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Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved (LMU) Certificate

Healthcare Industry

4-Year IHE

Organizations Involved

MSU College of Human Medicine

Occupations Involved

Medical school students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issues Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession


Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved (LMU) is a certificate program for medical students who want to work with medically underserved and vulnerable populations in urban, rural, and international settings. The certificate educates students about the clinical and leadership skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to work with underserved and vulnerable populations. The training includes community involvement at various local organizations, core clerkship integration in underserved clinics and international/urban electives. The program is based in Flint and accepts 16 students per year. The goal of the certificate program is to prepare students to effectively treat patients in underserved areas with sensitivity and expertise.

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