Hills & Dales is pleased to announce a continued partnership with Central Michigan University’s (CMU) Comprehensive Community Clerkship program, part of the CMU Medical School. CMU College of Medicine has a strong emphasis on rural and medically underserved regions. In a few weeks, Hills & Dales will welcome two medical students, which marks the beginning of a fourth series of students joining Hills & Dales.
This clerkship allows the students to gain essential experience in a rural setting. Beginning January 16, two CMU Medical Students will partner with Dr. Surendra Raythatha at Cass City Family Practice. He will serve as their primary mentor. Additionally, the students will rotate through other clinics (pediatrics, orthopedics, and general surgery), as well as spend time in the emergency department, operating room, and inpatient unit.
Katherine Copely, from Kalamazoo, earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology at the University of Michigan. Her interests include figure skating, crocheting, dancing, yoga and fitness.
Gabrielle Barringer, from North Muskegon, earned her Major in Microbiology and Minor in Nutritional Services from Michigan State University. She enjoys watching movies, reading, going for walks, and spending time with family and friends.
The students are third year medical students with Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine. They will work with Hills & Dales until July of 2017. Jean Anthony, President & CEO says, “Working with CMU’s students has been very rewarding for us. It’s exciting to see the students learn and grow, as well as to see our physicians mentoring them. We hope this experience gives the students an understanding of the importance of rural healthcare.”