CMU Medical Students Partner with MRH Providers in Marlette & North Branch

In July, Marlette Regional Hospital will warmly welcome two third-year Central Michigan University (CMU) College of Medicine (CMED) students to their facility and our Thumb Area communities.

These students will work in partnership with clinical physicians and staff as part of a six-month program called the Comprehensive Community Clerkship (CCC) that aims to expand upon their previous two years of classroom studies. CMED has a strong desire to provide a sustainable supply of highly-trained physicians to underserved regions of Michigan and the Midwest, and this is Marlette’s fifth year hosting students.

Fadi Aboona of Sterling Heights, MI will work in partnership with Dr. Jabir Akhtar in Marlette serving patients’ family healthcare needs. Fadi completed his undergraduate studies at Oakland University and earned a degree in biology. His interests include reading, playing soccer and spending time with family.

Michelle Jin of Rochester Hills, MI will work in partnership with Dr. William Starbird in North Branch serving patients’ family healthcare needs. Michelle completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and earned a degree in neuroscience. Her interests include reading and playing piano.

“Our partnership with CMED has given us tremendous opportunities to showcase our hospital, healthcare clinics, and other services to future physicians of our area. We are excited to welcome Fadi and Michelle to our communities and provide them with hands-on experience while also showcasing the importance of rural medicine. Please join me in welcoming Fadi and Michelle to our communities,” remarks MRH’s Chief Executive Officer Dan Babcock.

Fadi and Michelle will work in partnership with Marlette Regional Hospital through December 2019.