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CMU Medical Students Partner with Providers in Sanilac & Lapeer Counties

Brandon Govan

Antonela Muca

Alexandra Ortiz

Medical students from Central Michigan University (CMU) College of Medicine (CMED) have begun their third year of study practicing in Sanilac and Lapeer Counties as a result of a partnership with McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital, affiliates of United Healthcare Partners. CMED has a strong desire to provide a sustainable supply of highly-trained physicians to underserved regions of Michigan and the Midwest.

On July 3rd, McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital 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. Marlette and McKenzie are two of many CCC sites in the state working in partnership with CMED, and this is their fourth year hosting students.

At McKenzie Health System, Alexandra Ortiz of Kalamazoo, MI will work in partnership with Dr. Matthew Gormley in Croswell serving patients’ family health care needs. Alexandra completed her undergraduate studies at Ferris State University and earned degrees in chemistry and biology/pre-medicine. Her interests include skiing, biking, cooking and reading.

At Marlette Regional Hospital, Antonela Muca of Warren, MI will work in partnership with Dr. Jabir Akhtar in Marlette serving patients’ family health care needs. Antonela completed her undergraduate studies at Wayne State University and earned a degree in biology. Her interests include reading, running, volleyball, watching movies and spending time with family.

Additionally, Marlette Regional Hospital will welcome Brandon Govan of Royal Oak, MI to work in partnership with Dr. William Starbird in North Branch serving patients’ family health care needs. Brandon completed his undergraduate studies at Grand Valley State University and earned a degree in biomedical sciences. His interests include working out, reading, outdoor activities and motorcycles.

These students will work in partnership with McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital through November 2018. Please join us in welcoming these students to our communities!

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