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Student with local ties earns doctorate at UM Medical School

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Tyler Gress, MD, graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School on May 9 with a Doctorate of Medicine degree. He is the son of Glenn and Lori Gress, formerly of Wadena and the grandson of Charlotte (and the late Donald) Schloeder of Wadena.

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Gress graduated from Wadena-Deer Creek School in 2006. He graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead in 2009 with a degree in Biology/Chemistry. He attended the University of Minnesota Duluth and the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus locations.

Gress has been matched for Residency in Internal Medicine at Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis. He will begin his three year residency in June to become board eligible in 2017.

Gress is grateful to Wadena friends and family for their support over the years. He received a wonderful education at Wadena Deer Creek Public School and received many scholarships upon graduation to help him pursue his undergraduate degree at Concordia.

He was very fortunate to receive a high school scholarship and the Jim Lawson Memorial Scholarship from Tri-County Health Care for which he is most grateful. In addition, Tri-County Health Care provided many opportunities for learning including the Summer Internship Program in 2005, shadowing Dr. John Pate, Dr. Shaneen Schmidt, Dr. Tom VanBruggen and Dr. Matt Yelle throughout the years as well as having Dr. Ben Hess as his supervising physician from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Tim Schmitt was influential in Gress's decision to practice medicine. He was his family physician for many years and always found the time to answer questions and provide encouragement.

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