As of March 11, 2014 we are Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Our first class of medical students will begin their studies this fall in a medical school named for Dr. Homer Stryker, a Kalamazoo orthopaedic surgeon who founded Stryker Corporation and whose name has become an international symbol for medical innovation. This has all been made possible by the extraordinary generosity three years ago of the donors of the $100 million foundational gift to establish the new medical school by Homer Stryker's granddaughter, Ronda E. Stryker, and her husband William D. Johnston. Click here to learn more.