UP Health System – Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program has six new residents

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MARQUETTE – UP Health System – Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program has six new physicians. Effective July 1st, 2016, the program welcomed William Barker, MD; Adam Butcher, MD; T. Michael Kates, DO; Kathryn Lerche, DO; James Sawyer, MD; and Riley Torreano, MD.
Drs. Barker, Butcher, Sawyer, and Torreano are graduates of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Kates received his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Dr. Lerche received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The UP Health System – Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program is a dually-accredited family medicine residency program based in Marquette. The community-based, three-year training program trains both allopathic and osteopathic physicians following the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) guidelines. Graduates of the program are qualified to manage the full spectrum of family medicine.
The Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program was founded in 1979 to provide young physicians with medical experience in the rural setting. The program has graduated 185 resident physicians with many alumni practicing in rural Midwest locations. Training takes place at UP Health System – Marquette within the clinic and hospital as well as at locations throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
The program also recently graduated five physicians on June 30th, 2016: Ryan Budloo, MD; Chad Rennie, MD; Saswat Sahu, MD; and Jyot Soni, MD. Justin LaCrosse, DO, graduated on July 7th, 2016 and Joe Steele, MD, will graduate from the program on October 8th, 2016. 
Four of the six 2016 graduates have accepted positions in the Upper Peninsula and will continue providing care in the region.

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