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Dr. Ernest Yoder ’74

Dr. Ernest Yoder ’74

Now the founding dean of Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine, Dr. Yoder hasn’t forgotten his undergraduate years at Alma College. “The close relationships between faculty and students is just one of the many unique aspects of Alma. It’s hard to believe I could have gotten the same preparation anywhere else. Alma was the beginning of everything.”

I graduated in

1974

I studied

Chemistry

Since graduating from Alma

Yoder has 30 years of experience in medicine including work at Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, St. John Health, and Ascension Health. Prior to that, he was the chief medical resident and on the faculty at Wayne State University.

 

He graduated from Wayne State University Medical School in 1978 and also earned a doctorate in education there.

My Alma education

“The close relationships between faculty and students is just one of the many unique aspects of Alma, and this style of education prepared me in a unique way for medicine,” says Yoder. “It’s hard to believe I could have gotten the same preparation anywhere else. Alma was the beginning of everything.”

My favorite professors(s) included

He and his wife met while undergraduates and were married 36 years ago by philosophy professor emeritus Wesley Dykstra.