Leading in Academic Medicine for the Great Lakes Bay Region

The CMU College of Medicine educates diverse students and trains culturally-competent physicians to provide comprehensive care and services to underserved populations in Michigan and beyond. Our faculty, staff, and graduates advance health and wellness through exceptional education, innovative research, quality patient care, and strategic collaborations to improve the health and wellbeing of individual communities.

CMU College of Medicine and its clinical health care system, CMU Health, are leading academic medicine in the region in collaboration with our partner teaching hospitals, Covenant HealthCare and Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital.

Nearly 70 renowned CMU faculty physicians and 121 resident physicians provide care for patients from across northern and central Michigan at eight clinical locations – and within our medical education partners’ clinical facilities.

Whether we are educating the next generation of health care professionals, pioneering medical discoveries, or providing high-quality patient care, the College of Medicine plays a vital role in improving health care and the health of our nation.

Together, with our partners, we are transforming health care in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

The Value of Academic Medicine

Medical schools and teaching hospitals play a significant role in improving the nation’s health. Collectively known as academic medicine, these institutions work together to educate and train the next generation of physicians, conduct cutting-edge research that spurs innovation, and care for the sickest and most medically complex patients. Academic medicine also focuses on the future and prepares America to meet its health challenges. Read about how academic health centers save millions of lives, watch a short video that tells the story of academic medicine, and explore an interactive timeline of major medical breakthroughs.