At MidMichigan Health, our patients are the focus of everything we do. Our Mission is to provide excellent health services to improve the quality of life for people in our communities. Our Vision is to be an integrated health system providing seamless care to each person we serve. We hold these values to be fundamental: Excellence, Integrity, Teamwork and Accountability.
Our campuses are uniquely positioned to provide the community-based experience students need. Headquartered in Midland, Michigan, MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Alma, Alpena, Clare, Gladwin, Midland, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch, as well as urgent care centers, home care, physicians, medical offices and other specialty health services.
Our Commitment to Medical Education
MidMichigan Health’s commitment to medical education links back to 1969 when the Family Medicine Residency Program at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland started, one of the first in the U.S., and has graduated more than 200 family medicine physicians since its inception with approximately 40 percent of them practicing in our communities post-graduation. The Family Medicine Residency program at MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland is a four-year unopposed program affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), approved for training in allopathic medicine.
In addition, in collaboration with MSU College of Human Medicine, MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot opened their doors in 2015 to an unopposed three-year program approved for training in allopathic medicine. The MSU/MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot Family Medicine Residency Program, is focused on rural, community-based hospital and clinical practice.
Midland Regional Campus History
The Midland Regional Campus is one of 7 Clinical Community Campuses for MSU-College of Human Medicine. Our campus opened its doors to its first cohort of students in July 2011, and now recruits 12 third-and fourth-year students each year.
These third-and fourth-year medical students assigned to the Midland Regional Campus spend time at any of our MidMichigan Health Medical Centers, affiliated clinics and private practice offices in Midland, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Harrison, Houghton Lake, Mt. Pleasant, West Branch, as well as other health systems in Saint Ignace, Pigeon, Harbor Beach, Cass City and Sandusky. In addition to the college’s traditional curriculum, our campus offers the LRM certificate program with home sites in Alma, Clare, West Branch and Pigeon.
As of May 2020, a total of 65 medical students have graduated from our program.
MSU-College of Medicine Campus Office
The MSU-College of Human Medicine campus office is located in the Gerstacker Building on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland.
The Gerstacker Building a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building opened in July of 2015, and houses our Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education partners as well as a Simulation Center and technology enabled conference rooms. The building also offers student Study Space, a private Student Lounge and sleep rooms for visiting residents and students.
Why Choose the Midland Regional Campus?
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine was among the first community-based medical schools with a curriculum that emphasized a patient-centered philosophy. Integrating medical students into small communities allows for significant patient contact and provides comprehensive training in clinical settings that most closely parallel the environment in which many physicians practice.
MSU College of Human Medicine students serve required and elective clerkships, under the close supervision of experienced physicians, in four hospitals (Midland, Clare, Gladwin, and Gratiot), and physician practices throughout MidMichigan Health.
Our top-ranked hospitals offer a broad scope of services and large geographic reach provide a unique combination of opportunities:
- Access to the same state-of-the art technology and physician expertise found in other large academic medical centers
- One-on-one access to patients, teaching faculty/residents provides significantly more meaningful and engaging clinical experiences and learning opportunities in an unopposed program
- Opportunities to experience unique challenges and strategies for practicing medicine in a diverse community patient population
- A broad array of educational opportunities for students, residents and physicians
- A successful, financially stable, nationally respected health system, with hospitals that consistently rank among the nation’s leaders in clinical excellence and patient safety
- A long history of successful collaboration between MidMichigan Health and Michigan State University at one of the nation’s first Family Medicine Residency programs
- An outstanding collaborative environment with health care providers, administrators and staff committed to improving the health of residents in the middle of Michigan
Live and learn in the family friendly, affordable communities of the Great Lakes Bay Region. We are within 2 hours of almost every destination in Michigan, except the Upper Peninsula. We have access to beyond at our local MBS International Airport. You will experience excellent quality of life with access to great recreational and cultural amenities.