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Health Professional Students Create Lasting Change in Patients

Crain’s Detroit Business profiles of young metro-Detroiters creating positive change in their community featured John Purakal, who created a public-health awareness campaign to help people with chronic diseases better manage their health.

This is one example of the many positive contributions health professions students can make for the health and well-being of a community that both enhances their education and saves money for health providers.

Mr. Purakal, now a third-year medical student at Wayne State University, sought to keep patients with poorly managed chronic diseases out of the emergency room through better patient education and care management.

To learn how student teams can create value, contact the MHC’s Education to Practice program today.



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