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Gregory Shumer, MD

Gregory Shumer, MD
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Gregory Shumer was a third-year medical student at Georgetown University School of Medicine when he wrote this essay as part of the Narrative Medicine/Personal Essay course taught by Dr. Margaret Cary. After obtaining his M.D. from Georgetown, he completed a Family Medicine Residency at the University of Michigan Health System from 2013-2016. He served as Chief Resident during his last year. He also trained in Integrative Medicine and received a Masters of Health Sciences Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He sees patients at Domino's Farms Family Medicine.
Third-year medical student

The Privilege of Being a Third-Year Medical Student

We were told that as third-year medical students, we are lucky because we have time to really get to know our patients as people. It turns out to be true.