Even though we often see patients in our short sleeves, there's nothing casual about our attitude toward quality medicine and a challenging curriculum. But when the work day is finished, we plunge into a variety of personal pastimes or into serious relaxation in one of the most beautiful natural areas left in the world!
Balance - Education - Commitment
Several of the faculty physicians are board certified in at least two specialties, and each brings unique strengths and interests to the program. As you'll see in the following biographies, the scope of faculty interests outside of medicine is truly global, but our priorities center around our families. Life in Marquette is about balance, and we strive to structure the residency program so that our residents receive excellent education and achieve a semblance of balance as well.
The faculty meets weekly to discuss the operations and plans for the program, with the chief residents helping to make this a time for honest exchange of ideas, sharing and growth. Faculty retreats serve to maintain the sense of shared purpose in setting long-range goals. The faculty, individually and collectively, have made a commitment to the program and community.
WILLIAM M. SHORT, M.D.
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 the interim CEO of the Upper Peninsula Health Education Corportation and Community Assistant Dean for 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.
STUART K. JOHNSON, D.O.
Stuart K. Johnson, D.O., is the Director of Osteopathic Medical Education for the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Johnson has a special interest in promoting the principles of osteopathic medicine. His belief in these principles has instilled a desire to promote osteopathic medical education in the residency and throughout the community. Dr. Johnson is also involved in directing the PALS course and assists in instructing the ALSO and Advanced Airway courses offered to the medical community. He completed a National Institute of Program Directors Fellowship in April of 2008.
Dr. Johnson is involved in local church and community activities. He and his wife enjoy raising their four children. His interests include woodworking, remodeling and outdoor activities.
SUZANNE CLARKE, M.D.
Dr. Clarke is an Assistant Director at the residency. She was born and raised in rural lower Michigan, receiving her bachelor degree from Albion College with majors in Biology and Psychology. She received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU-CHM) on the UP Campus and completed her Family Practice Residency training at the Mid-Michigan Regional Medical Center in Midland. Dr. Clarke is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and completed a Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship at MSU. She is also a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.
Dr. Clarke practiced the full spectrum of rural medicine in Ironwood, Michigan, for seven years. Precepting medical student rotations in Ironwood led to her interest in teaching and she then joined the Residency Program in 2000.
Special interests include Resident well-being, family-centered maternity care, rural health care issues, women’s health care, and international medical missions. She has been involved with the residents in short term medical mission trips to Guatemala, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Dr. Clarke is the faculty advisor for first-year residents and Director of the Family Medicine Clerkship for medical students at the MSU-CHM Upper Peninsula Campus. She particularly enjoys the interactions with the medical students and residents and sees them as an “opportunity to help develop tomorrow’s physicians.”
Dr. Clarke’s personal interests include singing, swimming, taking walks with her dog, Prance, cruising with the local Corvette Club, and just about anything else that takes advantage of the beauty of God’s Country!
M. SCOTT DOUGHTY, M.D.
After graduating from the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program in 1995, Dr. Doughty worked in the UP and Alaska for two years before moving to Zuni, New Mexico. There he worked with the Indian Health Service for 10 years as a family physician and diabetes program director. In addition to the richness of a cross-cultural experience, Scott returns to Marquette with a better understanding of community-oriented primary care, Native American health issues, and rural Family Medicine.
Scott also returns with a bigger family. He and his wife, Amy, a certified nurse-midwife, now have three daughters. They look forward to hiking, berry-picking/eating, cycling, dog sledding, and connecting with old and new friends.
BRIAN WAITE, M.D.
Dr. Waite joined the faculty of the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program in February, 2008. He is a former Marquette resident, having graduated in 1999. In the interim, he practiced in a small Family Medicine group on Whidbey Island, in the Puget Sound in Washington State. His undergraduate training was in Anthropology at Washington State University, and he received his MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine. His intent was always to practice Family Medicine in a rural setting, and he participated in the WAMI (Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) rural medicine track in medical school.
His special interests include EMR/EHR, chronic disease management, billing and coding, and implementing the concepts of TransforMed and the Future of Family Medicine, which focus on the quality of the delivery of health care.
He and his wife are very happy to be back in the U.P. and their two daughters love the outdoor activities available. He enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing, and is still perfecting his igloo building techniques.
Marquette Family Medicine Residency Administrator
Susan Tincknell, C-TAGME
Susan Tincknell, C-TAGME
Among many other duties, Susan is the person responsible for arranging residency interviews. Her knowledge of ERAS and the overall recruitment experience ensures all applicants receive a worthwhile interview in Marquette. Susan also creates resident rotation schedules and manages residency office staff. Additionally, Susan works with third and fourth-year Michigan State University College of Human Medicine medical students at the Upper Peninsula campus assisting them with residency application and interview preparations.
Susan attended Northern Michigan University and has worked within the health system for 20 years, 12 of those have been with the Residency. She is a native of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Susan enjoys gardening, traveling, stamping and spending time with family.
Susan has been the coordinator of the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program since 2000, and recently became Michigan’s first medical professional to be certified in graduate medical education training administration with added qualifications in Family Medicine by the National Board of Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education Programs (TAGME).
TAGME was created in 2003 to establish standards for the different medical professions, to acknowledge the expertise needed to successfully manage graduate medical education programs and to recognize training program administrators who have achieved competence in all fields related to their profession.
Susan is a member of the Association of Family Medicine Administrators (AFMA) and previously completed their Residency Administrative Training Program. She has also been a presenter at both the Residency Program Solutions Conference and the National Center for the Evaluation of Family Medicine Residency Program Annual Conference.
Before Susan became TAGME certified, she helped develop the TAGME certification assessment for Family Medicine. A task force was created in 2007 by TAGME and AFMA after a survey indicated large interest in establishing a certification program for Family Medicine administrative professionals. She was responsible for writing assessment questions, piloting the exam and creating the Family Medicine Acronym Guide.
During development of the Assessment, the AFMA president-elect nominated Susan to the Board of Directors based on her involvement in the creation of the TAGME Assessment. She was elected to the Board of Directors and chairs the TAGME committee, which includes being a voting member on the National Board of Certification TAGME Board of Directors.
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