Tufts medical students arrive for local training

6 years ago

CARIBOU, Maine — Two medical students from Tufts University have arrived in The County for nine months of training that will introduce them to rural health care.

Pines Health Services and Cary Medical Center have announced Maine Track MD Program participants Corinne Carland and Hannah Martin have joined their team for a nine-month Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC).

In partnership with Maine Medical Center (MMC) in Portland, Tufts University School of Medicine offers Maine Track for applicants who are interested in a unique, innovative curriculum that includes clinical training experiences in Maine. The Maine Track exposes medical students to the unique aspects of rural practice as well as training in a medical center.

Hannah Martin (Contributed)

Corinne Carland, Maine Track Program Class of 2020, grew up in Shapleigh before moving to Boston to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she majored in both chemical engineering and biology. Specifically interested in how broader health systems impact patient wellness, Carland went on to pursue her master of science in technology and policy.

“I am excited to be part of this program to have an in-depth exposure to medicine in a rural setting like Maine,” said Carland. “As a physician, I am committed to working on structural changes to policies and systems to ensure wellness and access to medical services for all.”

Hannah Martin, also in the Class of 2020, through her travel has always loved the community and nature of Maine. Graduating from Swarthmore College with a major in psychobiology, Martin worked for two years at a small health journalism firm in San Francisco, learning about new medicines and technologies associated with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

“At every juncture in my life, I consider how I can remain connected to my communities,” Martin said. “Some of the major challenges facing rural Maine health — including health education and healthcare access — as well as the nature of rural areas require successful physicians to dive into their communities.

“Beyond my love of Maine’s nature and history, this idea of returning to the communities and people of Maine is what ultimately made the Maine Track so special,” she said.

Lisa Caron, chief operating officer at Pines, said, “Our teams are thrilled to have Corinne and Hannah on board. It is our wish that they will walk away from this clerkship with valuable information that they can carry with them and implement as they continue the journey in their medical careers.”

Corinne Carland (Contributed)

Submitted by the Community Relations and Development Office of Cary Medical Center.