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Medical Schools in Michigan with Degree Program Options

Research medical degree programs in Michigan, which currently has four universities offering programs and two that will have programs soon. Read an overview of degree programs, tuition info and program options for these schools and decide which program is right for you.

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Medical Schools in Michigan

To practice medicine in the United States, one must get a medical license. Individuals must complete a medical degree program from an accredited medical school to meet the licensing education requirements. The Board of Medicine in Michigan also requires potential licensees to pass a national examination and have two years of approved postgraduate medical training. Of the following six schools, Central Michigan University and Western Michigan University do not currently have programs available but will have programs starting relatively soon.

Central Michigan University

With its first class entering in the summer of 2013, Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant has preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The Doctor of Medicine program curriculum will focus on preparing students to meet the unique health care needs of Michigan residents. During the first two years of study, students take courses at the Mount Pleasant campus. The final two years of clinical training are completed at facilities in Saginaw.

Michigan State University

With a main campus in East Lansing, Michigan State University has six affiliated campuses in Flint, Traverse City, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Midland Regional and the Upper Peninsula Region of the state. Students can pursue a Doctor of Medicine (MD) as well as MD/PhD and MD/MPH dual degree programs. Additional dual program options may be available upon approval of the school.

While the structure of the program is similar to that of other medical programs, the curriculum is based around principles that include service, patient care, professionalism and change. The curriculum also includes the simulated patient program, where volunteers enact patient experiences to help students apply clinical skills. The school is home to a Center for Excellence in Women's Reproductive Health Research as well as the Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease. Students can participate in the Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved program or the Rural Physician Program, depending on their interests.

Oakland University

With a main campus in Rochester Hills, Oakland University is affiliated with Beaumont Health System, which consists of the Royal Oak, Grosse Pointe and Troy campuses. Beaumont Health System has over 900 active research studies, providing students with summer internship and externship research opportunities as well as extended research programs. Students may have access to a variety of facilities, such as the Ernst Cardiovascular Center, Beaumont Heart Center and Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Center. Welcoming its first class in August of 2011, Oakland University utilizes a mentoring program where medical students are placed into teams of 10 to 12 people and assigned a faculty member.

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Located in Ann Arbor, this university offers a medical degree as well as several joint degrees, including an MD/PhD, MD/Master of Business Administration and MD/Master of Public Health. According to U.S. News and World Report in 2013, this school was ranked at number eight in the research, primary care and family medicine categories. As part of the program, first- and second-year students participate in the Family Centered Experience by working with patients who have chronic illnesses. Students interested in serving international populations may participate in the university's Global Reach Program that provides clinical opportunities abroad.

Wayne State University

Wayne State University's School of Medicine is located in Detroit. Medical students can apply the clinical techniques learned in the classroom at the Kado Clinical Skills Center. The center simulates patient-doctor interaction using mannequins, technical equipment and volunteers. Students are assigned to large and small mentor groups during their first year, where they can take advantage of the knowledge and experience of the faculty. Joining an organization may also help some students build camaraderie with their peers; options may include the American Medical Student Association, the American Medical Women's Association and Amigo Medicos.

Western Michigan University

Based in Kalamazoo, Western Michigan University is now accepting applications for its inaugural class beginning in the summer of 2014. Students will be able to choose from MD or MD/MBA programs. The school already has nine residency and fellowship programs. Students will receive their clinical instruction at Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare.

School Comparison Table

School Name School Type & Setting Medical Degrees Offered Tuition and Fees
Central Michigan University 4-year; public; remote town Doctor of Medicine $34,536 in-state; $67,072 out-of-state (2013-2014)*
Michigan State University 4-year; public; fringe rural Doctor of Medicine,
Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy,
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health
$25,756 in-state; $53,684 out-of-state (does not include summer semesters; 2012-2013)*
Oakland University 4-year; public; large suburb Doctor of Medicine $46,249 (2013-2014)*
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 4-year; public; midsize city Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health,
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Business Administration,
Doctor of Medicine,
Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy,
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Science in Information,
Doctor of Medicine/Master in Public Policy,
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Arts in Education,
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Science in Clinical Research,
Doctor of Medicine/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Between $29,832 and $30,118 in-state; between $47,600 and $48,062 out-of-state (2013-2014)*
Wayne State University 4-year; public; large city Doctor of Medicine,
Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy,
$31,795 in-state; $64,095 out-of-state (2012-2013)*
Western Michigan University 4-year; public; city Doctor of Medicine,
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Business Administration
$50,000 (2014-2015)*

Source: *Schools' websites.

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