Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine students, faculty and staff are breaking new ground in educating and training physicians to care for underserved populations of Michigan and beyond. Students are challenged to learn the science of medicine while putting the patient first. It starts with our holistic admissions process and our unique, integrated curriculum encourages our students to consider the whole patient in the setting of their communities. Early exposure to service learning and clinical experiences help prepare them for a comprehensive, longitudinal community experience starting their third year.
Our faculty, both in foundation science and clinical disciplines have developed a team based approach to the curriculum and co-direct courses. They also provide opportunities for students to participate in bench, translational, and health services research.
CMU’s College of Medicine clinical partners provide outstanding educational experiences and top notch health care to rural and underserved communities – those same communities are where 80% of our students call home. Michigan is not immune to the challenge of physician recruitment and retention and CMU’s College of Medicine will do what we can to prepare and retain physicians focused on reducing health disparities and improving access to high quality health care in the state.
George Kikano, M.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs, Central Michigan University
Dean, Central Michigan University College of Medicine