Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

A Message from Dean Beauchamp

Dear College of Human Medicine Community,

It is difficult to find words adequate to capture how saddened I am by the tragic events that occurred at our university. The survivor impact stories, so courageously shared, are beyond devastating. Horrific acts occurred to individuals who came to Michigan State University. They were vulnerable and in search of healing. We failed them.

We are disheartened. Ours is a profession defined by accountability and responsibility. Our core value is caring. Our students come to us knowing that they will graduate as physicians uniquely prepared to protect the dignity of those they serve and to heal those in greatest need. As individuals, we begin and end each day inspired to lessen the struggles of those in need.

These tragic events do not and cannot define us. As a community, we stand united in support of those who spoke out and for those whose stories remain untold. We have a responsibility to the victims to be propelled by their courage, strength and resolve. As caregivers, students, staff and faculty, we will hold each other accountable to a culture of responsibility.

We will be tireless in our commitment to safety for our patients, students, staff, faculty and our community partners. We will be resolute in guarding against future abuse. We will be vigilant in hearing the concerns of all those we serve. We will ensure a more just and responsive community. 

My commitment to you is to listen, to support and to advocate through the challenges we will face. As part of this commitment, I invite you to share your concerns confidentially to me via our college’s Culture of Safety email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and visit the Culture of Safety portal.

Finally, I want to assure all of you, that together, we will emerge stronger and more determined in our mission to heal and serve. We will be defined by continuing to graduate world class physicians, making discoveries that transform health care and improving lives in our communities and beyond. Our important work must continue…now more than ever.

Norman J. Beauchamp Jr.
Dean, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Culture of Safety

If you would like to share your concerns confidentially you can do so by emailing the college's Culture of Safety at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also click the MSU Culture of Safety button below to go to the portal for more information.

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How To Report

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Lansing Campus has been a clinical campus since the beginning. Diverse Lansing campus teaching faculty consists of full time MSU employed physicians, college appointment community physicians, residents, fellows and allied health care professionals. The teaching sites include Sparrow Health System, McLaren Healthcare Greater Lansing, MSU HealthTeam and participating physician offices. The health systems have a total bed capacity of 1,025 and offer state of the art services in a broad range of surgical and medical specialties including a level 1 trauma center, Regional Neonatal Intensive care, Comprehensive stroke center, cardiovascular services including open heart surgeries, neurology, stroke care, rehabilitation, state of the art women and children’s services, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, orthopedics, vascular and bariatric surgery and a broad range of cancer care. The Lansing campus offers students access to a large selection of specialty and sub-specialty rotations.

The Lansing campus has graduate programs in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, family practice, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. In addition, fellowship programs exist in cardiology, geriatrics, neonatology, and hematology/oncology. Teaching medical students is an integral part of these graduate programs, and the residents and fellows hold volunteer clinical appointments through their respective department at Michigan State University.