​​Meredith Ann Goodwin, MD

Medical Disciplines​

Specialty: Family Medicine
University Health Services
Foust Hall, ​Room 238

1280 S. East Campus Drive, CMED 1441
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: 989-774-6580 (Clinic)
              989-774-4382 (Academic office)
Fax: 989-774-1215

Dr. Meredith Goodwin was born in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in Honors Biology, she completed medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. She completed residency training in Family Medicine at UCLA in 1990, then joined Kaiser Permanente as a staff physician for two years.
In the summer of 1992, Geisinger Medical Center lured her away from big city medicine to a rural practice in central Pennsylvania. Here she honed her outpatient and inpatient teaching skills with students, residents and physician assistants. The summer of 1994 brought a not-to-be-missed opportunity to run the inaugural Family Medicine Clerkship at Brown University School of Medicine which also included use of a standardized family, one of the first programs in the country to incorporate this teaching method.
Dr. Goodwin moved to San Francisco in 2000, where after a few months back with Kaiser, she started working full time for a medical software company called Epocrates. During this time she joined the United States Air Force Reserves. In 2006 she found herself lured her back into academics full time at The Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee, Florida, teaching students about how to approach and perform the physical examination. The opportunity to return to her roots and help establish a brand new medical school drew her here to Mount Pleasant, and she joined the faculty at the CMU ​College of Medicine in 2012.

Education & Fellowships:
  • Fellowship
    • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Residency
    • University of California in Los Angeles
      Family Medicine
      Los Angeles, California
  • Doctorate
    • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
      Medical Doctor
      New York, New York
  • Undergraduate
    • University of Michigan
      Bachelor of Science
      Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Basic Life Support, Provider
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
  • Michigan Academy of Family Physicians
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
  • Association of Standardized Patient Educators
Treatment & Services:
Full spectrum Family Medicine at University Health Services, Foust Hall, Central Michigan University

Special interests:
Distance learning using virtual patients

Industry relationships:
Medical Editor, Epocrates

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