Michigan State University's board on Friday voted to locate the first satellite campuses of its osteopathic medical school at the Detroit Medical Center and Macomb Community College.
Michigan State plans to expand its 2009 class at the DMC-owned former Hutzel Hospital in Detroit and at Macomb Community College's University Center in Clinton Township. Eighteen sites submitted proposals.
Michigan State said there is abundant space, operating rooms and surgical simulators at Macomb Community College, while the DMC offers research opportunities and access to multiple Detroit-area medical facilities.
The decision follows concerns expressed by Wayne State University School of Medicine officials, who said there are not enough Detroit-based doctors and patients to provide adequate training.