Next Round of CMU Medical Students Welcomed

January 20, 2017

Memorial Healthcare is pleased to announce its next group of Central Michigan University College of Medicine students for their Comprehensive Community Clerkship program.

Those pictured include (l-r) Gregory Thomas, Aamir Ahmed, Kristi Wragg, Taylor Wallen, and Ayesha Yalamarthy. Not pictured is Christopher Khoury.

This formal affiliation of Memorial Healthcare’s hospital and clinics with the Central Michigan University (CMU) College of Medicine began in June 2015. Dr. Michael Schmidt, orthopedic surgeon at Mid-Michigan Orthopedics, serves as the programs Regional Assistant Clerkship Director.

This phase of the student physician’s clinical education comes after completing two years of rigorous classroom work in which all aspects of human medicine are taught along with learning the basic clinical skills needed to accurately obtain a patient’s medical history, perform a physical examination, and undertake diagnostic decision-making.

The Comprehensive Community Clerkship requires the student to move into the host community and begin the process of becoming a physician by immersing themselves in the community and the physician’s practice for six months. In this manner, the student physician begins to expand on the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and gains an understanding of the complex relationship between the health of an individual and where and how that person lives, works, and plays.

Those physicians participating in this round of the Comprehensive Community Clerkship program include Dr. Roy Small, Chesaning; Dr. Anthony Patsy, Owosso; Dr. Douglas Forsyth, Chesaning; Dr. Reem Salman, Owosso; and Dr. Wael Salman, Owosso.