Before Dr. Gail Riegle started taking classes at Michigan State University as a graduate student, he spent time growing up on a dairy farm in Iowa. And the main lesson learned? “Responsibility. Accountability. There are people and animals that were depending on you and you got it done. You focused on the job and what it took to get it done.”
While living in DeSoto, Iowa, Riegle made the decision to leave the farm in search of a degree. “In rural Iowa at that time, almost no high school graduate went into higher education. I was probably the first one from DeSoto High School who went to higher education in a long period of time.”
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My residency in family medicine at McLaren-Flint Family Practice introduced me to geriatrics and planted the seed of interest in the sub-specialty. I was exposed to a two-month geriatrics block that included post-acute and long-term care management. In addition, participating in home visits for our patients who were home-bound provided crucial insight into an individual’s social and living situation.