University of Michigan Medical School

When the University of Michigan founded its medical school in 1850, it immediately assumed a leadership role in American academic medicine. It was the first medical school in the United States to recognize the importance of, and to build, a university hospital for physician instruction. UMMS is committed to creating the future of health care through discovery. This includes offering a medical education that sets the standard for discourse, intellectual rigor and creativity.

UMMS provides access to unparalleled research opportunities. The U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks them among the top research schools nationally. UMMS faculty, staff, and students seek understanding of the origins of illness and disease, and they work hard in all facets of science to move forward in ways that improve quality of life. At $1.62 billion, the University of Michigan is the top public university in research spending in the United States. Each year, almost 70 percent of the University’s total NIH funding — and nearly half of all sponsored activity — is awarded to the Medical School.

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