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Department of Medicine

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The Department of Medicine is a statewide community of over 850 faculty (MSU-employed and Clinical Adjunct non-prefix and prefix faculty) and academic and support staff who provide a world-class education to over 900 remarkable learners (>845 medical students and 61 residents and fellows in our sponsored and affiliated programs) on seven community campuses.

Our mission is to improve the health of individuals, their families, and the community. To do this we educate, train and inspire learners, provide high value patient centered care, and conduct research dedicated to improving health. In East Lansing, we provide key service lines in Primary Care, Infectious Diseases, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Hematology-Oncology, and tissue typing laboratory services.

Being employed at MSU you will enjoy:

  • competitive benefits
  • reduced tuition fee for MSU students
  • housing & hotel discounts
  • food & dining discounts
  • health, fitness & wellness discounts
  • auto & pet insurance discounts
  • and more


Founded in 1964, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is nationally recognized as one of the nation's pioneers of community-based medical education.

Among the 141 medical schools in the country, MSU College of Human Medicine ranks sixth when it comes to “social mission” for producing doctors who are minorities, practice primary care and work in underserved areas, according to a 2010 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

The college's footprint spans the state of Michigan. Clinical practice, research and undergraduate and graduate medical education takes place across seven campuses through affiliations with local hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers. These community campuses are located in Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Midland Regional, Southeast Michigan, Traverse City and the Upper Peninsula Region.

Lansing is the central location for clinical services through the university's health team.

Beginning in 2007, the college underwent one of the largest MD medical school expansions in the nation and doubled the size of its enrollment by fall 2013, educating approximately 800 future physicians.  The alumni population for MSU College of Human Medicine is nearly 4,800 Spartan MDs.


Michigan State University is the nation's pioneer land-grant university, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders. Michigan State University is a beautiful campus park with nearly 5200 acres of contiguous property, from farms to gardens to green resting places, providing a living laboratory where plants and people grow together.  Located in the heart of Michigan in the thriving city of East Lansing.  East Lansing is a family oriented community with an excellent school system.

Michigan State University offers a connection to the wide range of arts, sports, recreation, and places of interest on the MSU campus including:

  •      MSU Athletics
  •      Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  •      Breslin Student Events Center
  •      Dairy Store
  •      Forest Acres Golf Course
  •      Intramural Sports at MSU
  •      Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
  •      MSU Museum

In addition:

  • Campus events happening daily
  • Local festivals, art galleries, performances, parks, cinemas, golf courses, dining, sports, theaters, and more
  • Serving one of the top research universities in the world

Home of the MSU Spartans.  Go Green! Go White!

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MSU College of Human Medicine Mission Statement