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College of Medicine

Dr. George Kikano, Dean

CMED; 989-774-7570; www.cmich.edu/med

Frederick Creighton, Assistant Dean/Clinical Operations, M.A., Central Michigan University

David Forsythe, Assistant Dean/Finance, MBA, University of Chicago

George Kikano, Dean and Senior Associate Dean/Clinical Affairs, M.D., American University of Beirut

Edward McKee, Senior Associate Dean/Research, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Georgette Russell, Assistant Dean/Faculty & Staff Affairs, M.S., Colorado Technical University

Kurt Smith, Assistant Dean/Technology, B.S., Michigan Technological University

Tina Thompson, Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Ph.D., Texas Christian University

Steven Vance, Associate Dean/Clinical Education; M.D., Michigan State University

Faculty

Faculty from the three disciplines (Foundational Sciences, Medical Disciplines and Surgical Disciplines) will be participating in instruction. Please see the College of Medicine website at www.cmich.edu/colleges/cmed for a complete listing of faculty and additional information.

Course Designator:

MED - College of Medicine

The Programs:

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

Master of Science in Neuroscience (Interdisciplinary)

Ph.D. in Neuroscience (Interdisciplinary)

Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration Dual Degrees

Students admitted to the MD program at CMU and deemed to be in good standing by the Office of Medical Education have the option to earn an MBA degree whereby six credit hours of the MD program will count towards the MBA degree requirement. More information is listed under the College of Business Administration MBA degree.

Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health Dual Degrees

The College of Medicine (CMED) and the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program in the College of Health Professions at Central Michigan University are proud to offer students the opportunity to enroll in the MD-MPH dual degree program. Both degree programs are independently accredited through their respective accreditation bodies. The integrated dual degree program satisfies the requirements of both the M.D. and M.P.H. degrees. For information, see the Master of Public Health: Public Health Concentration in the School of Health Sciences.

Scholarships:

1st State Bank Medical Scholarship
Established in 2017 by 1st State Bank. Income from the endowment will support a renewable scholarship for a medical student with proven financial need from the Great Lakes Bay region (Saginaw, Bay City and Midland counties).

Frank N. Andersen Foundation Endowed Medical Scholarship
Established in 2019 by the Frank N. Anderson Foundation to support a renewable award for third or fourth-year medical students that are enrolled in the College of Medicine who are continuing their studies in Saginaw.

Drs. John and Anna Bartnik Medical Education Endowment
Established in 2017 by Drs. John and Anna Bartnik. The endowment will support a renewable award for a full-time student enrolled in the College of Medicine from the state of Michigan demonstrating financial need. Preference will be given to a student who intends to stay in Michigan and practice in a rural or underserved community.

The Fabiano Family Foundation Medical School Scholarship
Established in 2015 by the Fabiano Family Foundation. Income from the endowment will support a scholarship for a medical student with proven financial need from one of the following counties: Isabella, Saginaw, Midland, Bay, Genesee, Lapeer, Tuscola, Gratiot, Clare, Mecosta, Roscommon, Crawford, Otsego, Cheboygan, Emmet and Charlevoix. The applicant should have a stated purpose, written in an essay, as to why they are pursuing a primary care physician role and why they intend on staying in the Michigan area.

Flagg Medical School Endowed Scholarship
Support two scholarships. Student selection will be need based and recipients must be committed to practice Pediatrics or Family Medicine and be in good academic standing.

Founding Dean’s College of Medicine Scholarship
Established in 2014 by Dr. Ernest and Wendy Yoder. Dr. Yoder was the Founding Dean of the CMU College of Medicine. The endowment will support a renewable award for a full-time student enrolled in the College of Medicine who is a resident of the rural Michigan area (defined as a town in Michigan with a population of less than 2,000 residents). A written essay is required that would express why the student has a proven financial need.

Jack Furnari Memorial Leadership Award
Established in 2019 by friends and family in memory of Jack Furnari.  Jack was a fourth year CMU medical student who passed away in 2016, due to complications of brain cancer. Jack positively influenced countless lives within the medical school and throughout the mid-Michigan community as he battled illness with unwavering grace and humility.  The endowment will support an award for a first-year student enrolled in the College of Medicine and is intended to help support the purchase of at least one stethoscope or other appropriate medical equipment. Recipient will submit a statement the articulates their 1) sense of purpose in medical school; 2) the ways in which they will support their classmates; and 3) the mark they hope to leave on the CMU College of Medicine and broader mid-Michigan region.

Rollin M. Gerstacker Endowed Medical Scholarship
Established in 2012 by the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation. Income from the endowment will support a full-time third or fourth year student enrolled in the College of Medicine in high academic standing. Applicant should have a demonstrated commitment to advancing the Central Michigan University College of Medicine’s mission and value statements. Demonstrating this quality includes, but is not limited to: developing programs, supporting volunteerism, involvement in research, and starting and advancing a Student Interest Group. Applicant should explain in a required essay how they have advanced the College of Medicine’s mission and values, and illustrate their passion for pursuing a career in primary care as well as a desire to return and practice in the following counties: Midland, Isabella, Gratiot, Clare, Gladwin, Montcalm, Roscommon or Ogemaw.

Gudipati Medical Scholarship
Established in 2015 by Drs. Rao and Suhasini Gudipati to support a renewable award for a full-time medical student with proven financial need enrolled in the College of Medicine. Preference will be given to a student that comes from the Tri-City area of Michigan, consisting of Saginaw, Bay, Midland and Isabella Counties. Applicant should have a stated purpose, written in an essay, as to why they are pursuing medicine and discuss their path to medical school.

Dr. Marilyn Haupt Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2017 by Dr. Marilyn Haupt. The endowment will support a renewable award for a full-time student enrolled in the College of Medicine from the State of Michigan. Recipient will a student who is a resident of a central or northern county and has graduated from a high school or community college in the same region.

Dr. W.E. and Idonea Hersee Memorial Medical Scholarship
Established in 2013 by Sandra and Dennis Olson in honor of Sandra’s parents, Dr. W.E. Hersee ‘31 and Idonea Lewis Hersee ‘31. Scholarship will support a renewable award for a full-time first year student enrolled in the College of Medicine.

The Robert W. and Eileen E. Hesse Memorial Fund
Established in 2019 by The Robert W. and Eileen E. Hesse Memorial Fund.  Available to students exclusively within the College of Medicine, this renewable award will support a medical student scholarship. The recipient(s) will be medical students (M1 -M4) with preference given to students based out of the Great Lakes Bay region or surrounding communities.

August and Jamie Hurt Family Endowed Medical Scholarship
Established in 2013 by August ’83 and Jamie Hurt. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a student enrolled in the College of Medicine and awarded to a first year student who has shown community service. Applicant shall compose an essay explaining why they are pursuing a career as a primary care physician, including how morals, values and upbringing have shaped his/her career. Preference will be given to students from the “Tri-City” area, with Bay County being first priority.

Isabella Bank Endowed Medical Scholarship
Established in 2013 by Isabella Bank to support of a renewable award for a full-time first year student enrolled in the College of Medicine. Recipient should have a stated interest in considering a residency in the central region of Michigan and/or returning to practice in the central region of Michigan as defined by the following counties: Clare, Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta, Midland, Montcalm or Saginaw.

David C. and Linda M. Johnson Medical Scholarship
Established in 2015 by the David C. and Linda M. Johnson ’75, ’99 Family Foundation. The endowment will support a renewable award for a full-time student enrolled in the College of Medicine who is a resident of Michigan demonstrating financial need.

R. Kesseler Family Medical Student Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2015 by Roger ’58, ‘89 and Phyllis Kesseler. Income from the endowment will support an award for a first year medical student enrolled in the CMU College of Medicine with interest in Family Practice Medicine. Preference will be given to a Grayling High School graduate. Recipient will need to provide a one page essay along with the application. If a recipient is not available from Grayling High School, a student may come from Traverse City St. Francis High or a northern Michigan high school north of Mt. Pleasant, in that order.

The Mello Primary Care Endowed Medical Scholarship
Established in 2019 by Joseph and Virginia Mello ‘84.  Available to students exclusively within the College of Medicine, this renewable award will support a medical student scholarship (M1 -M4).  Recipient must be from Michigan and demonstrate a strong interest in primary care. The award may be renewable up to three years following its initial award.

MidMichigan Health Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2012 by MidMichigan Health, its employees and friends. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a full-time third or fourth year student enrolled in the College of Medicine in good academic standing. Recipient should have: 1) completed a clinical rotation at a MidMichigan Health facility, 2) a stated purpose, explained in a required essay, in pursuing a primary care residency, 3) strongly considering residency training at a MidMichigan Health residency and/or returning to practice in the MidMichigan Health services areas as defined by the following counties: Midland, Isabella, Gratiot, Clare, Gladwin, Montcalm, Roscommon or Ogemaw.

Morey Medical Scholarship
Established in 2013 by The Morey Foundation for support of a renewable award for a full-time student enrolled in the College of Medicine who is a Michigan resident, has proven his/or commitment to community involvement from an early age, and has participated in some business and/or communication classes as an undergraduate student. Applicant should submit a short essay correlating how his or her personality and skills are a good match for a rural healthcare environment. Financial need not a requirement, but may be considered if recipient selection is competitive.

Myler Family Scholarship
Established in 2013 by the Myler Family and Muskegon Development Company for support of a renewable award for a full-time first year student enrolled in the College of Medicine. Recipient should be a resident of Lower Michigan who was born and raised in a community located between M-46 and the Mackinaw Bridge. Financial need is not a requirement but may be taken into consideration if the recipient selection is competitive.

President’s Medical School Scholarship
Two scholarships for students enrolled in the CMU College of Medicine. Student Selection will be need based and recipients must be committed to practice Pediatrics or Family Medicine and be in good academic standing.

Dr. George E. & Elizabeth G. Ross Future Physician Award
Established in 2014 by CMU’s fourteenth President and his spouse, Dr. George and Elizabeth Ross. The endowment will support an award for a full-time first year student enrolled in the College of Medicine. Preference will be given to a student that is a resident of mid-or northern Michigan, especially the Flint and Saginaw areas. Applicant will also write an essay expressing his/her desire to attend CMU’s medical school.

College of Medicine Rotary Scholarship
Established in 2017 by Rotary Clubs of Mid-Michigan and Friends. Income from the endowment will support a non-renewable award for a fourth year student enrolled in the College of Medicine in good academic standing. Recipient will demonstrate financial need and will have successfully matched in a residency located within the following counties: Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Iosco, Isabella, Midland, Montmorency, Ogema, Presque Isle, Saginaw, Shiawassee, or Tuscola. Applicant will submit a brief essay describing their interest in their matched residency and future practice plans.

Thanks For Staying Rotary Scholarship
Established in 2017 by Rotary Clubs of Mid-Michigan and Friends. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a full-time third or fourth year student enrolled in the College of Medicine in good academic standing. Recipient will be a student from mid-Michigan (Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Isabella, Clare, Gladwin, Tuscola and Huron Counties). Applicant will submit a brief essay demonstrating his/her interest in mid-Michigan residency and future practice opportunities.

Gary and Barbara (Anderson) Russell College of Medicine Scholarship
Established in 2018 by Gary and Barbara (Anderson) Russell. This endowment will support a renewable award for a full-time student enrolled in the College of Medicine with no restrictions on residency.

W. Sidney Smith and Judith French Smith Medical Scholarship
Established in 2015 by W. Sidney ’65 and Judith French Smith ‘65. The endowment will support a renewable award for a full-time student enrolled in the College of Medicine who is a resident of a central or northern county in Michigan, and has graduated from a high school or community college in the same region. Applicants will be required to complete an essay titled “Why I want to be a Primary Care Physician”. Recipient will be chosen based on criteria and essay content.

Stark and Moreno Families Medical School Scholarship
Established in 2016 by Jim ’75 and Naomi Stark. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a full-time student enrolled in the CMU College of Medicine and a resident of one of the following counties: Lenawee, Jackson or Isabella. Recipient must have expressed financial need which is evident through required essay.

William and Janet Maar Strickler Scholarship
Established in 2015 by William ’62, ’08 and Janet Maar Strickler. Income from the endowment will support an award for a first year medical student enrolled in the CMU College of Medicine and is a Michigan resident from Shiawassee County or any Michigan county north of M-46. Preference will be for a student who shows evidence of nurturing qualities and/or a connection to nature and fitness as evidenced by a written essay.

Charles J. Strosacker Endowed Medical Scholarship
Established in 2013 by the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation for support of a renewable award for a full-time first year student enrolled in the College of Medicine. Recipient should have a stated purpose, explained in a required essay, in Family Practice and also have an interest in considering a MidMichigan Health residency and/or returning to practice in the MidMichigan Health services area as defined by the following counties: Midland, Isabella, Gratiot, Clare, Gladwin, Montcalm, Roscommon or Ogemaw.

Summit Petroleum Corporation Medical Scholarship
Established in 2012 by Summit Petroleum Corporation and Robert and Jeanne Long. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a full-time student enrolled in the College of Medicine and a Michigan resident. Recipient must have expressed financial need which is evident through required essay.

William & Molly Weideman Medical Scholarship
Established in 2017 by William ‘76 and Molly Weideman. The endowment will support an award for a full-time first year student enrolled in the College of Medicine. Recipient will be a student that is a resident of Michigan and has an expressed financial need as evidenced with a written essay.