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Medical Education | Legacy Curriculum

Medical education at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is based on a set of principles defining the essence of our instruction and provide the foundation for our curriculum. Known to our students, faculty and staff as S.C.R.I.P.T., these are service, care of patients, rationality, integration, professionalism and transformation.

The goal of our medical education program is to educate future physicians who will:

  • Serve the health care needs of people in the state of Michigan, including those in rural and inner-city areas
  • Be caring, compassionate, and humane in their care of patients
  • Respect human differences
  • Commit to ethical practices and lifelong learning

Our college footprint spans the state of Michigan. Students begin their medical education on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, or in Grand Rapids, at the college's headquarters, the Secchia Center. In their year of medical school, students branch out to the seven College of Human Medicine campus communities - Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Midland Regional, Southeast Michigan, Traverse City or the Upper Peninsula Region - where they acquire clinical skills through the college's affiliations with local hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers.