College of

Dean's Updates

A Message from Dean Marsha D. Rappley, MD

December 2, 2010

Dear College of Human Medicine Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni,

For more than forty years Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine (CHM) has educated physicians in Saginaw and the surrounding communities. We are enormously proud of the faculty, the staff, our current students and our graduates, many of whom are currently providing medical care to people across the state of Michigan.

Because of this strong tradition of superb teaching and support for the Michigan State University medical education programs, we strengthen this commitment to mid Michigan through the College of Human Medicine Midland Regional Campus, which will educate a larger number of students in more locations throughout mid Michigan. This campus, as announced this past summer, will open in summer of 2011. It is based in Midland and serves Midland, Saginaw, Alma, Clare, Gladwin and other communities of the mid Michigan region.  CHM has affiliation agreements with MidMichigan Health (with programs in Midland, Alma, Gladwin and Clare), and currently has agreements with the health systems of Saginaw through Synergy Medical Education Alliance, as well as working relationships with more than 300 physicians of the area.

The College of Human Medicine and its community partners in the region have educated more than 400 physicians in and around Saginaw County  and approximately half of these physicians continue to practice in the state.  Michigan State University takes this opportunity, provided by the current changes in medical education throughout the state of Michigan, to not only affirm but to strengthen our commitment to and investment in the outstanding health care systems and people of mid Michigan. We thank the institutions and the people of mid Michigan for this opportunity and look forward to growing together opportunities for all through better health and education.

Marsha D. Rappley, MD

Dean, MSU College of Human Medicine