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Medical Students


Welcome, 2024-2025 Base Students!


Corewell Health Lakeland is located in southwest Michigan in Berrien County, and is the primary healthcare system serving patients from five surrounding counties. Corewell Health Lakeland is a not-for-profit community health system consisting of two acute care hospitals, one in St. Joseph and one in Niles.

Nationally recognized for delivering an exceptional patient experience, Corewell Health Lakeland has received multiple awards in the areas of cardiovascular intervention, pulmonary medicine, clinical outcomes, and patient safety.  Our mission is to provide superior health and medical services to meet patients’ needs in the state and the region.

A regional campus of Central Michigan University College of Medicine and also a base hospital for Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, our physicians are eager to share their knowledge and skills with students and residents. On-site lectures and educational facilities, including an on-site simulation lab, combine with connectivity to Michigan State University’s vast medical education resources create an excellent clinical learning environment. 


Students are welcome to rotate through any one of our available clerkships:

  • Allergy
  • Anesthesiology
  • Bariatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine/Ultrasound
  • ENT
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology
  • Hand Surgery
  • ICU
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine 
  • Neurology - Inpatient & Outpatient
  • Neurosurgery
  • OB/GYN
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastics
  • PM&R
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Radiology/Oncology
  • Research
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Urgent Care
  • Urology
  • Wound Care 



Matt Hysell

Matthew Hysell, MD

Research Director     

Emergency Medicine Core Faculty 

Hometown: Midland, Michigan
Undergraduate Education: 
University of Notre Dame
Medical School: 
University of Michigan
University of Michigan - St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Birding, photography.
Why I Chose Lakeland: 
It is a hospital that functions in many respects like a tertiary care center but is located in a small community with great access to the outdoors and excellent school systems.

If you have any program specific questions, please contact:

Tonya Parish

Senior Medical Student Program Coordinator     

(269) 985-4517