Educational Institutions

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

aka WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Kalamazoo, MI


To educate and inspire lifelong learners to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates and researchers of tomorrow.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is a collaboration involving Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenue, research activity, tuition from students, and endowment income.

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Founding Dean

Dr. Hal B. Jenson M.D.

Associate Dean for Administration and Finance

Mr. Thomas E Zavitz

Main Address

1000 Oakland Drive

Kalamazoo, MI 49008 USA


WMU, Undergraduate Medical Education, Graduate Medical Education, Continuing Education, Simulation, Clinical Care, Research, Residency, Kalamazoo, Michigan





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic (E32)

Other Medical Research N.E.C. (H99)

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Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME)

Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Continuing Education (CE)

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- Deliver high quality educational programs to prepare learners for the 21st century
- Deliver high quality, safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient and family focused care
- Advance the excellence and expand the impact of our research and discovery
- Improve the health and prosperity of our communities through strong collaborative relationships
- Strengthen institutional resources to support the medical school mission
- Foster a vibrant and diverse academic community where all are inspired and valued

MEDICAL EDUCATION - Provide outstanding learner-centered education
CLINICAL CARE - Deliver excellent patient and family focused care
RESEARCH - Advance knowledge through innovation and discovery
COMMUNITY SERVICE - Improve the health and prosperity of the communities we serve
ECONOMIC STEWARDSHIP - Ensure fiscal and operational effectiveness
CULTURE - Create an inspiring environment to learn, teach and work that embodies our values

We achieve excellence by:
- Promoting innovation and lifelong learning
- Acting with integrity and professionalism
- Demonstrating leadership, teamwork, and collaboration
- Showing compassion for all, and
- Valuing inclusiveness and diversity

Regular, scheduled meetings with senior leaders, directors and chairs to review status of the strategic plan.

We've completed our second academic year with two classes of medical students enrolled and moving along steadily through our four-year curriculum. In August 2015, we admitted 60 medical students in the Class of 2019 to the medical school. And, the community, once again, opened its arms and hearts to welcome them and make Kalamazoo feel like home.

In May, our inaugural class started their Year 3 clerkships that take them into clinical settings throughout the community where they are learning the art of the practice of medicine from our clinical faculty, residents, fellows, other members of the healthcare team, and even from patients and their families. The collaboration and engagement with our community is key to fulfilling our mission.

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Association of American Medical Colleges



Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

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Diversity notes from the nonprofit
Diversity recognizes and encourages the continuous expression, development, and representation of the uniqueness of all individuals. Inclusiveness is defined as valuing diversity and fostering respect for all individuals and points of view without judgment, bias or stereotype. WMed is committed to fostering an environment that is inclusive, trusting, open and draws upon the collective strength of the diversity of our students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff. WMed is dedicated to a culture that facilitates increased understanding of and appreciation for the diverse backgrounds, inherent worth and dignity of each and every individual. WMed promotes the strength that comes from individuals working together to achieve worthy goals and strives to remove the barriers that may exist in achieving a culture of inclusiveness. WMed is committed to being a learning environment that: • Values diversity and inclusiveness as being integral to the humanistic practice of medicine, an enriched educational environment, discovery and scholarship that addresses the needs of diverse communities, and meaningful community service • Welcomes a diverse body of faculty, students and staff from all segments of society to enhance the learning experiences of all learners • Celebrates human diversity and cultural pluralism through inclusiveness, acceptance, mutual respect, and empowerment • Delivers excellent clinical care with equity • Appreciates diversity of experiences, perspectives, ideas, contributions, talents, and goals