About the College of Medicine

The Central Michigan University College of Medicine educates diverse students and trains culturally competent physicians to provide comprehensive health care and services to underserved populations in Michigan and beyond. Our faculty, staff and graduates advance health and wellness through exceptional education, innovative research, quality patient care and strategic collaborations to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

M.D. program

CMU College of Medicine focuses on recruiting students from Michigan who want to become doctors for Michigan. We provide medical education on two campuses located in Mount Pleasant and Saginaw, Michigan, and at other affiliate and regional campus locations. The College offers a comprehensive approach to learning, where traditional coursework is enriched by hands-on training through medical simulation, clinical rotations and community-based clerkships. This active teaching environment provides a real-world setting for expanding knowledge, honing patient care techniques and emphasizing the critical skill of medical decision-making. The College is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education . Our medical simulation centers are accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The College is accredited with commendation as a provider of continuing medical education by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.


Residency programs

CMU’s residency programs and fellowships, led by CMU Medical Education Partners – which is a consortium that includes Covenant HealthCare and Ascension St. Mary's Hospital – builds upon the excellence of a 50-year legacy with highly respected program directors, faculty and staff supported by two area teaching hospitals and Great Lakes Bay Region clinical affiliates. We offer residencies in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and Psychiatry. We currently offer fellowships in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The College’s residency programs are accredited by the  Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the  Council on Podiatric Medical Education.

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CMU College of Medicine research efforts encompass basic, translational, clinical and public health areas of research. This work fuels progress to advance science and improve individual and community health outcomes. Our faculty conducts research with the potential to contribute to new discoveries in medicine, while training medical students and resident physicians in proper research methodology. This includes understanding and finding better treatments for a variety of common chronic illnesses that affect many people across Michigan.

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Patient care

CMU Health faculty and resident physicians provide care for patients from northern and central Michigan. With eight locations spanning the Great Lakes Bay Region, CMU Health is improving access to quality health care in Michigan with an emphasis on serving medically underserved populations. CMU doctors also provide care at 13 other clinical affiliate locations in the region and health care on campus for CMU students, faculty and staff. Our physicians and faculty also lead community health initiatives, address critical health care issues and advance research. CMU Health patients rely on our experienced providers for evidence-based, patient-centered primary and specialty care.

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