CMU Medical Education Partners (CMU Partners) is 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 underserved regions. The college received preliminary accreditation through the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in 2012, and the first class started August 2013.|
Located at 1000 Houghton Ave., in Saginaw, Michigan, CMU Partners provides administrative offices for all the teaching programs. We record more than 40,000 patient visits annually and maintain a medical library that acts as the health sciences library for the region.
CMU Partners was developed as a separate corporation by CMU College of Medicine in partnership with Covenant Healthcare and St. Mary's of Michigan hospitals. CMU Partners manages six residencies and one fellowship program located at Covenant and St. Mary's, accredited through the
In addition, CMU Partners also provides educational experience to residents and students in several areas including: Pediatrics,
Simulation and Rheumatology Services.
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 primarily are for third- and fourth-year medical students, training of residents in CMU clinics and local graduate medical education administration.
In 2013, construction started on a 46,000-square foot CMU College of Medicine educational building on the campus of Covenant Healthcare. The project is expected to be complete by May 2015. The facility will house a state-of-the-art simulation center and four advanced technology classrooms. Residency programs will use the classrooms, labs, training spaces and library.
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.