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Synergy Medical Education Alliance will partner with the new College of Medicine to move the college closer to Liaison Committee on Medical Education accreditation.
The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees approved the partnership, effective Jan. 1, at its meeting Thursday. Dr. Ernest Yoder, the college’s dean, called the partnership an “exciting development.”
One of few remaining steps in establishing the College of Medicine was taken when the Doctor of Medicine program was approved Thursday. The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees decided students will receive M.D. degrees in 2016 if all goes as planned for the college. There is one more step before the program can be approved. In January, the curriculum must be presented to the President’s Council, where all new academic programs must be approved, said Provost Gary Shapiro.
Annual tuition at CMU is $2,775 above the national average for public 4-year institutions, according to research by the Chronicle of Higher Education, and asking the question “Why?” is imperative.
CMU’s annual tuition of $10,380 is $1,457 less than University of Michigan and only $800 less than Michigan State University.
Faculty and staff are preparing to evaluate their programs, rank them and determine future funding.
The provost’s office has initiated an academic prioritization process through which programs will be ranked in order of importance and need for funding.
Get your party hats ready — this is the last time you’ll have to see this piece in the paper this semester. That being said, I’d just like to share with you a couple of my gripes from this semester at CMU.
First up on the list: the fact that a majority of my tuition does not go toward anything related to my education. Man, I’m so happy I helped fund a medical college and a brand new “Events Center” that replaced an arena similar in size. How about we re-allocate our tuition funds so we have some printing freedom?
A proposed bulletin and courses for the Doctor of Medicine program were approved by the Academic Senate Tuesday.
The move is another step toward accreditation, but several senators expressed uneasiness about a lack of specificity in the admission standards and course descriptions.
There is never enough money to fulfill an academic institution’s wishlist, but deans at Central Michigan University are satisfied with the overall funding model.
On average, 54.5 percent of revenue generated by the six colleges at CMU is transferred out of their budgets to fund other entities on campus.
The College of Medicine building has had no hitch in the construction process and is still expected to be completed by its set date of occupation.
Dr. Ernest Yoder, the college’s dean, said things are “a bit ahead of schedule and on target” for occupation by fall 2012.
Dr. Ernest Yoder approached the Board of Trustees last month to report a key accomplishment for the College of Medicine.
The college’s founding dean announced the completion of his “dream dean team” after months of searching — a step in the accreditation process for which the university will allocate a total of $1.37 million for salaries.
Central Michigan University is sharing a $900,000 grant with Wayne State University to set up an Area Health Education Center serving 19 mid-Michigan counties.
The center is one of five planned for different areas of the state to provide health care resources and education.
The merger with Central Michigan Community Hospital and McLaren Health Care won’t prompt any immediate changes to affiliations for CMU’s College of Medicine.
CMCH is one of five medical organizations to enter partnerships with the college since plans to pursue the project were announced in September 2008.
Plans to construct additional graduate student housing on Central Michigan University’s north campus have emerged as a serious possibility.
CMU is in the early stages of selecting an architect to help design the new housing.
The board of trustees’ approval of plans for on-campus housing for graduate students Thursday was an encouraging development and a step in the right direction.
The shortage of on-campus housing for non-traditional students could see a slight reprieve, as CMU is looking to build an approximately 100-unit building on North Campus, which could house College of Medicine students when the first class of students arrives in 2012.
Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord has been appointed as the fourth and final associate dean for the College of Medicine.
Alvord will fill the remaining associate dean of student affairs position. She currently serves as an assistant professor of surgery and psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School and as an adjunct assistant professor of comparative literature at Dartmouth College.
Dr. Sean K. Kesterson has been appointed as the third associate dean for the Central Michigan University College of Medicine.
College of Medicine funding is approaching seven figures and the goal of raising $25 million is still at least three years away.
Dr. Ernest Yoder, the college’s dean, said the Capital Campaign, which began in February, has acquired just under $1 million worth of pledged donations.
Several affiliation hospitals were outlined for the College of Medicine Tuesday at the fall semester’s first Academic Senate meeting.
Six hospitals have been signed, and 14 or 15 others are in progress, said University President George Ross.
Two new associate deans are anxious to have a hand in the College of Medicine’s development.
In May, Deborah Biggs was appointed associate dean of Administration and Finance, while Nehad El-Sawi was hired as associate dean of Medical Education and Faculty Development. Two new associate deans are anxious to have a hand in the College of Medicine’s development.
Central Michigan University may not accept pharmaceutical industry funding for its upcoming medical education programs.
Though no official decision has been made, Ernest Yoder, dean of the College of Medicine, said it is highly unlikely CMU will accept such funding to avoid conflicts of interest with those companies.
Though two associate deans for the College of Medicine have been named, one search will need to be restarted.
Ernest Yoder, dean of the College of Medicine, said the search for the Associate Dean of Student Affairs has been restarted.