CMU Medical Students Partner with Providers in North Branch & Sandusky
A select group of medical students have begun their third year of study practicing in Sanilac and Lapeer Counties as a result of a partnership with Central Michigan University College of Medicine (CMED). CMED has a strong desire to provide a sustainable supply of highly-trained physicians to underserved regions of Michigan and the Midwest.
On July 5th, McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital, as affiliates of United Healthcare Partners, will warmly welcome three CMU medical students to their facilities and communities. These students will work in partnership with clinical physicians and staff as part of a six-month program called the Comprehensive Community Clerkship (CCC) that aims to expand upon their previous two years of classroom studies. McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital are two of many CCC sites in the state working in partnership with CMED, and this is their third year hosting students.
At McKenzie Health System, Mark English (left) of Port Sanilac, MI and Mutshipay Mpoy (right) of Brentwood, NY will work in partnership with Dr. Michael Merkler in Sandusky serving patients’ family health care needs. Mark completed his undergraduate studies at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI and earned a degree in biology. His interests include: movies, reading, watching Pistons basketball, and listening to rock music. Mpoy completed his undergraduate studies at Hofstra University in East Garden City, NY and earned a degree in health sciences. His interests include: food, exercise, movies, comics, friends, religion, and politics.
At Marlette Regional Hospital, Yisheng Cao of Toronto, Canada will work in partnership with Dr. William Starbird in North Branch serving patients’ family health care needs. Yisheng completed his undergraduate studies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and earned a degree in medical sciences. His interests include: volleyball, skiing, and traveling.
These students will work in partnership with McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital through December 2017. Please join us in welcoming these students to our communities!