only for CMU, but also for the communities we serve, locally, regionally and nationally.
Ernie Yoder, M.D., Ph.D., MACP
Founding Dean, CMU College of Medicine