The Upper Peninsula Campus was established in 1974 as the pioneer of the Rural Physician Program. Now, nearly 50 years later, the UP campus is one of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s seven clinical campuses throughout the state. Medical students in our program complete their last two years of medical training in Marquette and rural locations across the UP. 

Affiliated with UP Health System – Marquette, a regional referral center and the primary clinical training site, our students have the benefit of learning in a brand new state-of-the-art facility. Students also have learning opportunities at other teaching sites across the Upper Peninsula.

The City of Marquette is the largest city in the Upper Peninsula, located on the south shores of Lake Superior in central UP. The outdoor recreational opportunities are vast with easy access to an abundance of trails, beaches, parks, walking paths, bogs, rugged rock outcroppings, waterfalls and endless natural beauty. Also, many community events occur throughout the year including festivals, theatre productions, concerts, lectures, workshops and more. 

In addition to training medical students, the program is also closely affiliated with the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program. The residents assist and instruct our students, providing resources and serving as mentors. The residency program is a three-year unopposed program for young physicians pursuing the specialty of family medicine.

The MSU College of Human Medicine UP Education Corporation 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. Our clinical experience liaison facilitates all learners who enter the hospital, collaborative with UPHS-Marquette, making our office the hub of medical education.

Leadership for the UP Campus comes from Dr. Stuart Johnson, Community Assistant Dean,  CEO, and Designated Institutional Official at UP Health System – Marquette, Susan Tincknell, Director of Student Programs for the UP Clinical Campus, and the College of Human Medicine faculty who work together to create a rich educational environment for our students.


For more information, call 906.449.3820.