Academic Programs Catalog

College of Human Medicine

Department of Medicine

Francesca Dwamena, Chairperson

The Department of Medicine has major responsibilities for providing students with clinical experience in general clinical medicine and the medical specialties including basic science correlations, patient interviewing, and physical and laboratory diagnosis and problem solving.  Clinical education is conducted in affiliated community hospitals. Graduate programs in medical education have been developed in a number of affiliated hospitals where the department makes significant contributions to training medical residents and subspecialty fellows, and to continuing education for practicing physicians in the communities. Faculty members are actively involved in research and collaborate actively with faculty in other departments and affiliated institutions in communities. These programs are based in university facilities including laboratories in the Life Science Building and the Clinical Center.  Clinical research is also conducted at the MSU Breslin Cancer Center.   The Department of Medicine is dedicated to advancing the practice of medicine while embracing diversity, challenge and opportunity.