Grand Rapids Campus
Students rotating and/or working in Grand Rapids will be required to attend some classes in East Lansing in person. However, other courses and seminars can be attended in Grand Rapids via video conferencing, decreasing the commuting requirements of the student. Students are also encouraged to apply for a NSP Road Fellowship to help defray travel cost between MSU and Grand Rapids.
Neuroscience faculty located in Grand Rapids work in the department of Translational Sciences and Molecular Medicine
Grand Rapids faculty and students are located in the Van Andel Institute
- Free parking is limited on some city streets, including a section of Ionia Ave beginning one block west of Secchia Center and extending north, up Ionia
- Most city parking lots are free after 5PM
- Most streets around Secchia have meters, including Division Avenue and Ionia Ave. The City of Grand Rapids web site has information about more parking options
The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond.
The SPCP serves as the primary care provider and gatekeeper for medical students and their families who choose to designate SPCP as their primary care provider. All medical treatment for students and their families who designate SPCP as their primary care provider should begin with an SPCP office. Students may designate any SPCP location that is currently accepting new patients. The Gaslight Village location is the office closest to downtown. SPCP locations and hours can be found at: www.spectrumhealth.org.
As necessary and indicated, referrals for specialty treatment, labs, radiographs, and other ancillary medical services can be coordinated through SPCP.
Urgent and Emergency Care are available at all Spectrum locations.
Grand Rapids students also have ability to use any of the health facilities located on the East Lansing campus.
Olin Health Center is located at 463 East Circle Drive on the north end of campus between Berkey Hall and the Grand River parking ramp. Parking options are listed below.
Conveniently located in Brody, Holden, McDonel, and Hubbard Halls, these clinics are open to any MSU student for treatment of illness or minor injuries. For an appointment, call 517-353-4660.