MEGAN A. YEE, MD '13
Mercy Health Physicians Partners
Megan A. yee MD '13
HOSPITALIST ● MERCY HEALTH PHYSICIANS PARTNERS
As the 10,000th student to graduate from Ross University School of Medicine in 2013, Dr. Megan Yee exemplified the significant progress and impact that RUSM had at that moment in the medical field. Under Dean Flaherty's leadership, students at Ross University School of Medicine were continually exceeding the expectations of the USMLE Exams, on par with US medical students, and placing at distinctly competitive teaching hospitals across the US. In turn, RUSM was producing highly qualified physicians that were ready and able to answer the call and to help remedy the physician shortage.
For Dr. Megan Yee, the idea of becoming a physician started at a young age. She was always fascinated with how to fix things and became increasingly curious about the scientific details about the human body. After graduating from Michigan State with a B.S. in Human Biology, her interest at Ross University School of Medicine was inspired by her older sister, Kristi Yee, who graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Dr. Kristi Yee had an incredible learning experience and encouraged Dr. Megan Yee to apply. She did and was admitted to RUSM's Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP), a preparatory medical school program, before starting in Dominica in January 2009.
Dr. Yee describes life in Dominica as an incredible experience. One of her favorite memories at RUSM was the high tech anatomy lab during basic sciences curriculum, as the professor was so animated it made learning easy and fun. She recalls gaining clinical experience by climbing the mountains to care for the locals - 'We were on family porches giving them wellness check-ups, all the while there were children, goats and chickens running around.' Dr. Yee was continually active during her years at RUSM. She was involved with the American Medical Student Association and the Salybia Mission Project, but her main focus was her studies.
After four years of perseverance and hard work, Dr. Yee matched in her home state of Michigan at St. Mary's of Grand Rapids and was named Chief Resident. Following the completion of her residency, Dr. Yee accepted a position with St. Mary's as a Family Physician. In January 2018, she moved to an outpatient clinical role at Mercy Health Physicians Partners and enjoys the variety of patients that she attends to daily.