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About CMED


dochands.jpgThe Central Michigan University College of Medicine (CMED) was founded for the purpose of producing high-quality physicians for underserved rural and urban communities in the U.S. Midwest region, particularly in central and northern Michigan.

Students admitted into the medical school will learn from a curriculum designed to prepare them to practice in these areas when they complete their residency training. This curriculum will utilize advanced technology, including state-of-the-art simulation and clinical skills labs.

In addition to learning about the health needs of Michigan residents through the curriculum, students will gain first-hand experience by working with physicians and hospitals throughout the region.

A view of the health of communities will also stimulate health-related research on diseases that specifically impact these geographic areas such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and cancer.

CMED provides training for sought-after primary care physicians in the following areas:


  • ​​Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Psychiatry


"We are a big school but we act and feel like a small one.  Students get a lot of personal attention.  It is truly one of our great features.  The strength of CMU lies in our caring faculty and staff." Chris Brown, CMED Adm​issions, Financial Aid.