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College of Human Medicine Community Campuses & Clinical Sites

Medical education and research at the College of Human Medicine's campus spans the state of Michigan. Leading edge technology bridges distance and offers students, faculty, staff and partnering institutions ready access to video, audio and digital communication.

The headquarters for the College of Human Medicine, the Secchia Center, is a $90 million, privately-funded medical education building located in Grand Rapids along the "medical mile." With its opening in 2010, MSU College of Human Medicine achieved its expansion goal of 800 students fall 2013, completing the nation’s largest allopathic medical school expansion.

First and second-year students begin the college’s Shared Discovery Curriculum in either Grand Rapids or at the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, where they apply knowledge of the sciences in their Early and Middle Clinical Experiences in their work in any of more than 90 clinics. Third and fourth-year students in the Late Clinical Experience engage in disciplinary clerkships any of nine primary teaching hospitals and 57 community hospitals throughout Michigan in seven community campuses including FlintGrand RapidsLansingMidland RegionalSoutheast MichiganTraverse City and the Upper Peninsula Region.

In 2014, with the support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the three Flint hospitals, the College of Human Medicine underwent an expansion in Flint and opened a downtown MSU location in the former Flint Journal building. This included increasing the number of medical students to 100 in Flint, centering the College of Human Medicine’s Division of Public Health in downtown Flint, and embarking on a mission to improve the health of the people of Flint by recruiting public health researchers to address Flint’s most pressing public health issues. Having this infrastructure in place proved to be invaluable during the Flint Water Crisis, as MSU had “boots on the ground” for quick interventions to mitigate lead exposure – work that continues to this day.

The college opened the MSU Grand Rapids Research Center fall 2017, a 180,000 square-foot biomedical research facility near the Secchia Center in downtown Grand Rapids. Currently the research center houses approximately 26 principal investigators and their scientific teams and one day will house 44 research teams. It was the first phase of the Grand Rapids Innovation Park.