William M. Short, M.D., became the Director of the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program in January 2001. He was a member of the program’s fourth graduating class and spent 12 years as an Assistant Director. On December 17, 2010, he was named CEO of the Upper Peninsula Health Education Corporation and the Community Assistant Dean at the UP Campus of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
Since becoming the residency director, Dr. Short has overseen two ACGME residency program reviews, receiving the highest rating after each evaluation. He is actively involved in the oversight of every aspect of the educational program. In addition, Dr. Short has added qualifications in Addiction Medicine and promotes resident education in this field. His unique insight in addiction management provides an exceptional added benefit to residents graduating from this program.
Keeping current on residency training requirements and developing innovative methods of integrating change into the program remains a satisfying aspect of Dr. Short's experience. He also takes great pleasure in the relationships developed with residents during their training and beyond.
On a personal note, Dr. Short is married and has four children. He enjoys the out of doors, especially hiking, biking, and cross country skiing. He also enjoys spending time with his family at their cottage in the western portion of the Upper Peninsula.