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CMU announces med school locations

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Central Michigan University has unveiled where it's new medical school locations are going to be located in Saginaw.

The locations are at Hoyt and South Franklin near St. Mary's Medical Center and at 600 Irving near Covenant HealthCare.

The announcement came during the Saginaw County Chamber Of Commerce breakfast earlier Thursday morning.

CMU students will complete their clinical education there during their third and fourth years of study.

"The unveiling of these building designs solidifies our position as an important health care provider and medical educator in the Saginaw region," said Ernie Yoder, founding dean of CMU's College of Medicine. "These facilities are essential to the training of doctors to serve in central and northern Michigan."

Funding will be provided by Saginaw-area health care partners, CMU Medical Education Partners, the university and through fundraising.

Medical students will spend their first two years at CMU's Mount Pleasant campus. Years three and four will be based in Saginaw for clinical experience. Sixty students will be accepted for the first class, which will begin its studies next summer.

Activities in each facility will be distinct and unique.  The St. Mary's site will be used primarily for internal medicine.  The Covenant site will be used primarily for emergency medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, general surgery, psychiatry and pediatrics.

CMU says applications are being accepted for the College of Medicine's inaugural class via the American Medical College Application Service.  To date, the college said it has received more than 2,000 student applications, which are due Dec. 15.

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