Stevens Point native graduates from Central Wisconsin medical school
By Joe Bachman
MILWAUKEE — Parenting four young boys and graduating from medical school was no small feat for Britt DeRuyter, however, she did just that in May of this year.
Originally from Stevens Point, DeRuyter said her choice was “easy” to attend MCW-Central Wisconsin (Medical College of Wisconsin) for her degree.
“My family was well-established in the area which meant I wouldn’t have to disrupt everyone else with a move,” said DeRuyter. “I could attend medical school in familiar surroundings, learning from the patients in the community that raised me.”
Heading to medical school from home wasn’t easy, but according to DeRuyter, her family helped her through the challenge.
“Attending medical school as a mother of four active young boys was a grand undertaking,” she said. “Having the added support of family members nearby and an environment well-known to us was monumental in making the experience more manageable, and quite possibly the motivation to push me to pursue my medical degree. “
So what’s next for DeRuyter? She plans to stay busy, as expected.
“I successfully matched to a residency in dermatology. I will complete my first year in a transitional year program in Des Moines, followed by three years of dermatology training with the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield,” said DeRuyter. “My family and I are looking forward to returning in 2020 for residency training in Central Wisconsin, the place we call home.”