Graduate Medical Education Inc. (GMEI) is an educational consortium and partnership of excellence between the Lansing hospitals (McLaren Greater Lansing and Sparrow Health System) and Michigan State University (the Colleges of Human and Osteopathic Medicine). GMEI’s mission is to support our partner institutions in their efforts to provide excellent medical education in the Mid-Michigan Region through diverse, quality educational experiences in a collaborative environment.
Primary functions of the collaboration include the following:
- Spearhead efforts to identify the Mid-Michigan region as a destination of choice for trainees and support programs’ recruitment efforts.
- Host the Annual Mid-Michigan Regional Research Day each spring.
- Conduct internal reviews for Programs accredited with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and Special Reviews for programs accredited with the American Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
- Support efforts to establish Mid-Michigan as the model region for dually accredited graduate medical education programs.
- Assist in the development of new graduate medical education programs which enhance the educational opportunities in the region.
- Employ residents in a cost effective and efficient way.
Founded in the early 1970’s for the purpose of conducting residency programs that crossed institutional boundaries, the original partners in GMEI were: St. Lawrence Hospital, Sparrow Hospital, and McLaren Greater Lansing formerly Ingham Regional Medical Center . In October 2004, senior faculty and administrators from the Lansing hospitals (McLaren Greater Lansing and Sparrow Health System) and Michigan State University (the Colleges of Human and Osteopathic Medicine) began to meet to discuss the future of graduate medical education in the Mid-Michigan region. During a multi-year planning process governed by a signed Memorandum of Understanding, the four institutions’ committed to the reemergence of GMEI as the graduate medical education consortium in the city of Lansing.