Incoming students welcomed

The MSU College of Human Medicine, U.P. Campus is pleased to welcome its new incoming students on Monday. The U.P. Campus, site of the Rural Physician Program, is one of seven community campuses across the state. Medical students interested in rural medicine can come to the campus to complete the Leadership in Rural Medicine Certificate during their last two years of medical education. “We are excited to welcome this class of students,” remarked Community Assistant Dean Stuart Johnson, DO, in a news release. “They have been engaged in clinical encounters with patients regularly since the first few weeks in medical school — we look forward to seeing what they have learned and helping them on their journey.” The U.P. Campus selects 12 students per year into the RPP through an interview process. Students get their clinical training primarily at UPHS - Marquette, as well as other communities and hospitals across the Upper Peninsula. In addition to training medical students, the program is closely affiliated with the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program. The Residency Program is a three-year unopposed program for young physicians pursuing the specialty of family medicine. “We are excited for another group of extremely bright students to join us in Marquette to complete their final years of medical school in the Upper Peninsula,” said Community Administrator Susan Tincknell. “These students will be working with our dedicated physician preceptors who provide outstanding medical education.” The incoming class of medical students include: Briana Calderon, Sophia Garfinkel, Mary Hamati, Riley Johnson, John Parent, Danielle Schepperley, Kenneth Seid, Elizabeth Tuma, Max Waldrup and Breanna Zehnder. “The majority of these students are originally from Michigan, with three UP natives, and a few joining us from other states,” said Tincknell. “Many of these students come back to the area to practice after their residency training, and we couldn’t be happier about that.” To learn more about the MSU College of Human Medicine, UP Campus, please visit