MD Program

The CMU College of Medicine offers a holistic approach to learning, where traditional coursework is enriched by hands-on training through simulation labs, clinical rotations and community-based assignments. 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.

Through the college's collaborations with a network of hospitals, higher-learning institutions, corporations, foundations and communities, students benefit from a well-rounded, hands-on training experience.

A mission that matters

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.

The CMU College of Medicine recruits and admits students from Michigan to care for Michigan - especially those who are committed to pursue a career in primary care for the medically underserved.

Unique curriculum

Going beyond the textbook, the CMU College of Medicine engages students in an active learning process that puts students in simulated and real-life medical environments.

At CMU, students benefit from a holistic approach to learning, where traditional coursework is enriched by hands-on training through opportunities such as:

  • Learning both the art and science of medicine to provide evidence-based, patient-focused care.
  • Gaining invaluable knowledge and real-world skills by training in physicians' offices across Michigan.
  • Taking part in early clinical experiences and in community learning activities.
  • Working in a high-tech environment featuring a state-of-the-art medical simulation center.

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