The Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies (MSU/KCMS) is merging with the Western Michigan University School of Medicine. The KCMS Board of Directors approved the agreement today and it will take effect on July 1.
"This transition into the School of Medicine is a logical step in strengthening medical education in Kalamazoo," says Dr. Hal B. Jenson, founding dean of WMU's new medical school.
"With this change, the role of Borgess and Bronson grows from being affiliated with a medical school based in another city to being 'parents' of a medical school with Western Michigan University right here in Kalamazoo. The School of Medicine is extremely fortunate to gain the expertise of the faculty and staff of KCMS as they become the core of the new medical school."
Borgess Medical Center and Bronson Methodist Hospital are partners in the WMU medical school and were partners with MSU's Kalamazoo Center's graduate medical education, as well.