718 N. Macomb Street
Family Medicine Residency Program
About the Program
The Family Medicine Residency Program based at Mercy Memorial Hospital System is a new, unopposed community-based program that received its initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education effective 2012 and launched its first class of residents July 1, 2013.
Our program endorses the American Academy of Family Physicians concept of the personal medical home both as the place for individuals to receive acute, chronic, and preventive medical services, and also as the quintessential learning environment for residents. Through an on-going relationship with a resident family physician in their medical home, patients can be assured of care that is accessible, comprehensive, integrated, patient-centered, safe, scientifically valid, and satisfying to both patients and their physicians. Within our program, the family medicine residents will experience family medicine as a distinct specialty that is dynamic, expanding and transformative.
Susan J Hulsemann, MD
About the Program Director
Program Director, Susan Hulsemann, M.D., brings nearly 20 years of experience in caring for patients and families and twelve years in family medicine education.
A native Canadian, Dr. Hulsemann received her medical degree from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1992. She further received internship training in Internal Medicine and General Surgery at the University of Ottawa, and a transitional year at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. She completed a family medicine residency at Mercy Health Partners in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Hulsemann became involved in medical education following residency, and served as Assistant Director, Associate Director and the Program Director for Mercy Health Partners Family Medicine Residency Program in Toledo.
Dr. Hulsemann has practiced medicine in Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina and Ontario, Canada. She has completed fellowships through the American Academy of Family Physicians National Institute for Program Director Development and the University of Michigan Faculty Development Institute. She has served in the Canadian Navy as a flight surgeon and medical officer. Dr. Hulsemann graduated from Leadership Monroe in 2012, and has a heart for the citizens of her community, having developed the first free primary care clinic within the county, where she serves as Medical Director.
Dr. Hulsemann is honored to be a part of the MMHS Family Medicine Residency Program in Monroe, Michigan where she has made her home since 1997. Her vision for this program is clear and simple: “We are committed to developing skilled, compassionate family physicians whom I would be pleased to have providing for the health care needs of my own family.”
About the Faculty
Vicki Collins, M.D., M.P.H. received her medical degree and masters degree from Wayne State University and is board certified in Family Medicine. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine and a member of the MPH Internal Advisory Committee. Dr. Collins is very interested in research and has several publications. She has also served as a relief worker on many medical missions.
Mark T. Dela Cruz, M.D. obtained a bachelor of science in clinical psychology from Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines. In addition, he obtained his medical degree from Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation in Manila, Philippines. He completed one year of a pathology residency at the University of Missouri, Columbia and the three year family medicine residency program at Mercy Health Partners/St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Dela Cruz completed a Geriatric Fellowship at the University of Louisville, Kentucky and a Hospice/Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He is board certified in Family Medicine since July 2006 and re-certified in November 2013. He also holds a CAQ in Geriatric Medicine since 2007 and CAQ in Hospice/Palliative Medicine since 2010.
Dr. Dela Cruz’s holistic approach focuses on comprehensive geriatric assessment and evaluation to help preserve, maintain and improve patient quality of life in managing and dealing with geriatric syndromes, and palliation of pain and other symptoms management of chronic and life threatening illness and end of life care.
Nancy Delaney, PhD, PC received a PhD in counseler education from the University of Toledo and a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology from the University of Nebraska. She has 20 plus years of experience in medical education, mental health consultation and clinical practice.