The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Meharry Medical College (MMC) based in Nashville, Tennessee, announced the expansion of their affiliation to provide additional medical education and training for Meharry students in the Metro Detroit area. This new, two-year agreement will increase the number of medical students across all DMC hospitals.
Detroit Medical Center initially began accepting students into the program in July 2018. Currently, Meharry has medical students training at DMC’s Sinai-Grace Hospital and with the new agreement, more students will be added.
“DMC’s focus on serving as a leading academic medical institution remains as strong as ever with training and education core to our mission,” said Anthony Tedeschi, M.D., DMC’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are committed to all of our academic partner relationships, and this expanded affiliation with Meharry provides even more medical students with an optimum learning environment.”
Detroit Medical Center is one the largest academic institutions in the U.S., with more than 100 years of providing medical education and training. The DMC currently sponsors more than 100 residency and fellowship programs, training more than 1,000 physicians annually.
As an academic health sciences center, MMC exists to improve the wellbeing of minority groups and underserved populations by offering exceptional education and rigorous training programs. This year alone, Meharry received thousands of applications for its MD, DDS, MSPH, and PhD programs, providing enormous opportunities for people from various diverse backgrounds facing different degrees of difficult circumstances. Upon graduation, more than 48 percent of Meharry’s alumni choose to serve as primary care physicians in various underserved communities across the country.
DMC remains on the cutting edge of healthcare research, diagnosis and treatment in cardiology, trauma, orthopedics, rehabilitation and emergency medicine. The union between these two renowned institutions further solidifies their positions as premier academic destinations.