Summer internships supplement medical education for rising M2s
Sara Dykowski, Class of 2019, presents anatomy research from her summer internship.

Thirty-six, Class of 2019 OUWB students wrapped up their first year of medical school and, instead of taking a much-deserved break, they switched gears by participating in the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine /Beaumont Health summer internship program.

“The summer internship program provides students with hands-on clinical, community, educational and research opportunities for rising M2 students,” said Tracy Wunderlich, OUWB director, research training.

Students worked side-by-side with clinical faculty at Beaumont Hospital while some spent time with OUWB Department of Biomedical Sciences faculty members on campus, where, for the first time, four of them developed a study that included the anatomy lab. Students also worked on site with community partners at Easter Seals, South Oakland Shelter, Downtown Boxing Gym and Legal Aid for Children and Families. 

“The program is meant to foster both personal and professional development in the students,” said Wunderlich.

Gaining valuable experience

Additionally, the internship included an opportunity to create a poster about their areas of study to present during Orientation Week to the incoming Class of 2020.

The following is a roster of students who were accepted to the program and their internship location.

Miriam AhmadRefugee Health
Mohammed AhmedAnatomy
Khashayar ArianpourGeneral Surgery
Jonathan ChanGeneral Surgery
Baibing ChenPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rollin CookRefugee Health
Melissa DankoEmergency Medicine – Observation Med
Matthew DrogowskiMedical Education
Sara DykowskiAnatomy
Jessica DzubnarBreast Surgery
Austin FanInterventional Radiology
Lauren FosterRadiation Oncology
Devon FreudenbergerOrthopaedic Surgery
Sam GamskyRefugee Health
Allison Gurney-McMasterUrology
Timothy HellandAnatomy
Derrick HuangDowntown Boxing
Christine HudeOrthopaedic Surgery
Gayatri JainagarajLACF
Brian LeeNeurology
Christopher LehmanSouth Oakland Shelter
Ahmad Masri-ElyafaouiEmergency Medicine – Summer Research
Kyaw NaingPediatrics
Brandon NguyenOrthopaedic Surgery
Felix Orelaru AjuloInternal Medicine
Andrew PhamInterventional Radiiology
Zachary SchwagerPathology
Joshua ShafquatPediatrics
Manali ShahEmergency Medicine – Cardiac Care
Vivek ShahInternal Medicine
Kanika ThaparRadiation Oncology
Trevor TooleyAnatomy
Carla VillarrealFamily Medicine
Nicholoas von SchrottEmergency Medicine – Observation Med
Spencer WilhelmOrthopaedic Surgery
Daniel YamaneEaster Seals
Brian YuhanRadiation Oncology