Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 29 : Summer 2016 - Page 23

Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services have been selected to participate in a special program that brings 3rd Year Medical Students to Aroostook County. In partnership with Maine Medical Center (MMC) in Portland Maine, Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) offers a Maine Track for applicants who are interested in a unique, innovative curriculum that offers clinical training experiences in Maine and exposes medical students to the unique aspects of rural practice as well as training in a major tertiary medical center. Kris Doody, RN, CEO at Cary said that the opportunity for Cary and Pines to participate in the program has multiple advantages for both students and the hospital. “We believe we offer a very unique culture here at Cary”, said Doody. “We offer a very supportive environment, a family atmosphere, and a variety of clinical scenarios that presents the students with a dynamic setting. We hope that Signing the new Tufts University School of Medicine – Maine Medical Center Program, (TUSM-MMC) 3rd year Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship, (LIC) program, are (left to right), Robert Trowbridge, MD, LIC Director, Tufts University School of Medicine-Maine Medical Center Program, Internal Medicine Clerkship Director, Maine Medical Center; Peter Bates, MD, Sr. Vice President, Chief Academic Officer, Academic Dean, Tufts University School of Medicine-Maine Medical Center Program; Kris Doody, RN, Cary Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, and Jim Davis, Pines Health Services Chief Executive Officer. SUMMER 2016 21