U-M Medical School Alumni
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Your built-in network starts in med school

Our Michigan Medical School alumni can always be found at the forefront of their chosen fields here, and at medical institutions across the country and around the world. For the past 10 years, our program has had one of the highest percentages of any medical school for graduates who go on to hold faculty positions in their academic careers. They are an active and vital part of the med student experience, providing guidance and support to our next generation of physician leaders:

  • Conversations with Leadership: throughout the year, notable University of Michigan Medical School alumni return to campus as featured guests of our Conversations with Leadership series. Alumni share their experiences and expertise, followed by a Q & A with students. Some speaker events are co-sponsored with student groups like NextGen Med.
  • Career Dinners
  • HOST program for M4 residency interviews
  • Medical Student Senior Awards
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Medicine At Michigan

Medicine at Michigan is published three times a year by the Medical School's Office of Medical Development and Alumni Relations and includes reports on research activities, educational initiatives and patient care services of Michigan Medicine, as well as on news of note regarding alumni, faculty and students.

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Kahli Zietlow, MD: Building interprofessional teams
Kahli Zietlow, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of internal medicine who specializes in geriatric medicine. Originally from Michigan, she earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan before attending Duke University, where she earned her medical degree and completed her residency and fellowship. Dr. Zietlow returned to U-M in 2020 and is currently the associate director of Interprofessional Education (IPE) at UMMS and the associate program director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. She is passionate about IPE, geriatric medicine and medical education. Read on to learn more about Dr. Zietlow, including her talent as a wildlife photographer!
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Alli Ruff, MD, MHPE: Helping students succeed
Alli Ruff, MD, MHPE is a clinical associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Originally from Florida, she came to Michigan after earning her MD from the University of Miami and completing an internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Dr. Ruff loves working with learners at all levels and fills many roles around the medical school. Find out how she faces challenges as a physician and her most important advice for medical students.
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Gabriela Leticia Maica: Breaking through language and cultural barriers
Gabriela Leticia Maica (she/her/ella), pictured far right above, comes from Staten Island, NY.
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