November 20, 2017

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Rural Healthcare in Action: My Two Weeks in Granite Falls

Medical student, Lily Wood, spent two weeks with us for her  Summer Institute for Medical Student (SIMS) experience. This is her reflection on the time she spent at ACMC-Granite Falls.  “I arrived in Granite Falls, Minnesota after a 2.5 hour drive, mostly through corn fields and teeny towns, at the end of July. I was [More]

Music and Medicine: How Medical Student Noah Kelm Went from Singer to Surgeon

As a third-year medical student, Noah Kelm is well on his way to becoming a doctor. Although Noah felt he was always meant to be in the medical field, it wasn’t the first dream he set out to achieve. Before becoming a medical student, he pursued his dreams of becoming a professional musician. Noah has [More]

Gunjan Shah on Her Time as an Ambulatory Pharmacy Resident in Willmar

When most people think of a pharmacist, they picture someone behind a counter, filling prescriptions. However, pharmacy resident, Gunjan Shah, has helped broaden this definition, successfully bringing ambulatory pharmacy to ACMC and Cash Wise Pharmacy in Willmar. As the first resident of the program in Willmar, Gunjan faced unique challenges and achieved many milestones in the [More]

Medical Student Brooklyn Leitch and Her Path to Pediatrics

Growing up, Brooklyn Leitch wasn’t sure what she wanted to do for a career. What she did know was that she wanted to do something where she could care for children. In high school, when classmates were getting jobs at department stores or restaurants, Brooklyn spent her time babysitting. That’s what sparked the passion that [More]

Willmar Medical Students Continue Efforts to Address Community Health Needs

Many medical students leave lasting impressions on ACMC. This impact is often seen through the projects they complete during their time in the community and at the clinic. Each student is required to chooses an area of interest and develop a program that helps alleviate an issue affecting the community’s health. When a former medical [More]

Pharmacy Residency Brought to ACMC

ACMC Health, in collaboration with Cash Wise Clinic Pharmacy in Willmar, is excited to host its first Pharmacy resident. This residency, which is focused on Ambulatory Care, is being offered by the University of Minnesota. An Ambulatory Care pharmacist has the advanced knowledge and expertise to focus on the special needs of patients who have [More]

Breaking Barriers: Medical Student Brings Fitness to Somali Women

In an empty classroom at a repurposed elementary school building in Willmar, Minnesota, third-year medical student, Robin Sautter, created a place where Somali women could exercise in a setting that met their cultural and physical activity needs. In the transition from their home country, Somali refugee women often had to alter their active lifestyles when entering a westernized [More]

Traveling, Medicine and Third-Year Medical Student Molly Manthe

Whether it’s a cross-country trip or a trip overseas, Molly Manthe has always loved traveling.   As a third-year Des Moines University medical student, Molly is spending the school year on rotation at ACMC in Willmar. Although with her busy medical student schedule, it’s been impossible to pack up and hit the road lately—other than a [More]

Photography, Global Health Come Together for Medical Student Robin Sautter

You’ve heard the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” It’s one of the things ACMC third-year University of Minnesota-Duluth medical student Robin Sautter loves most about photography. Robin first got interested in photography her junior year of college. She was involved in several extracurricular organizations and found that an image was a great [More]

Third-Year Medical Student Gavin Maurer Experiences Life as a Small Town Physician

Third-year medical student Gavin Maurer pulls his ’78 Chevy pick-up up the driveway of his parent’s farm in Morgan, which is about 15 miles southeast of Redwood Falls. He’s just there for a visit, but he enjoys going back home again and wishes he had the time to jump back into the familiar routine of [More]