Upper Peninsula - Community Info

Welcome to the Upper Peninsula Campus of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine!

W. Donald Weston, M.D., former Dean of the MSU-CHM, believed doctors could be trained in a remote area like the Upper Peninsula, but only with the support and effort of the people of the area. With a shortage of physicians interested in rural primary care, the best way to recruit and retain physicians was to reach those individuals who were from a small-town, rural environment and were interested in medicine. These individuals could train and ultimately practice in a rural area.

The Upper Peninsula Health Education Corporation (UPHEC) was created in partnership with Michigan State University and is one of seven community campuses located throughout the state. We are a small community campus providing personal, individualized training to 10 students per class, and we are considered the only rural primary care program of Michigan State University. For more information on our program, please click here

Upper Peninsula Administration Offices


Eric Jentoft, MD
Clerkship Director
(906) 228-7970

Susan Tinknell, BS, C-TAGME
Community Administrator
(906) 228-7970

Tami Frank
Clerkship Assistant
(906) 228-7971


Upper Peninsula Clerkship Program

418 West Magnetic Street
Marquette, MI 49855

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