Medical students matched to residencies

After years of hard work and preparation, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine UP Campus medical students will learn where they will be for the next chapter of their education. Following months of traversing the country to visit and interview at residency programs, students and residency programs rank each other. Then they wait for the culmination of the annual National Resident Matching Program. The program pairs fourth-year medical students with residency programs throughout the nation and reveals the results on the third Friday in March. On March 15, MSU College of Human Medicine, UP Campus students, gathered with family, friends and peers for Match Day festivities at the Landmark Inn of Marquette. The MSU College of Human Medicine UP Campus students are bound for residency programs at the following programs: Tovah Aho of Marquette, Mich., Psychiatry/Rural, MSU College of Human Medicine, East Lansing; Cameron Anderson, of Gladstone, Mich., Ophthalmology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit; Cody Anderson, of Gladstone, Radiology, Transitional Program at Spectrum Health/MSU, followed by Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, Minn.; Luke Cayemberg, of Norway, Family Medicine at Beaumont Health, Troy; Dustin Collins, of Gilbert, Ariz., Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, Minn.; Alexandra Dinello, of Fenton, Mich., Emergency Medicine at Western Michigan University Stryker School of Medicine, Kalamazoo; Chelsea Meloche, of Grand Haven, Mich., Internal Medicine at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Caitlin (Polakowski) Payne, of Houghton, Neurological Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, N.H.; Kirsten Salmela, of Marquette, Mich., Psychiatry at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C.; Isaac Smith, of Rushville, Ind., Pediatrics at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati; and Valerie Taglione, of Houghton, Family Medicine at UP Health System Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program, Marquette. Dr. Stuart Johnson, CEO and community assistant dean, congratulated the students and their families. “We are very proud of these students. They are a testament to the caliber of medical students we train at UPHS-Marquette and throughout the Upper Peninsula,” said Dr. Johnson. “That sense of pride is shared by the excellent teaching physicians and health systems who provide one-on-one training for them. Back row, from left: Valerie Taglione, Caitlin (Polakowski) Payne, Chelsea Meloche, Alexandra Dinello and Kirsten Salmela. Front row: Dustin Collins, Isaac Smith, Luke Cayemberg, Cameron Anderson and Cody Anderson.