Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is a collaboration involving Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two world-class teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare.
The school, which welcomed its inaugural class in August 2014, is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenue, research activity, tuition from students, and endowment income.
The home of the new medical school includes the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Clinics, a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus, and a 350,000 square foot educational building in downtown Kalamazoo that was donated by MPI Research.
Located on the new W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus, the educational building underwent a $68 million renovation and expansion project and opened in June 2014.
The medical school has a preferred institution relationship with WMU, seeking top WMU undergraduates each class; offers an early decision option for WMU undergraduates; and graduate dual degree programs.
WMU graduate and professional school affiliations
Two private schools are formally affiliated with Western Michigan University. They are the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and the WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Both schools are nonprofit 501(c)(3) entities with governance and financial structures that are separate from the University's.