Welcome to Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed). The new medical school is a collaboration involving Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. We are among only a few U.S. medical schools in several decades to be built from the ground up, but we are built on the strengths of extraordinary partners. Western Michigan University ranks among the 50 largest colleges and universities, and among the top 100 national public doctoral universities in the U.S. Our two hospital partners are recognized nationally for innovation and quality, and have provided undergraduate and graduate medical education, including through Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies - now WMed - for more than 40 years.
Kalamazoo has a long and extraordinary legacy of discovery in the life sciences that continues today. The medical school benefits from historic community support and engagement. This remarkable collaboration coupled with our innovative approaches to medical education and passion for achieving excellence position WMed to be not just among the newest medical schools, but among the best medical schools.
Our goal for each of our learners is to realize their individual potential to be great. Our graduates will become great clinicians, great leaders, great educators, great advocates, and great researchers for our patients and our profession.
WMed offers the full continuum of undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education in southwest Michigan. The institution is a private medical school supported by private gifts, clinical revenue, research activity, student tuition, and endowment income.
Follow our progress as we create the future of medical education right here in Kalamazoo.
Hal B. Jenson, MD, MBA
Western Michigan University
Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Learn more about the medical school development from Dean Jenson's presentation at the WMU Haworth College of Business Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Series on February 22, 2013.