The College of Medicine has a bold vision and focused dedication to make a difference for Michigan's health. Your support will make a positive impact, long into the future.

College of Medicine Endowment

College of Medicine Main Building

Unlike many medical schools nationwide, CMU’s College of Medicine was founded and funded by the University alone.

We have a unique opportunity for a passionate individual or visionary corporation to start an everlasting endowment of significance that will forever change the course of our shared future.

Medical Student Scholarships

Medical student debt is a significant challenge. CMU medical student debt is among the highest as compared to other Michigan medical schools. Scholarships directly fund student education and ease their financial burdens into their practice years. Students with a lower debt load are more likely to choose primary care specialties, a treatment area of significant need for the state.

The College offers opportunities for partners to support through endowed scholarships, annual scholarships and naming opportunities.

Capital for Growth & Expansion

Saginaw Education Building

The College of Medicine is poised for growth and currently plans to increase student program capacity by more than 18 percent to accept approximately 125 learners annually by 2021. The College also plans to grow Residency Program capacity by more than 25 percent in the same timeframe. Additionally, we are increasing our capacity for interdisciplinary health-related education and training across the University, working with external partners across the Great Lakes Bay Region. The importance of having state-of-the-art facilities for this effort is crucial.

The capital raised through this effort will expand our ability to instruct our students, train residents, and better connect health care education across the region to build on the pool of Michigan doctors, expand access to care and grow our economy.

The College of Medicine has a number of opportunities for directed support with naming opportunities for facilities in Mount Pleasant and Saginaw including:

  • The College of Medicine
  • Unnamed existing buildings
  • Conference rooms, lecture halls and portions of buildings
  • Planned additions and renovations

Faculty & Research Support


Endowed Chairs and Named Professorships

Consider providing annual support for outstanding faculty or visiting faculty members to support basic science, public health and clinical research.

  • Endowed dean positions
  • Endowed named chairs
  • Named professorships
  • Named visiting professorships
  • Named faculty awards

Medical Research Support

Research is an area of constant development and an important part of the education process for CMU medical students. Consider providing annual support for outstanding faculty or visiting faculty members for basic, translational, clinical and public health research at CMU. Contributions may be directed towards certain area of research, such as cancer care, cardiovascular care, diabetes research, opioid abuse, or another area of specific study.