Community Campuses & Clinical Sites
Early and Middle Clinical Experiences (Years 1 and 2)
As a community-based medical school, the College of Human Medicine is uniquely positioned to provide students with comprehensive training in clinical settings that most closely parallel the environment in which many physicians typically practice. The college differs from many medical schools in that there are two locations for preclinical education and educational programs in more than 50 affiliated hospitals and facilities instead of one university hospital.
Students spend their early and middle clinical experiences (years one and two) at the MSU Big Ten campus in East Lansing, or the Secchia Center in the rapidly expanding health sciences corridor in downtown Grand Rapids. The first- and second-year curriculums, calendar, and examinations are the same at both preclinical campuses.
Late Clinical Experience (Years 3 and 4)
Students experience their clinical education (years three and four) at one of seven clinical campuses located throughout the state:
Led by a Community Assistant Dean and college faculty, each clinical campus is aligned with area hospitals and outpatient facilities that join Michigan State University in creating a rich educational environment for students. The curriculum and evaluation is the same at all campuses. All clinical programs offer electives in both specialty and subspecialty areas. Research opportunities are also available.
*All students selected for the Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved (LMU) program complete their Late Clinical Experience at the Flint Campus. Applicants seeking acceptance to the LMU program must submit two additional essays and discuss their proficiency in Spanish at the time they submit their Secondary Application.
**All students selected for the Leadership in Rural Medicine (RPP and R-CHP) complete their Late Clinical Experience at the Upper Peninsula Regional, Midland Regional, or Traverse City Campuses. Applicants seeking acceptance into the RPP or R-CHP must submit two program-specific essays with their Secondary Application, in which they discuss their interest in rural medicine and highlight their personal characteristics and experiences that are consistent with becoming an excellent rural physician.