In summer 2011, Midland will be home to one of the five campuses of the College of Human Medicine from Michigan State University with medical students completing their third and fourth years in the community. Additionally, Saginaw has longstanding residency programs which include Family Practice, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Emergency Medicine. Midland County developed one of the first family practice residencies in the country and continues to sponsor a strong Family Practice Residency Program.
Central Michigan University is in the process of establishing its College of Medicine to help fill regional and state needs for primary care physicians and medical education opportunities. The first class of students will be enrolled in the summer of 2013, and will prepare primary care physicians to serve the needs of communities in mid- and northern Michigan. The Central Michigan University College of Medicine will also be dedicated to stimulating health systems research and health-related research on diseases that are prevalent the Midwest region, such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer.
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