The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region is one of seven clinical campuses throughout the state where MSU-CHM students experience their clinical education. The program is located in Marquette, Michigan and is a partnership between Michigan State and Marquette General Health System.
As a community-based medical school, MSU-CHM is uniquely positioned to provide students with comprehensive training in clinical settings that most closely parallel the environment in which many physicians typically practice.
Upon completion of their preclinical year (Blocks I and II) at either the MSU campus in East Lansing or in Grand Rapids, up to 16 Rural Physician Program students head to the Upper Peninsula to experience their clinical education (Blocks III and IV).
In addition to training medical students, the program is also closely affiliated with the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program & Geriatrics Fellowship. The Residency Program is a three-year unopposed program for young physicians pursuing the specialty of family medicine. The program accepts 6 applicants each year. The Geriatric Program is a one-year program launched in 2011. It admits one applicant each year.
The MSU-CHM U.P. Region also supports pre-medical education with shadowing and volunteer opportunities in addition to programs such as the Early Assurance Program, which assures medical school admission and enriched experiences for qualified pre-med students.
The MSU-CHM U.P. Region is led by CEO and Community Assistant Dean Dr. William Short and CHM faculty. MSU-CHM U.P. Region is aligned with area hospitals and outpatient facilities that join Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in creating a rich educational environment for students.