U-M Medical School

How stories have the power to heal and transform

January 26th, 2023

Rana Awdish, M.D., has plenty she can draw upon when she addresses the U-M Medical School graduating Class of 2023 at their commencement ceremony on May 12.With her undergraduate career taking place at U-M, she can share memories of her time in Ann Arbor. As a pulmonary and critical care physician, she can reflect upon the compassionate bravery of health care workers that sustained her and her colleagues during the pandemic. Click through to learn more about Awdish and her remarkable life story as she prepares to highlight this year’s commencement!

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Next U-M Medical School staff forum is Feb. 6

January 19th, 2023

Leadership will host the first U-M Medical School Staff Forum of 2023 from 2-3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6. Interested staff can join on Zoom.

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Workshop: Essential skills for successful leadership

January 13th, 2023
This workshop is open to faculty and staff. This one-day workshop is designed to assist faculty and staff in developing the essential leadership and management skills necessary to run a lab, start a program or manage a center or division. This workshop will highlight topics such as: Leadership Management Diversity Communication Conflict resolution Managing performanceRead more

U-M Medical School faculty meeting set for Jan. 20

January 12th, 2023
All U-M Medical School faculty are invited to attend the first faculty meeting of 2023 on Friday, Jan. 20 from noon–1 p.m.  The meeting will convene virtually via Zoom using the following link and passcode: https://umich.zoom.us/j/98364675188?pwd=S2xSc1dFYTNyMFZxUm0xSzloL0lKUT09 passcode: 081712.  Agenda items will include: an update on department chair and other leadership searches; work group efforts underwayRead more

New support program for faculty family care during academic travel

December 16th, 2022
Many U-M Medical School faculty have been limited in their ability to attend meetings/conferences due to the demands of caregiving. This limits their ability to gain national reputation and has led to disparities in caregiver promotion rates, making this a DEI issue that can be addressed with targeted intervention.  This is an important time toRead more

Medical students participating in Galens Tag Days tradition

December 8th, 2022
U-M Medical School students, faculty and staff recently participated in their annual Galens Tag Days tradition.  While they collected funds in person from Dec. 1-3, the team members will also be soliciting online donations throughout the month of December. All of the donations collected during Tag Days will be earmarked to help children across WashtenawRead more

Student-led research shows effectiveness of Michigan Medicine’s COVID-19 telephone triage hotline

October 12th, 2022

In the early days of COVID-19, the only thing that seemed to spread faster than the illness itself was fear. For many, even mild symptoms were cause to seek immediate answers, if not treatment. Driven by that uncertainty, Michigan Medicine turned to telehealth, standing up a triage hotline for COVID-19 screening. The hotline, often staffed by U-M medical students, proved to be an effective way to help patients and contribute to the pandemic response. Click through for details!

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Climbing that Hill for the first time: 168 medical students take the stage, begin journey at Michigan

July 25th, 2022

Hill Auditorium holds a special place in the hearts of all U-M medical students. The hallowed hall is the place where all who earn a medical degree here spend their very first, and very last, days as a medical student. For the 168 students who comprise the incoming Class of 2022, they got to see Hill for the first time on Sunday as they officially entered the medical school during the annual White Coat Ceremony. Click through for a look back at the festivities!

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Promoting planetary health: U-M Medical School students, administrators partner on climate issues

June 9th, 2022

A group of medical students is urging the U-M Medical School to confront climate change head on. With faculty and institutional support, the student organization White Coats for Planetary Health is working to focus attention on climate change — and its implications for health — across the institution. Click through for details of this important work!

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