RUMFORD — Dr. Michael Johns, a second-year resident in the Central Maine Medical Center Family Residency Program, has begun seeing patients at Swift River Family Medicine and Rumford Hospital.

Johns will spend this year and next in the Rural Track Residency program based at Rumford Hospital. In the three-year Rural Track, residents who are recent medical school graduates spend their first year in Lewiston with their class, but during their second and third years they have the opportunity to learn what it is like to practice in a rural community instead of the large, urban hospitals to which they have become accustomed.

A Canadian native, Johns did his undergraduate work in finance and economics at Bishop’s University in Quebec and earned his MD degree at the Universidad Iberoamericana in the Dominican Republic.

In his free time, Johns enjoys skiing, hiking and camping. He lives in Greene.

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