CMU Medical Education Partners (CMU Partners) is a part of Central Michigan University College of Medicine (CMED). 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. The college received preliminary accreditation through the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in 2012, and welcomed its first class of medical students in August 2013.
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 five residency programs located at Covenant and St. Mary's and these programs are accredited through the ACGME. They include:
In addition, CMU Partners provides educational experience to residents and students in several other areas including: International Health, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Simulation, and Rheumatology Services.
The CMU College of Medicine refers to its Saginaw location as its East campus and its Mt. Pleasant location as its West campus. The West 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 East campus is the primary site for education of third- and fourth-year medical students, training of residents in CMU 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.
CMU Partners has more than 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.
Located at 1000 Houghton Ave., in Saginaw, Michigan, CMU Partners provides administrative offices for the teaching programs. Combined with Generations Family Care (a division of CMU Health), CMU Partners provide more than 40,000 patients visits annually and a medical library that acts as the health sciences library for the region.