Alcona Health Center announced Thursday a new collaboration with MyMichigan Medical Center Midland to bring a rural track, family medicine residency program to Alpena County.
This program allows licensed, recently graduated doctors to continue training in a hands-on environment. These residents receive mentorship and supervision from a Faculty Healthcare Provider while gaining real world experience and a better understanding of practicing medicine in a rural setting.
MyMichigan Midland Family Medicine Residency — Alcona Health Center Campus will be located within the existing AHC location in Ossineke. Joining the AHC team will be Faculty Provider, Michelle LaFave, MD and second-year family medicine residents, Christian Grant, MD and David Westphal, MD.
LaFave will fill the role of faculty provider for the family medicine residents.
In 2023, two additional family medicine residents will join the program. Residents participating in the MyMichigan Family Medicine Residency program who choose the rural track at the AHC campus will each see patients at the Ossineke office for two years.
There will be up to four residents in the program at a time.
Additional information about the program can be found at mymichigan.org/residency and at alconahealthcenters.org/location/Ossineke-clinic/
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