CMU Medical School Granted Five-Year Accreditation

Posted at 8:01 AM, Jan 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-04 08:07:10-05

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich — The residency programs at the College of Medicine at Central Michigan University have been given five-year institutional accreditation.

Residency is the part of a medical student’s education following his or her graduation, but before becoming an independent doctor. The students are able to practice a clinical specialty during this time. CMU’s medical education partners include Covenant HealthCare and St. Mary’s of Michigan.

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the nation’s largest private professional organization of its kind, granted the accreditation.

“We are very excited to receive this accreditation and proud to be a leader among residency programs in being granted full five-year accreditation status without any reservations,” said Ernie Yoder, dean of CMU’s College of Medicine in a press release.

Sixty students will make up the first class at the College of Medicine, and start their courses in the summer.