Match Day reveals future for MSU-CHM U.P. Region students

Marquette, MI – The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region Campus recently announced results of Match Day for 12 graduating medical students. The MSU College of Human Medicine U.P. Region is a medical education collaborative between the MSU College of Human Medicine and UP Health System - Marquette, a Duke LifePoint Hospital.

Match Day is the much anticipated day when medical students across the country learn where they will train in their chosen specialty. The National Resident Matching Program is the system through which these results are obtained.

The medical residency interview and selection process allows each applicant to rank their top choices of medical residency programs, while the programs in turn rank their top applicants. Then, all of the rankings and results are computed by the National Resident Matching Program with a computer algorithm to most effectively link students to their preferred program. The process culminates on “match day” – when the results are revealed, and the new residents find out where they “matched” and where they will attend residency for the next phase of their medical training.

Results from this year’s match are as follows:

  • ·         James Bailey of Ishpeming, Mich., Thoracic Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • ·         Bryan Brazeau of Ishpeming, Mich., Emergency Medicine, Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Saginaw, Mich.
  • ·         Vishnu Chander of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wis.
  • ·         Karl Damroth of Chetek, Wis., General Surgery, Bassett Medical Center New York, Cooperstown, N.Y.
  • ·         David Hess of Shoreview, Minn., Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wis.
  • ·         Tyler Junttila of Calumet, Mich., Ophthalmology, State University of New York Education Consortium, Buffalo, N.Y. Transitional Program, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Fargo, N.D.
  • ·         Michelle King of Laurium, Mich., Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, Minn.
  • ·        Sarah Robbins of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Family Medicine, Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Mich.
  • ·         Mark Sarazin of Houghton, Mich., General Surgery, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Mich.
  • ·         Chelsea Uganski of Whitehall, Mich., Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wis.
  • ·         Christine Warner of Spring Lake, Mich., Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Ill.
  • ·         Nicole Zimmer of Dimondale, Mich., Family Medicine, MidMichigan Medical Center, Midland, Mich.

As part of the MSU College of Human Medicine U.P. Region, these students took part in the Rural Physician Program that offered them the unique opportunity to experience hands-on medical care in a rural setting while training at clinics and hospitals throughout the Upper Peninsula.

 “We take tremendous pride in the quality of education our medical students get at UPHS – Marquette and throughout the Upper Peninsula,” said Bill Short, MD, chief executive officer and community assistant dean of the MSU College of Human Medicine U.P. Region. “Our physician teachers provide terrific one-on-one training with these top notch students. Many of our graduates decide to return to the Upper Peninsula as primary care or specialist physicians once completing their residencies, a tribute to the vision of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, UPHS-Marquette, and hospitals throughout the UP.”

 At the end of the 2017 school year, 278 medical students will have graduated from the MSU College of Human Medicine U.P. Campus. Currently, approximately 30 percent of the MSU CHM UP Campus physicians are practicing in the U.P. in primary care and various specialties of medicine.

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