On December 2, 2010, the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees approved the establishment of a formal relationship with
Synergy Medical Education Alliance,
Covenant HealthCare and
St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw, Michigan, through its College of Medicine.
Under the terms of the agreement, CMU will join in the Synergy
Medical Education Alliance partnership and the organization will be
renamed CMU Medical Education Partners effective Jan. 1, 2011.
To finalize the relationship, the boards of Covenant HealthCare, St.
Mary’s of Michigan, Synergy Medical Education Alliance and Central
Michigan University must approve the relationship agreement. It is
anticipated that the required board approvals will be secured by
The board also approved the formation of a new 501(c)(3) Michigan
nonprofit corporation to serve as the University’s participant in
clinical practice entities and medical education relationships.
CMU College of Medicine students will be involved in longitudinal
clerkships throughout their four years, gaining hands-on experience and
providing care for patients at hospitals and medical centers across the