Oakland University, Beaumont Health medical affiliation agreement extended for another 20 years
Oakland University announced on Monday, March 8, 2021, that its medical affiliation agreement with Beaumont Health has been extended through 2041. ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Oakland University announced on Monday (March 8) that its medical affiliation agreement with Beaumont Health has been extended through 2041. With the amended agreement, officials said Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) students will continue to train at Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe. (Left to right) OUWB medical school students Mallory Peters, Joshua Volin , Rachel Kaltoff, Brett Friedman and Dean Duane Mezwa MD (Oakland University)According to the university, the affiliation agreement started in the mid-2000s after discussion of building a new medical school. In January 2007, OU and Beaumont Health submitted a letter of intent to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) to start the process of accrediting a new allopathic medical school.
Michigans medical schools see increase in applications
EAST LANSING, Mich. Some medical schools in Michigan are increasing their class size because they're receiving an influx of applicants during a time marked by a shortage of physicians. Meanwhile Michigan State's medical school, which has a class size of about 200 students, said it's at capacity. MSU would be required to hire more faculty and expand at its East Lansing and Grand Rapids campuses to increase their class size, Maurer said. For the incoming class of 2019, six of Michigan's medical schools received 43,602 applications, up 4,193 from 2018 and up 15,157 from 2014, which likely reflect prospective students submitting applications at multiple medical schools, the Lansing State Journal reported. The college received 6,653 applications in the last window, Ruger said, which is up from the 6,169 applications in 2019.