MSUToday
Published: June 30, 2016

First medical students welcomed to College of Human Medicine's Southeast campus

Contact(s): Geri Kelley College of Human Medicine office: (616) 233-1678 cell: (616) 350-7976 Geri.Kelley@hc.msu.edu

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, along with officials from Providence-Providence Park Hospital, welcomed the first medical students to the college’s new Southeast Michigan campus during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the hospital.

“Today we welcome 27 third-year MSU medical students to our new Southeast Michigan campus and thank our faculty physician partners at Providence-Providence Park hospital for supporting our students along their medical education journey,” said Aron Sousa, interim dean for the College of Human Medicine.

“We are pleased to embark on this mutually beneficial collaboration with MSU,” said Joe Hursche, president at Providence-Providence Park Hospital. “Our St. John Providence clinicians are looking forward to their new teaching and research opportunities. For both organizations, it reinforces a shared dedication to a social mission and evidence-based innovation.”

Community assistant dean for the new campus is PPPH’s Director of Students Valerie Overholt and Adrian De Gifis, who serves as community administrator. Next summer, the medical college plans to have a total of 60 third- and fourth-year students at the Southeast Michigan campus.

In addition to the Southeast Michigan campus, the College of Human Medicine has community campuses located in Flint, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Midland, Traverse City and the Upper Peninsula.