The College of Human Medicine (CHM) has community-hospital campuses across Michigan where students serve their Block III (years 3 and 4) medical clerkships. An important component of CHM’s mission is serving the needs of Michigan’s people. By integrating CHM students with the state’s communities, CHM allows for significant, meaningful patient contact that best prepares students by exposing them to real world situations where they can make a difference. Community integration allows CHM students to make the maximum positive impact on the health of Michigan’s population.
CHM has community campuses in Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Midland, Traverse City, and the Upper Peninsula. Each of the clinical campuses is comprised of full-time, part-time, and volunteer faculty in all clinical disciplines, along with an administrative team lead by the community assistant dean in each campus. Each campus connects students to an array of health care resources in the community: hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices and many other health care settings. In this way, CHM exposes all students to clinical settings that are rich with opportunities for learning, hands-on experience, and engaging in actual medical practice.