December 17, 2017

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Meet ACMC’s 2015-2016 Medical Students

You may see some new faces in your exam room the next time you’re at ACMC. They’re future doctors on rotation at ACMC. Every year ACMC hosts medical students—mostly from the University of Minnesota’s Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) and Des Moines University.  These medical students are looking at a rural experience to see if [More]

Medical Students on What They’ve Learned on Rotation at ACMC

Medical students Allison Homstad and Libby Feist are finishing up their rotations at ACMC in Willmar before heading back to medical school to complete their fourth year of education. Both reflected on everything they’ve learned in their time working with the healthcare team at ACMC Allison Homstad, Des Moines University I’ve spent my third year [More]

A Day in the Life of Medical Student

Most people will never know what it’s like to be a medical student: the long hours of studying, learning from fellow students and doctors and the rewarding time spent on different rotations. But we’re giving you a peek at life as a medical student. Every year ACMC hosts a variety of students who spend time in our clinics [More]

Medical Student Libby Feist Practicing Medicine and Spanish during RPAP Experience

Growing up in New Prague, Minn., Libby Feist loved watching the television show ER with her mom. It’s what first sparked her interest in the medical field. Science classes were her favorite, and a human anatomy class she took in high school was further proof that it may be the right career for her. But [More]

Medical Student Alex Hartley’s Road to Psychiatry

ACMC fourth-year medical student Alexandra Hartley didn’t take the traditional path into medicine like many of her peers. After finishing her undergraduate degree at the University of St. Thomas, she spent five years working with adults with mental illness in the Twin Cities. That was when she realized if she wanted to bring mental health [More]

Medical Student Allison Homstad Putting Her Education to Practice at ACMC

It was a normal afternoon in 2005 working at the hospice care facility for Allison Homstad. It was summer break between her sophomore and junior year in high school. She was happily baking cookies when one of the residents came into the kitchen and sat down. Allison tried making small talk with him, but despite [More]

Meet ACMC’s 2014-2015 Medical Students

You may see some new faces the next time you’re at ACMC. They’re future doctors on rotation at ACMC. Every fall ACMC is fortunate to host several medical students from the University of Minnesota’s Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) and Des Moines University.  Occasionally students from medical schools across the nation choose to conduct their [More]

The Path from Dietitian to Physician Assistant

Tamara Berg—formerly Tamara Hein, she recently got married—was a dietitian at ACMC in Willmar until she decided to go to school to become a physician assistant (PA). Now she’s back completing her clinical rotations. She first got the idea of going back to school several years ago while working with Teri Larson, a former physician assistant [More]

Medical Student Kristin Comstock Reflects on Rotations at ACMC-Granite Falls

As a third-year medical student, I am studying and working at ACMC-Granite Falls under Dr. Art Rillo. Originally from Roseau, Minn., I am studying medicine through the University of Minnesota.  I completed my first two years of medical school in Duluth. The Rural Physicians Associates Program Led Me to ACMC in Granite Falls Going into [More]

Habla Español? Third-Year Medical Student Matt Cabrera Svendsen Does.

Third-year medical student Matt Cabrera Svendsen was working on his master of public health degree when he volunteered his time at the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic in Minneapolis.  Many of his patients spoke Spanish, but he did not.  He quickly realized that no matter how much medical knowledge he had, language barriers made it difficult for [More]