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McKenzie Health System to Welcome Central Michigan University Medical Student Michela Manga

As part of its ongoing partnership with Central Michigan University’s (CMU) Comprehensive Community Clerkship program, a part of the CMU Medical School, McKenzie Health System will welcome medical student Michela Manga in mid-January. CMU’s College of Medicine has a strong emphasis on rural and medically underserved regions, and this clerkship gives medical students the opportunity to gain essential experience in a rural setting.

A native of Waterford, Michigan, Manga will begin working with Dr. Matthew Gormley at the Croswell Clinic to expand her knowledge and skills in rural and family medicine. Manga received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science at Oakland University and enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and DIY projects.

“We look forward to welcoming Michela to McKenzie Health System and contributing to the wonderful next generation of physicians,” said Steve Barnett, President and CEO of McKenzie Health System. “This partnership with Central Michigan University gives our team a chance to share their expertise, our community a chance to shine, and these students a genuine chance to grow their skills and knowledge base.”

“Thank you for supporting the development of future doctors in our communities by hosting a Central Michigan University College of Medicine student in your practice. The opportunity to work with you and your patients is a critical step in their education,” the college shared in a prepared statement.

CMU’s Comprehensive Community Clerkship program is a 20-week medical education experience in underserved rural and urban communities in Michigan, with exposure to community-based primary care adult medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, emergency medicine, inpatient care, and surgical care.

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