Wonderful Alumni!

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Author | Jennifer Jehnsen

So excited to match in Family Medicine at McLennan County Family Medicine in Waco, Texas!

So excited to match in Family Medicine at McLennan County Family Medicine in Waco, Texas!

With many wonderful electives, a continuity clinic and residency applications, my last year of medical school has definitely flown by! Although the residency application process was challenging at times, I'm so glad I had the opportunity to explore many different programs around the country and meet some wonderful people along the way.

While on the interview trail, I realized that our medical school has a huge alumni network with alumni practicing in every state. I met so many residents and attendings on the interview trail who either went to medical school at Michigan or had trained here for residency.

One alumna, Dr. Karen Delhey, was gracious enough to host me through the alumni hosting program when I was interviewing in Houston. Dr. Delhey is a urologist at the Texas Medical Center. She attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate degree and medical school, and received her M.D. degree in 1986. She completed her residency in Texas and has lived there ever since. Although she has lived in Texas for many years, she is still a proud Michigan alum. Her Texas license plate is "Go Blue"!

During my visit, not only did she welcome me into her home, she and her husband treated me to a delicious barbecue dinner and breakfast tacos the next morning. I loved chatting with her about what med school was like when she was here and how it has changed. I also got to ask her about what it's like to live in the Houston area. By the time I arrived in Houston, the residency interview process was getting quite stressful, so it was very inspiring and reassuring to chat with someone who had successfully gone through the residency interview/match process and has been happily practicing for many years.

The alumni hosting program was a great opportunity for me to meet a wonderful alumna from my medical school. I am so grateful for Dr. Delhey and all of our alumni who support us! Thank you so much, Dr. Delhey!


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