The WMed Fund is a convenient one-step way for alumni, donors and friends to make financial contributions to support medical student and medical resident success at WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. The WMed Fund has been designed to allow donors to support the mission of the medical school and the educational needs of medical students and residents.
Your gift to The WMed Fund will help support educational initiatives like the following:
- The General Scholarship Fund
The General Scholarship Fund assists medical students with financial support for tuition that helps reduce loan burden and provides access and opportunity for WMed medical students.
- Online Textbooks
After tuition, one of the greatest needs medical students have are the fees for their online textbooks. These fees typically cost $500 or more per semester.
- Simulated Patient Experiences
Donor support helps to provide the latest in simulated patient treatment training and simulated clinical facilities to ensure WMed students and medical residents are well prepared for their actual clinical work.
- Educational Pipeline Programs
Educational pipeline programs create a pathway to engage students underrepresented in medicine and healthcare at the elementary, middle school, high school, undergraduate and graduate levels to careers in health care and medicine.
- Research and Research Travel Funds
One of the great opportunities medical students and medical residents have at WMed is the opportunity to conduct medical research under the supervision of WMed faculty. WMed Fund donors assists with research project costs and funds to travel to regional and/or national professional association meetings to present their research.
- Student Tutoring Services
The medical education process is one of the most demanding of any academic enterprise. Student tutoring services assist students in achieving success in their coursework.
- Student Wellness Programs
Medical studies and residency programs are highly demanding and have the potential to be stress inducing. The WMed Fund helps cover costs associated with wellness initiatives that assist medical students and residents in maintaining a healthy lifestyle during their medical studies and residency experiences.
- Support for Equipment and Instrumentation
Providing medical students and medical residents with state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation is vital to having them enter the medical field trained on the latest medical advances. Donations help WMed stay current in the purchase of new medical equipment and instrumentation for the education of our students and residents.
- Career Development and Exploration
The WMed Fund assists students with financial support for career development and exploration opportunities during their medical education.
These are just some of the many ways your gift to The WMed Fund helps current medical students and medical residents. Whether you make a gift of $50, $500, or $5,000 you gift to The WMed Fund will help enrich and expand the educational opportunities for medical students and medical residents.
The WMed Fund recognizes donors giving at the following levels:
- The WMed Innovators Society recognizes donation of $500 to $999
- The WMed Advocates Society recognizes donation of $250 to $499
- The WMed Friends Society recognizes donation of $125 to $249
- The WMed Spirt Society recognizes donations of $1 to $124
Ways to Make Your Gift
Gifts to The WMed Fund may be made by any of the following methods:
Please send your gift to: The WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Development Office, 1000 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.
Donor Matching Gifts
WMed gratefully accepts matching gifts for all donations. If you work for a company or an organization with a matching gift program please let us know.
WMed is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.