MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region Campus recently announced results of Match Day for 8 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. It takes place the third Friday of March each year. The National Resident Matching Program is the system through which the 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:
• Angelea (Young) Heider of Chassell, Mich., Medicine – Pediatrics, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan
• Jared Meyette of Hancock, Mich., Pediatrics, Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, Michigan
• Hannah Miller of Jackson, Mich., Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
• Felicia Nip of Woodhaven, Mich., Anesthesiology, UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
• Ashley Parent of Marquette, Mich., Internal Medicine, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan
• Eric Schaff of China Township, Mich., Radiation Oncology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
• Chris Steele of Three Lakes, Mich., Medicine-Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
• Kirsten Wilhelm of Traverse City, Mich., Child Neurology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
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 are very proud of these students. They are a testament to the caliber of medical students we train at UPHS-Marquette and throughout the Upper Peninsula,” said Stuart Johnson, chief executive officer and community assistant dean of the MSU College of Human Medicine U.P. Region. “That sense of pride is shared by the excellent teaching physicians and health systems who provide one-on-one training for them. Many of our graduates decide to return to the Upper Peninsula to provide primary and sub-specialty medical care. This is a great tribute to the vision that the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, UP hospitals, local physicians, community members, and legislators developed over 40 years ago and continue to honor today. “
At the end of the 2018 school year, 286 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.