University of Michigan Health
Contact: Ellen Krichbaum
University of Michigan
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
About University of Michigan Health
When the University of Michigan founded its medical school in 1850, it immediately assumed a leadership role in American academic medicine.
We were the first medical school in the United States to recognize the importance of, and to build, a university hospital for physician instruction. We were also a pioneer in the introduction of the modern science-based curriculum, and were among the first schools to change the role of the student from passive observer to active participant in the learning process through high-caliber laboratory instruction and clerkships.