Western Mich. med school accredited, breaks ground

WMU Medical school expected to open in two years

Published On: Oct 15 2012 04:51:23 AM EDT

Western Michigan University has broken ground for its new medical school and says it's received accreditation for its expected opening two years from now.

The university broke held the ceremony Friday in downtown Kalamazoo. The site is being named the W.E. Upjohn Campus in honor of the founder of pharmaceutical company Upjohn.

The building once was used for pharmaceutical research as part of the campuses of Upjohn, Pharmacia and Pfizer.

The first class of medical students arrives in August 2014.