College of Human Medicine

Student Ombudsperson

Meet Your CHM Student Ombudsperson

cs smallChristine Shafer, MD is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. She earned her BA in Education, MA in Curriculum and Instruction, and MD from Michigan State University. Her experience includes fifteen years as a CHM Psychiatry Clerkship Director and twelve years as the Assistant Dean for CHM Admissions, in addition to active work on many college committees. Dr. Shafer has contributed to the Virtuous Student/Virtuous Professional effort since its inception and she was the founding chapter advisor for the Gold Humanism Honor Society at the College of Human Medicine. She currently serves as the Senior Advisor to CHM Admissions while continuing with curriculum development, clinical training for residents, and work as an out-patient psychiatrist. 

For a prompt response, use the PCMR PROFESSIONAL CONCERNS AND MISTREATMENT FORM or the Concern/Comment/Question Form

Feel free to call me at 517-432-2996. You may leave a confidential voice mail if I am not available in my office. You may also email or however using the forms above are the most efficient way to get a quick response.


Alternate contact:

Christine Shafer, MD
909 Fee Road, B115 West
East Lansing, MI 48824
 Phone: 517-432-2996


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