Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program Welcomes New Residents

Marquette, Mich – On July 1 of this year, the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program welcomed a new class of residents to the program. The residency program is an education collaboration between UP Health System – Marquette and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

“We look forward to the arrival of our new residents.” said Brian Waite, MD, Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program Director, “It was an awesome interview season, and we’re very excited with their qualifications and enthusiasm. We’re sure we are going to have a great three years with our new residents, can’t wait to get started!”

During the fourth year of medical school, students begin the interview process with residency programs. Based on mutual rankings, a computer algorithm from the National Resident Matching Program calculates the match. The matches are revealed nationally on the third Friday of March.

The new Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program residents include:

Maria Barreras, MD
Medical degree:  American University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine
Undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Science in Biological Studies from the University of California Irvine

Brianna Cadigan, DO
Medical degree: A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Michigan State University

Natalie Madland, MD
Medical degree: American University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine Undergraduate degree:  Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Purdue University

Christine Nguyen, MD
Medical degree: American University of the Caribbean SOM
Undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Science in Biological Studies from the University of San Francisco

Michael Piggott, DO
Medical degree: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Michigan State University

Valerie Taglione, MD,
Medical degree: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from Michigan Technological University

To learn more about the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program, please visit: www.mgh.org/residenc

About Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region
The MSU College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region Campus works in conjunction with the 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, 298 medical students and 204 resident physicians have graduated from the two programs. Currently, approximately 30 percent of the students who graduated from MSU College of Human Medicine UP Campus and 39 percent of family medicine resident graduates are practicing across the Upper Peninsula Region.

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