Central Michigan University Breaks Ground for $26M Health Building

Central Michigan University is breaking ground on a new 26 million dollar building.

The brand new building will house CMU’s center for Integrated Health Studies.

Central Michigan University is expanding their health studies department with a brand new facility.

This is giving students a new high-tech learning environment and jumpstart on their careers.

They’ll have the opportunity to apply the medicine they learned in the classroom in a low risk high yield environment with simulation and standardized patient.

Giving students hands on experience as they work toward a career as a physician’s assistant or physical therapist.

“The students will actually be able to go in and conduct actual training and patents and be able to look and feel and be able to have interactions and interdisciplinary programs to be conducted with this,” Renee Castellon, Communication and Marketing of Health Professions.

This new building will have more lab and classroom space, giving students more opportunities.

“The building is a 26 million dollar program. We got 19.5 million dollars from the state of Michigan and the other six and a half million dollars is coming from the reserves from Central Michigan University,” Castellon.

Eliza Annelin is applying to the PA program and looks forward to using this new facility someday.

“I think this will be really great because it will expand our PA and PT program because we will have more space to utilize opportunities bigger labs bigger classrooms and just more opportunities for us to expand our learning,” Eliza Annelin, student.

The building is expected to be finished for a soft opening with a few classes in fall 2019.

It will be fully operational for the spring 2020 semester.

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