Week in Review: Week of April 3, 2017

April 7, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

It’s Friday — which means it’s time for the Week in Review!

Med student Molly Fausone shared her journey into medicine following a traumatic neck injury; experts offered tips on how to build a more secure financial future (just in time for tax season!); a nurse described why she took a closer look at cancer’s prominent role in her family’s history; and readers learned more about the medical school’s branches program, which allows students to pursue their own unique educational interests.

In case you missed it, here’s the latest:

Accessible education: Medical school attracts students of all backgrounds

Everyone in the Michigan Medicine community has a unique background filled with people and events that inspired a career devoted to helping those in need. For med student Molly Fausone, her journey into medicine began after her recovery from a serious neck injury in 2005. Read Molly’s remarkable story and how she hopes to make a difference in the lives of patients and families.

Building your financial future: What you need to know

How much do you know about retirement savings plans? Did you know you can open one at any time, not just during the university’s annual open enrollment period? Or that Michigan Medicine provides a 2-for-1 match on the funds you contribute to a basic plan? As tax day approaches, learn tips and information from financial experts on how to save enough today to better prepare for tomorrow.

Lynch syndrome and colon cancer: One nurse’s story

More than a decade ago, nurse Lisa Sylvest learned about Lynch syndrome during a Michigan Medicine Grand Rounds presentation. As it turned out, the same genetic mutation related to Lynch syndrome played a major role in a number of her family members receiving a cancer diagnosis. Click here to read Sylvest’s story and how she spread the word about Lynch syndrome.

Medical students branch out during final two years

During their first two years on campus, U-M medical students build a foundation in scientific and clinical education. Once they reach years three and four, however, a new phase of the transformed curriculum allows them to pursue their own unique interests. Click through for more on the branches program and how it makes medical education “more meaningful” for students.