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
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 15th, 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 ofMarquette,
Mich., Psychiatry/Rural, MSU College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Mich.
Anderson, of Gladstone, Mich., Ophthalmology,
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich.
Anderson, of Gladstone, Mich., Radiology,
Transitional Program at Spectrum Health/MSU, followed by Mayo Clinic School of
Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, Minn.
Cayemberg, of Norway, Mich., Family
Medicine at Beaumont Health, Troy, Mich.
Collins, of Gilbert, Ariz., Family
Medicine at Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, Minn.
Dinello, of Fenton, Mich., Emergency
Medicine at Western Michigan University Stryker School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Meloche, of Grand Haven, Mich., Internal
Medicine at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich.
(Polakowski) Payne, of Houghton, Mich.,
Neurological Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, N.H.
Salmela, of Marquette, Mich., Psychiatry
at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC
Isaac Smith, of Rushville, Ind., Pediatrics at Cincinnati
Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Taglione, of Houghton, Mich., 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.”
The Match Day program also included remarks from Susan
Tincknell, director of student programs of MSU College of Human Medicine UP
Campus, who thanked parents and friends for their attendance and support.
“Thank you to the preceptors that educated and mentored our
students,” said Tincknell. “And thank you to the family and friends who have
provided endless emotional support, you are all behind the success of these
Johnson and Tincknell handed out the gold envelopes and led
a countdown just before 12 noon. Students tore into their envelopes to learn where
they will spend the next 3-5 years, then celebrated with loved ones.
At the end of the 2019 school year, 298 medical students will have
graduated from the MSU College of Human Medicine UP Campus. Currently,
approximately 30 percent of the MSU CHM UP Campus physicians are practicing in
the Upper Peninsula in primary care and various specialties of medicine.