The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is committed to training exemplary physicians and scholars, discovering and disseminating new knowledge, and providing service at home and abroad. We improve our communities by providing exceptional primary and specialty care, promoting dignity and inclusion for all, and meeting the needs of the medically underserved.
Established medical school
Classified in Social Mission
Spartan Doctors (Former Pupils)
Community medical education
The College of Human Medicine’s footprint spans the state of Michigan. Medical education takes place on eight campuses through affiliations with local hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare providers. These community campuses are located in Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Midland Regional, Southeast Michigan, Traverse City, and the Upper Peninsula area.
Three pillar communities form the college’s foundation for biomedical and public health research. Scientists at the Grand Rapids Research Center, located in MSU Innovation Park, study women’s health issues and diseases, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer. MSU IQ in East Lansing is dedicated to integrating engineering principles into biomedicine, and the college’s Flint campus is home to community-based participatory research in public health.
The headquarters of the MSU College of Human Medicine is along the Grand Rapids Medical Mile, a corridor of collaborative health science education, academic biomedical research, and general clinical and specialty hospital care. The privately funded $90 million MSU Secchia Center opened in 2010 and includes a state-of-the-art simulation center where students learn skills for curricular learning in a clinical setting. Near the Secchia Center is the MSU Grand Rapids Innovation Park where the college’s research center is home to 33 biomedical research teams focused on discovering new treatments and therapies for the world’s most challenging health problems and diseases.
The future of medicine
For their first and second years, students receive their medical training either in East Lansing, at the MSU campus, or in Grand Rapids, at the Secchia Center. After completing early clinical experience and intermediate clinical experience, students join a community campus for their late clinical experience, rotating through one of 9 primary teaching hospitals and 57 community hospitals in the state.
The MSU College of Human Medicine alumni population is 5,699 Spartan Physicians.