CMU Medical Education Partners (CMU Partners) is part of Central Michigan University College of Medicine. The College of Medicine was established in 2009 to prepare physicians focused on improving access to high-quality health care in Michigan, with an emphasis on rural and medically underserviced regions. 

CMU Partners was developed as a separate corporation by CMU College of Medicine in partnership with Covenant Healthcare and St. Mary’s of Michigan.  CMU Partners manages six residency programs located at Covenant and St. Mary’s and these programs are accredited through the ACGME. They include Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General SurgeryInternal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Podiatric Medicine & Surgery, and Psychiatry.

In addition, CMU also provides an educational experience to residents and students in several areas, including infectious diseaseendocrinologypediatrics and simulation services.

Physicians employed by CMU Partners are University faculty appointed through the CMU College of Medicine.  The faculty works collaboratively and interactively to deliver an innovative curriculum across both campuses. 

CMU Partners has over 40 years of experience delivering medical education to students and residents and provides quality healthcare as the largest multi-specialty practice in the Great Lakes Bay Region. 

The CMU College of Medicine has campuses in Mount Pleasant and Saginaw. The Central Michigan campus is the primary site for education of first- and second-year medical students, for its central administration (this includes general administration, clinical, research and education administration) and for the conduct of its research programs. The Saginaw sites (which includes CMU Partners) are primarily for third- and fourth-year medical students, training of residents in CMU Health clinics and local graduate medical education administration.

CMU College of Medicine's clinical enterprise - programs and sites - are referred to as CMU Health. The College of Medicine educates students through affiliated healthcare entities across mid and northern Michigan.