Timothy A. Churchill, President and CEO of Western Maine Health is pleased to announce the arrival of the Maine Medical Center Tufts University School of Medicine Class of 2019 Medical Students. Adriana Eurich, Scott Merrill and Deidre Michaud will complete their nine month rural medicine clerkship at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
Adriana Eurich was born in Waterville and raised in Millinocket. She graduated from the University of New England where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Biology with a minor in Mathematics. While at UNE, Adriana was an Organic Chemistry teaching assistant, helped co-found the Mathematics Club, and enjoyed educating K-12 students as a Neuroscience Outreach Volunteer. Additionally, she spent two years as a Neuroimmunology research assistant, studying the mechanisms that underlie chronic pain. Eurich states, “What draws me most to the Maine Track is its exposure to rural medicine and emphasis on small-town practice. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect fit to help me reach my ultimate goal—becoming a primary care physician in Maine.”
Scott was born at Mercy Hospital and raised in Scarborough. He graduated from the University of Maine, Orono with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in chemistry. Scott was a member of the University of Maine Men’s Track and Field team for four years, serving as team captain during his senior year. In his time at the University of Maine, he has served in a number of teaching positions that allowed him to aid fellow students in their own endeavors. These experiences helped to shape his career goals by exposing him to the challenges and satisfactions of working with others for their own improvement. Merrill shares, “The state of Maine is in a unique position with respect to the status of medical care and medical education. Completing the Maine Track program will provide me the opportunity to address both of these areas in a state that I have called home my entire life. Working to rectify the largely rural healthcare system in my home state is something that I hope to be able to do as soon as possible.”
Deidre Michaud was born at The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle, Maine, and grew up in Madawaska. She graduated cum laude from Bowdoin College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience. While at Bowdoin, she worked with the Bowdoin Science Experience program, providing mentorship for students who are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences to help ensure their success. After graduating, Deidre spent time as a clinical research coordinator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, conducting clinical trials and palliative care studies in the Intensive Care Unit. Throughout her time both in Brunswick and in Boston, Deidre has served as a mentor to children in both the Brunswick and Boston communities through programs such as the Big Sister Association and Camp Sunshine. Michaud shares, “I hope that someday everybody has access to quality preventive healthcare, and I want to commit my life to ensuring that small Maine communities are not left out of this picture. Maine has raised me into the person I am today; I am curious, hardworking, and compassionate, all because of my Maine communities. I am thankful for all that they have provided for me, and I am excited to have the opportunity to give back to them as a physician.”