Administration - Graduate Medical Education

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GME Administration

The Graduate Medical Education office is responsible for the educational oversight of all graduate medical training programs sponsored by the MSU College of Human Medicine.

This department governs through the Graduate Medical Education Committee.  The GMEC is composed of the Directors of Medical Education of participating institutions, Residency and Fellowship Program Directors, Resident Representatives, and a Saftey Officer.  Among other things, this group monitors resident quality of education and work environment; establishes policies and procedures for residents; and maintains compliance and accreditation with the ACGME (Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education).

Follow this link for the GME Policy Manual.  It is also available from each program coordinator

Office Location: 

Sparrow Professional Building
1200 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 305
Lansing, MI  48912
Phone: 517-364-5892
Fax:  517-364-5899

Randolph L. Pearson, MD, FACSM, FAAFP
Director of Medical Education; Assistant Dean; Designated Institutional Officer

Randolph L. PearsonRandolph L. Pearson, MD, was appointed the Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education in July, 2007. Dr. Pearson has been a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at Michigan State University since 1986. Since that time, he has served as a team physician for MSU wrestling, volleyball and, since 1995, as the primary care physician for MSU football. A 1981 graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed a residency in family practice with the MSU/St. Lawrence Family Practice Residency in 1984, where he served as chief resident during his third year. Dr. Pearson has been actively involved in residency education throughout his career, serving as program director of the MSU/St. Lawrence Family Practice Residency and currently as Senior Associate Director of the Sparrow/MSU Family Medicine Residency. Since 1999, he has served as the program director of the MSU Sports Medicine Fellowship. He is currently serving his second term as a member of the College of Human Medicine’s Admissions Committee. He served as a volunteer physician at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in 1997, as team physician for the US Men’s Junior Basketball team in 1998 and as a team physician for the US delegation to the 1999 World University Games in Mallorca, Spain. He also serves as the Medical Director for the Michigan’s Susan G. Komen 3 Day For The Cure cancer walk.  Dr. Pearson and his wife, Chris, have three daughters, Ashley, Alexandra, and Abigail.

Maureen McGrail
GME Administrator

Confidential Hot Line

If residents have questions or concerns about their program, and do not feel comfortable raising them with the Program Director/faculty, Dr. Pearson is available by phone or e-mail.

There is also a confidential e-mail address ( where residents may send anonymous messages.  The GME Administrator monitors this mailbox, and removes all identifying information about the sender, before passing information on to Dr. Pearson.

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Randolph Pearson, MD – DME

Maureen McGrail – Adm. Asst.

Confidential Reporting:
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