MSU College of Human Medicine Developing Six New Departments

December 15, 2023

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees approved six new departments in the MSU College of Human Medicine. The departments – dermatology, otolaryngology, pathology, radiation oncology, urology, and neurosurgery – are being developed as part of the Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences partnership.

Each new department will be statewide with faculty from Detroit to Marquette, although the majority of faculty will be based at Henry Ford Health in southeast and south-central Michigan.

“These new departments will create additional academic homes for our expanding medical school faculty across the state of Michigan,” said College of Human Medicine Dean Aron Sousa. “In addition, they will offer new opportunities for strengthening and enriching educational and research endeavors for the College of Human Medicine.”

The new departments will expand the educational and research opportunities for College of Human Medicine students and improve their access to residency programs in those medical specialties.

The new departments include:

  • Dermatology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Urology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Pathology
  • Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

“Henry Ford offers renowned clinical and applied research expertise in these new departments, and we are thrilled to partner with our MSU colleagues to accelerate the delivery of unparalleled education and care throughout the state,” said Steven Kalkanis, M.D., Henry Ford + MSU president, and CEO of both the Henry Ford Medical Group and Henry Ford Hospital.

Until now, MSU College of Human Medicine students could study any of these specialties through brief rotations. By creating a department for each specialty, MSU is greatly increasing students’ access to mentoring by physicians in each specialty and improve their chances of being accepted into residency programs.

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