Western Michigan University


Formerly known as Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies (Michigan State)

The medical school is a collaboration involving Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. It is among only a few U.S. medical schools in several decades to be built from the ground up, but it is built on the strengths of extraordinary partners. Western Michigan University ranks among the 50 largest colleges and universities, and among the top 100 national public doctoral universities in the U.S. Our two hospital partners are recognized nationally for innovation and quality, and have provided undergraduate and graduate medical education, including through Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies - now WMed - for more than 40 years.


  • Department Chair: David Overton, MD, FACEP
  • Program Director: Philip Pazderka, MD, FACEP
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director:
  • Research Director: Richard Lammers, MD, FACEP

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

Bronson Methodist Hospital

Secondary Hospital

Borgess Medical Center



•6.25 Blocks Emergency Medicine

2.5 Blocks Medical Intensive Care (those residents who only have 2.0 blocks in the PGY-1 year, will have 2.5 blocks in the PGY-3 year)

•1 Block Trauma ICU Borgess 1 Block Trauma ICU Bronson •1 Block In-Patient Pediatrics •1 Block Orthopedic Surgery •.25 Block of Ultrasound

  *Vacation 3 weeks


• 9.75 Blocks Emergency Medicine • 1 Block Medical Intensive Care Senior • 1 Block PICU • .50 Block OB • .25 Block Ophthalmology • .50 Block Elective

  • Vacation-3 weeks


• 9.75 Blocks Emergency Medicine • 1 Block Emergency Medicine Teaching • 1 Block Medical Intensive Care Senior • .25 Block Ultrasound • 1 Block Elective

  • Vacation-3 weeks



Contact Information

Residency Coordinator: Dawn Roberts Email: dawn.roberts@med.wmich.edu Phone: +1 269 337 6604 Fax: +1 269 337 6475

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