CMED is an institution that will engage you in an active process of learning in a real-life medical environment. Join us in a medical education process that is focused on you, the medical student, and in transforming the nature of health care in central and northern Michigan. As a medical student you will learn medicine in a high-technology environment including a state-of-the-art simulation center. You will begin your journey working with classmates in small team-based groups, in the classroom, on-line and in physician offices across central and northern Michigan. If you are highly motivated, interested in a groundbreaking experience in a top-quality, high-energy medical school, then CMED is for you.
The curriculum at CMED is an innovative educational program focused on team-based education as well as on serving the needs of the community. Central Michigan University's curriculum emphasizes early clinical experiences and small group learning. The first two years are organized around physiological systems starting with the Foundational Sciences in Medicine. The "Foundations" course provides students with an important baseline of knowledge of variations on normal human health, wellness, and development. The subsequent Organ System block courses will use the Clinical Presentation model to provide instruction in system specific disorders and diseases. The Clinical Presentation model teaches students how to diagnose patients, and is based on the ways in which the patient presents to a physician. The model also enables students to integrate their foundational knowledge and acquire clinical reasoning skills. Three longitudinal courses (The Essentials of Clinical Skills, The Art of Medicine and Society and Community Medicine) are vertically integrated with the Foundational Sciences and Organ Systems block courses.
In addition to clinical work in the community, a state-of-the-art simulation center offers students with an opportunity to practice interviewing, physical examination and diagnostic skills. During the clinical years all students participate in an eight month community-based longitudinal integrated clerkship in addition to the core discipline clerkships, hospital based rotations and electives. An overview of the curriculum schedule is provided below:
Click here to download the CMED course schedule, years one through four.
CMED currently has initiated affiliations with the following hospitals and clinics: Allegiance Health, Alpena Regional Medical Center, Ascension Health - Michigan, Caro Community Hospital, Carson Health Network, Charlevoix Area Hospital, CMU Healthcare, Covenant HealthCare, Harbor Beach Community Hospital, Health Delivery Inc., HealthSource Saginaw Inc., Huron Medical Center, Mackinac Straits Heath System, Marquette General Health System, McLaren - Bay Region, McLaren - Central Michigan, McLaren - Northern Michigan, Mercy Hospital - Cadillac, Mercy Hospital - Grayling, Mercy Hospital - Muskegon, Metro Health, MidMichigan Health, Munson Healthcare, Otsego Memorial Hospital, OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group - Escanaba, Portage Health - Hancock, Sparrow Clinton Hospital, Sparrow Ionia Hospital, St. Mary's of Michigan, War Memorial Hospital - Sault Ste. Marie, and West Branch Regional Medical Center.Student Life
As 2013-14 is an inaugural year, students enrolled in the College of Medicine will have the opportunity to develop organizations and activities to fit their interests, and may also participate in CMU organizations. Central Michigan University provides students with opportunities to become involved in more than 240 student organizations, and graduate students frequently participate. Activities outside the classroom are an integral part of the total development process. A wide range of interests can be pursued through organizations that focus on social issues, student governance, pre-professional development, entertainment, community service, hobbies, club sports or religion. Involvement in student organizations is an excellent way to develop leadership skills. Many academic departments sponsor student organizations and honor societies. For more information, please click on the following link: https://go.cmich.edu/campus_life/Pages/default.aspx