This web page contains a summary of consumer information that is published annually in accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Each topic listed includes a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained. This information is available at all times on this web page. If you need assistance obtaining this information in printed copy, contact the Office of Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.337.6111.
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General Information about WMed
WMed is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Contact the HLC at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 or 800.621.7740. WMed has been granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Contact the LCME at email@example.com. WMed also has certification with the Department of Education to participate in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 programs. Information about institutional and program accreditation is posted on the web at med.wmich.edu/accreditation. To review copies of documents regarding entities that accredit, license, or approve the institution and its programs, contact the Office of the Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.337.4509.
- Academic Programs
- Code of Professional Conduct
All students, faculty, residents, fellows, and staff are required to abide by the Code of Professional Conduct, which outlines professional standards and behaviors that are aligned with the values of the institution. The Code is on the web at med.wmich.edu/policies-manuals-statements. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of the Dean at email@example.com or 269.337.4504.
- Consortium Agreements
Students enrolled in the MS Degree in Medical Engineering program may transfer up to 12 credits from Western Michigan University (WMU). When taking courses at WMU (host school) that are approved by WMed for transfer to WMed (home school), students are dual-enrolled at both institutions, and pay tuition and other account charges to, and receive financial aid (if eligible), from WMed, the home school. Students receiving financial aid complete a Consortium Agreement that is signed by representatives of the host and home school. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.337.4584.
- Contact Information for Enrolled Students
The Office of Student Affairs staff located on the 2nd floor of the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus building at 300 Portage Street Kalamazoo, MI provide information to enrolled students. Information is also available on the student portal at portal.med.wmich.edu/students (login required). Contact the Office of Student Affairs at email@example.com or 269.337.6111.
- Contact Information for Prospective Students
The Office of Admissions staff located on the 2nd floor of the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus building at 300 Portage Street Kalamazoo, MI provide information to prospective students. General information about admissions is on the web at med.wmich.edu/education or from the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.337.6100.
- Copyright Infringement
Information about copyright and scholarly content is on the web at med.wmich.edu/copyright-scholarly-content. This includes the institutional policy, Publishing Copyright-Protected and Scholarly Content, available at med.wmich.edu/policies-manuals-statements. Violation of copyright, such as unauthorized use and distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the student to civil and criminal liabilities including actual or “statutory” damages, court costs, attorneys’ fees, imprisonment, and fines. For details see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Violation of copyright is a violation of the Code of Professional Conduct that is subject to discipline, up to and including dismissal from the institution. More information about legal alternatives for downloading or otherwise acquiring copyrighted material is at libguides.med.wmich.edu/scholarshipwriting. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Medical Library at email@example.com or 269.337.6119.
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
WMed complies fully with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, a federal law designed to protect the privacy of students' education records, and applies these rights and protections to all enrolled students and formerly enrolled students for as long as the institution retains their education records, as stated on the web at med.wmich.edu/registrar. Students are notified of their FERPA rights at least annually through notice of the Medical Student and Graduate Student Policy Manuals that are on the web at med.wmich.edu/policies-manuals-statements. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.337.6112.
- Instructional Facilities and Laboratories
WMed’s educational facility is located on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus. Information about the instructional spaces and laboratories that relate to the academic programs is on the web at med.wmich.edu/campus-safety-info. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of the Dean at email@example.com or 269.337.4504.
As stated in the Medical Student and Graduate Student Policy Manuals on the web at med.wmich.edu/policies-manuals-statements, WMed is committed to providing clear and accurate information so that it does not misrepresent the nature of its educational programs, financial charges, and the employability of its graduates. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of the Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.337.4503.
- Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure Requirements
Institutions are required to provide general disclosures for educational programs, regardless of modality, that prepare students for professional licensure. The required information relates to whether or not the educational program meets the requirements for professional licensure in all 50 states. Where applicable, an institution must also indicate when such a determination cannot be made.
Professional licensure and certification requirements may vary state to state. This information is also subject to change. Students should contact the appropriate licensing agency for his or her home state to obtain the most up to date information.
Additionally, most state licensing boards require that U.S. medical schools granting the MD degree be accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) as a condition of licensure of the school’s graduates. U.S. medical schools also must have LCME accreditation to ensure that their students can take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Graduates of LCME-accredited schools are eligible for residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
The MD Program at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is accredited by the LCME and thereby does meet the academic requirements for licensure in all 50 states.
For further information please visit: https://lcme.org.
- Refund Policies
The institution has student tuition refund policies that stipulate the amount of tuition that is refunded to a student who officially withdraws from a program. The policies are in the Financial Aid Policy Manual on the web at med.wmich.edu/policies-manuals-statements. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of Financial Aid at email@example.com or 269.337.4584.
- Return of Title IV Aid
Students who receive federal financial aid, and who do not complete a term/semester for which the aid was intended, are subject to this policy, which is separate from the tuition refund policy. Using the last date of attendance, the Office of Financial Aid calculates “earned” versus “unearned” federal aid according to a federally mandated formula that is based on the percentage of the term/semester completed. The Office of Financial Aid notifies students by email of the results of a Return of Title IV Aid calculation. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.337.4584.
- Services for Students with Disabilities
- Student Body Diversity
- Student Policy Manuals
The Medical Student and Graduate Student Policy Manual serve as the bylaws and reference guides to the roles and responsibilities of students in all degree programs. The Policy Manuals are on the web at med.wmich.edu/policies-manuals-statements. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of Student Affairs at email@example.com or 269.337.6111.
- Textbook Information
Textbook information is in the online course catalog at catalog.med.wmich.edu. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.337.6112. Financial aid disbursement dates for books and supplies are published in the Financial Aid Policy Manual, on the web at med.wmich.edu/managing-finances, and on the student portal.
- Transfer Students and Transfer Credit
The Transfer Students and Transfer Credit policy stated below may be found in the Student Policy Manuals and on the web at med.wmich.edu/registrar.
MD Degree Program
WMed’s curriculum for the degree of Doctor of Medicine is an integrated curriculum. Basic sciences and clinical sciences are introduced and reinforced throughout the four years of medical school. Because of the highly integrated approach, it is extremely difficult to accommodate advanced placement of medical students from another medical school into this curriculum. The medical school does not consider requests of medical students to transfer with advanced standing.
Transfer of individual credits toward elective requirements of degree program may be considered upon request. A review would occur by the Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and include necessary faculty and staff in determining eligibility for individual credit acceptance and application towards degree requirements. All institutional policies governing credit limitations from outside WMed would apply.
Masters in Biomedical Sciences Degree Program
WMed’s curriculum is aligned in several areas of sequence and content with the MD Degree Program. The process of introduction and reinforcement of competency areas precludes the ability to accommodate advanced placement from coursework from another institution. Transfer credits, if accepted by the Program Committee after review, are entered onto the transcript as elective credits and do not fulfill core requirements toward degree.
Masters in Medical Engineering Degree Program
Transfer credits at time of admission are evaluated by the Program Committee for acceptance and alignment to fulfill any core degree or elective requirements.
The medical school accepts transfer credit for approved specialty track courses at WMU for students enrolled in the MS in Medical Engineering degree program. Transfer credit is recorded on the medical school transcript as “Credit” (CR) only and is not calculated in the honor points earned and the graduate grade point average at the medical school. Only credits transfer from WMU for specialty track courses, not the grades and honor points at WMU.
Graduate credit may be transferred from WMU courses provided that:
The student’s grade for the course is a “B” (3.0) or better. The credit is earned within the time limit for the student’s medical school degree program, which is three years/six semesters for the MS in Medical Engineering. The course and credits are shown on an official transcript from WMU that is provided directly from WMU to the medical school. The total number of transfer credits does not exceed twelve (12) credits. A minimum of 18 credits must be taken at the medical school for the MS in Medical Engineering degree program.
For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Registrar at email@example.com or 269.337.6112.
- U.S. Constitution Day, September 17
Annually, WMed holds an educational program for students in honor of Constitution Day to commemorate the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution. Information about Constitution Day is at med.wmich.edu/student-services. For details about the annual educational program or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.337.6111.
- Voter Registration Information
- Withdrawal Procedures
Students who withdraw from academic programs must follow specific withdrawal procedures in the Medical Student and Graduate Student Policy Manuals on the web at med.wmich.edu/policies-manuals-statements. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Registrar at email@example.com or 269.337.6112.
- Written Arrangement Disclosure
The institution is responsible for the delivery of its academic programs. There are no written arrangements to disclose. For information contact the Office of the Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.337.4509.
Financial Assistance Information
- Contact Information for Financial Assistance
For assistance in obtaining institutional or financial aid information in printed copy or electronically, contact the Office of Financial Aid at email@example.com or 269-337-4584.
The Office of Financial Aid makes the following student financial aid information available to prospective and enrolled students on the web at med.wmich.edu/financial-aid:
- College Navigator
- Cost of Attendance
- Disbursement and Refund Information
- Federal Aid Recipient Rights and Responsibilities
- Loan and Loan Repayment Information
- Loan Counseling Requirements
- Overview of Aid Programs and Eligibility Requirements
- Penalties for Drug Law Violation
- Return of Title IV Aid
- Satisfactory Academic Progress
WMed does not approve study abroad programs for credit or FSA program eligibility.
Health and Safety Information
- Campus Safety and Security Report
Annually by October 1, WMed publishes an Annual Campus Safety and Security Report on the web at med.wmich.edu/campus-safety in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Report). The report includes, but is not limited to, information about the:
- Daily Crime Log
- Campus Crime Statistics
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
- Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
- Timely Warning and Emergency Notifications
For information or to receive a printed copy contact Facilities at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.337.4225.
- Vaccination Policy
- Graduation Rates
- Employment of Graduates
When WMed has graduate employment information available, the information will be published on the web. For future information or to receive a copy when available contact the Registrar at email@example.com or 269.337.6112.