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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.
New equipment and 21st century design will be available for students enrolling in Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine.
The College of Medicine building, which has been in construction as an addition to the Health Professions building since May, was designed with a variety of different rooms and areas with specialized purposes.
Two of the four associate deans for the College of Medicine have been named.
Nehad El-Sawi was named announced as associate dean of medical education and faculty development for the College of Medicine on Monday by Provost Gary Shapiro.
Deborah Biggs will begin as the associate dean of administration and finance for the College of Medicine in about a month.
Biggs, currently assistant dean for academic affairs for the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, is the first associate dean named for the College of Medicine and will join incoming College of Medicine Dean Ernest Yoder in mid-June according to a press release.
Dr. Ernest Yoder got his first taste of life at Central Michigan University this week.
The incoming College of Medicine dean was introduced to the Board of Trustees on Thursday as several other items came up for the college during the meeting.
The search for associate deans for the College of Medicine is progressing.
Incoming dean Ernest Yoder will participate in the hiring process, but it will take some time, said Darby Gwisdala, special assistant to the provost. She could not comment on when the hiring would happen.