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About the University of Michigan Health System
Our Vision at the University of Michigan Health System
Our vision is to create the future of health care through discovery and to become the national leader in health care, health care reform, biomedical innovation and education.

Leaders and Best in Medicine
Excellence in medical education, patient care and research: That's what defines the University of Michigan Health System.

UMHS is an award-winning health care system and premier academic medical center made up of:

  • Hospitals, Health Centers and Clinics throughout SE Michigan
  • University of Michigan Medical School and its Faculty Group Practice
  • Clinical activities of the University of Michigan School of Nursing
  • Michigan Health Corp. - the legal entity that allows the Health System to enter into partnerships, affiliations, joint ventures and other business activities

The University of Michigan Health System, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is part of one of the world's leading universities. UMHS is a premier, highly ranked academic medical center and award-winning health care system with state-of-the-art facilities.
Our Vision at the University of Michigan Health System

Our vision is to create the future of health care through discovery and to become the national leader in health care, health care reform, biomedical innovation and education.

UMHS includes the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers; the U-M Medical School and its Faculty Group Practice; one of the nation's largest biomedical research communities; and education programs that train thousands of future health professionals and scientists each year. We also include the clinical programs of the U-M School of Nursing and the activities of the Michigan Health Corporation, which enables us to form partnerships outside of our University.

Facts & Figures
At the University of Michigan Health System, excellence in health care means total commitment to our patients through vital resources such as:
More than 26,000 faculty and staff who are involved in patient care, education and research

  • 120+ clinic locations and offices throughout Michigan and northern Ohio
  • 45,000 inpatient hospital stays
  • 1.8 million outpatient visits and surgeries
  • $490 million in research funding
  • a top 10 U.S. medical school
  • And, we're financially healthy, too!

The People of University of Michigan Health System
At UMHS, more than 26,000 people work together to provide the best patient care, education and research. We value our people and the contributions they make to our community and our society as a whole. That's why our own employees say we're one of the best places to work. And why Modern Healthcare named us one of the best places to work in health care. UMHS Faculty and Staff by Job Family

Hospital and outpatient care
UMHS is known for providing a broad range of high-quality care, with specialized centers for Alzheimer's disease, cancer, cardiovascular care, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, geriatrics, organ transplant, pediatrics, trauma/burn, vision, and women's health research and care. Its hospitals have 925 licensed beds. As a tertiary care center, UMHS has 179 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, giving it one of the highest number of ICU beds in the country.

UMHS is also a high-volume surgical center with a total of 66 operating rooms. The construction of the $523 million Children and Women's Hospital and the $132 million Eye Center expansion will add 18 operating rooms to the Health System for a total of 82 operating rooms. Outpatient care is provided at the main medical campus in Ann Arbor and at numerous satellite locations

More than 1.8 million outpatient and emergency visits, 44,000 hospital stays, 46,000 surgeries and 4,000 births take place each year at facilities operated by the Hospitals and Health Centers unit of UMHS, including the University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Women's Hospital and the A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center.

The University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers unit has nearly 26,000 employees, including 3,500 nurses.The Michigan Visiting Nurses, a wholly owned part of the Michigan Health Corporation, provides a broad range of high-quality home care services in a 13-county area of southeastern Michigan. These include home nursing, specialty treatments, therapy and palliative care. It also provides public and employer-based immunization services.

The University of Michigan Health System owns and operates three helicopters and a Cessna jet in a medical evacuation program called Survival Flight that brings critically ill patients from throughout Michigan and the nation to Ann Arbor for care. The 3 helicopters make 1400 trips annually to transport ill patients from Michigan, Ohio, and Ontario to UMHS. The Cessna twin engine jet makes 150 trips annually to locations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

From 1986 to 2006, the Health System included M-CARE, a managed care organization that provided health plans to University faculty, staff, retirees and dependents, and to employees of companies throughout Michigan. In late 2006, due to rapidly changing conditions in the health plan climate and the need for the Health System to focus on its core missions of patient care, research and education, it sold M-CARE to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and its Blue Care Network subsidiary.

Medical school
All 1,650 physicians who are part of the U-M Medical School Faculty Group Practice hold faculty positions. Patients at many hospitals and clinics in southeastern Michigan also receive U-M physicians' care through affiliations with other health institutions, including the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

A total of 683 medical students, 1,010 interns and residents, 503 graduate students and 482 postdoctoral research fellows are currently in training at the Medical School, and more than 15,000 practicing physicians and health professionals receive continuing medical education through U-M courses each year. In addition to the M.D. program and post-M.D. residency and fellowship Graduate Medical Education programs, the U-M Medical School offers master's degree, Ph.D. and post-Ph.D. training in the basic sciences through the Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) and the Horace Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is affiliated with the U-M Medical School. All physicians who practice at VA hospital and clinics have U-M faculty appointments. Medical students receive training at the VA as part of their internal medicine rotation, but can also receive training there in other specialties as part of other rotations and elective rotations.

University of Michigan Health System Degree Programs :


  • Master Degree
  • MD Anaesthesiology
  • MD Anatomy
  • MD Biochemistry
  • MD Community Medicine
  • MD Dermatology
  • MD Emergency Medicine
  • MD General Medicine
  • MD Microbiology
  • MD Paediatrics
  • MD Pathology
  • MD Pharmacology
  • MD Physiology
  • MD Psychiatry
  • MD Radiodiagnosis
  • MD Skin & V.D
  • MD TB & Chest Diseases
  • MD/Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • MD/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP); MD/PhD
  • MD/Master of Science in Information (MSI)
  • MD/Master in Public Policy (MPP)
  • MD/Master of Arts (Education)
  • MD/MSCR (Master of Science in Clinical Research)
  • MD/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Doctorate/PhD
  • M.D./Ph.D


  • Master Degree
  • Traditional BSN
  • Accelerated Second Career BSN
  • Acute Care Advanced Practice program
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Practice program
  • Community/Public Health/Home Care Nursing
  • Occupational Health Nursing
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Nurse-Midwife
  • Family Nurse Midwife
  • Pediatric Nurse Midwife
  • Nursing Business & Health Systems
  • Nursing & Business Administration (MS/MBA)
  • Nursing & Health Services Administration (MS/MHSA)
  • Nursing & Information (MS/MSI)

Video Presentation

Bladder Cancer Treatment at the University of Michigan Health System

An introduction to the treatment of bladder cancer at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Contact Details

Address: 1500 East Medical Center Drive  Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States


(734) 936-4000

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