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University of Michigan Medical School

The University of Michigan Medical School (pronunciation: /ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːrsɪti ɒv ˈmɪʃɪɡən ˈmɛdɪkəl skuːl/) is a medical school that is part of the University of Michigan. It is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is one of the oldest medical schools in the United States.


The name "University of Michigan" comes from the institution's location in the state of Michigan. The term "Medical School" is derived from the Latin "medicus", meaning "doctor", and the Old English "scol", meaning "place of instruction".


The University of Michigan Medical School was established in 1850, making it the first medical school in the state of Michigan and one of the first in the United States. It has since grown to become a leading institution in medical education, research, and patient care.


The curriculum at the University of Michigan Medical School is designed to prepare students for a career in medicine. It includes courses in basic sciences, clinical sciences, and medical ethics. Students also have the opportunity to participate in research projects and clinical rotations.

Notable alumni

Many notable individuals have graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, including Nobel laureates, leaders in medical research and practice, and influential educators.

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