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Dean's Update 2018

Regarding the college name change

Many of you have heard of the proposed name change for the college. In reflecting on how best to reach out with appropriate urgency and clarity, I concluded that a video message would be best. 

New health structure

As a physician whose core value is caring, I feel it’s my obligation to the courageous survivors to draw upon my experience in university clinical practice management to ensure safe quality care for every patient and every student, every time.

To that end, I have accepted a new responsibility in addition to my dean role for the college, as associate provost and assistant vice president for health affairs for Michigan State University.

I am committed to work tirelessly to increase the safety and quality practices of all health care across MSU’s health care services, including student health clinics, physical therapy and trainers for student-athletes, and all clinical activities for the Colleges of Human Medicine, Nursing and Osteopathic Medicine, and the MSU HealthTeam.

This effort will allow MSU to be the model for an accountable health culture and I am excited to help lead this transformation, elevating safety and accountability that is worthy of the trust and confidence of our students and patients at MSU and beyond.

Norman J. Beauchamp Jr.
Dean, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Culture of Safety

It is difficult to find words adequate to capture how saddened I am by the tragic events that occurred at our university. The survivor impact stories, so courageously shared, are beyond devastating. Horrific acts occurred to individuals who came to Michigan State University. They were vulnerable and in search of healing. We failed them.

We are disheartened. Ours is a profession defined by accountability and responsibility. Our core value is caring. Our students come to us knowing that they will graduate as physicians uniquely prepared to protect the dignity of those they serve and to heal those in greatest need. As individuals, we begin and end each day inspired to lessen the struggles of those in need.

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