Tincknell in MSU administrator role


MARQUETTE — Susan Tincknell was recently named community administrator of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine U.P. Region Campus.

Prior to Tincknell beginning her new role in October, Tincknell was the residency administrator of the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program, UP Health System-Marquette, a position she assumed in 2000, according to a press release. She has worked in the health care realm for nearly 28 years.

Tincknell received her bachelor of science degree in communication studies with a minor in management from Northern Michigan University.

“I am extremely honored to be working alongside such bright medical students,” Tincknell said. “One of my goals is to continue what Patti Copley, (who recently retired from the position after 15 years), has done so well–to provide support and guidance to our students as they pursue their clinical training, and ultimately their medical specialty.”

Stuart Johnson, CEO and community assistant dean, said the administrator plays a vital role in running the U.P. campus and meeting needs of students and faculty.

“Susan has incredible organizational and administration knowledge and skill,” Johnson said. “More importantly, she cares deeply about the people. This includes our students, faculty, staff and our community.”

The MSU College of Human Medicine U.P. Region Campus works in conjunction with UP Health System-Marquette to coordinate the training of family medicine residents and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine medical students. Since its inception in 1974, 278 medical students and 192 resident physicians have graduated from the two programs. Currently, about 30 percent of the MSU College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region Campus physicians are practicing in the U.P. in primary care and additional specialties of medicine.