Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Margaret Thompson is the CHM interim associate dean for Academic Affairs and provides leadership to the preclinical, clinical, and academic support aspects of its legacy curriculum. Dr. Thompson is a family medicine physician who has led the Grand Rapid’s campus as community associate dean for 10 years and has been assistant dean for Clinical Curriculum for two years. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology, and, subsequently, from the University of Michigan medical school. Dr. Thompson completed one year of an obstetrics and gynecology residency before training in family practice at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. 

She moved to Grand Rapids in 1990 and was active in teaching both residents and medical students, serving for several years as the lead clerkship director for the family medicine clerkship. She has a long history of innovative medical education, partnerships in inter-professional education, community leadership on numerous boards, and excellent work with students and faculty across the state. Dr. Thompson wrote the college’s successful application to be one of the 10 pilot schools for the AAMC Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency program.