As the nation's pioneer community-based medical school, our MD program emphasizes patient-centered care. Medical education at the 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 College of Human Medicine offers several special programs, including a clinical program with an international component for those wishing to serve medically underserved and vulnerable populations, and a clinical program for those who wish to practice medicine in a rural area. The College of Human Medicine Special Programs are as follows:
Early Assurance at the College of Human Medicine
The College of Human Medicine has two special programs for early admission to the College; one for students at Michigan State University and one for students at our partner universities.
Application procedures for MSU students differ from the procedure followed by students attending one of our partner colleges/universities.
MSU Students Only: The Early Assurance Opportunity (EAO)
The College of Human Medicine is working with MSU undergraduate students to provide early assurance of medical school admission for students interested in becoming MD physicians in an underserved region or with an underserved population.
For more information, please visit the Early Assurance Opportunity (EAO) page.
Students at Partner Universities: The Early Assurance Program (EAP)
The College of Human Medicine has partnered with colleges and universities throughout Michigan to provide early assurance of medical school admission and enriched experiences for undergraduate students interested in becoming physicians in an underserved region or with an underserved population through the Early Assurance Program.
For more information and a list of partner universities, please visit the Early Assurance Program (EAP) page.
Advanced Baccalaureate Learning Experience (ABLE)
The Advanced Baccalaureate Learning Experience (ABLE) is a year-long enriched academic experience offered each application cycle to an invited group of disadvantaged students who have applied for admission to the College of Human Medicine.
Students who successfully complete the minimum requirements of the ABLE Program are offered regular admission to the entering College of Human Medicine class the following year (i.e., those who begin the ABLE program in the current cycle will matriculate to the college in next fall if they successfully complete the ABLE program).
Please find more information on the Advanced Baccalaureate Learning Experience page.
For information about other postbaccalaureate programs, visit the AMCAS Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs page.
Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved (LMU)
Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved (LMU)
Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved (LMU) is a clinical option for students whose goals include serving medically underserved and vulnerable populations in urban, rural, and international settings. Based at the Flint Community Campus, the LMU certificate program has a dedicated focus on the clinical and leadership skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to serve medically underserved and vulnerable populations in urban and international settings.
Students have the opportunity to apply to the LMU program while applying to the College of Human Medicine.
For more information, please visit the Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved (LMU) page.
Leadership in Rural Medicine (LRM)
Leadership in Rural Medicine (LRM) is CHM's rural education program, designed to educate students to become exemplary physicians with the clinical skills needed to meet the needs of rural Michigan. Preference for this program is given, though not limited, to applicants who have had significant experiences in rural Michigan or are considering eventually practicing in a small-town setting.
Students have the opportunity to apply to LRM while applying to the College of Human Medicine. Students applying for the LRM certificate program will choose between either the Rural Physician Program (RPP) or the Rural Community Health Program (R-CHP).
For more information, please visit the Leadership in Rural Medicine (LRM) page.
Medical Partners in Public Health (MD-PH) Certificate
The Medical Partners in Public Health Certificate (MD-PH) is an option for College of Human Medicine students to gain clinical training in underserved community settings, with an emphasis on clinically relevant population level prevention and wellness.
Students have the opportunity to apply to the MD-PH program while applying to the College of Human Medicine.
Please visit the Medical Partners in Public Health (MD-PH) page.
The MD/PhD program combines medical (MD) and graduate (PhD) training with the goal of educating and training the next generation of leaders in biomedical research and academic medicine. Our MD/PhD program has two options.
The Program in Public Health (PPH) and the College of Human Medicine (CHM) at Michigan State University are proud to partner and offer students a dual MD/MPH degree. The applicant is evaluated independently by both the CHM and PPH Admissions Committees. If accepted into both programs, the student has two options for earning their dual degree.
For more information, please visit the MD/MPH page.
Training toward the combined MD and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degrees can complement and enhance each other while providing health care professionals a greater understanding of the business of health care. The MD/MBA program is designed to engage interests in integrating the study of medicine with training in managerial, financial, and technical expertise in health care.
For more information, please visit the MD/MBA page.