Michael Hicks MD

Michael Hicks MD

Program:

Transitional Year, First-Year Resident

Originally from:

Grand Blanc, Mich.

School(s) attended:

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Mich.

What brought you here to Flint?

I will be training in the Diagnostic Radiology Program at the University of Michigan starting next year. Flint is close to home and Ann Arbor. It seemed like the perfect place to do an Internship.

Future plans:

Diagnostic Radiology Residency Training Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Why did you choose your specialty?

For me, the most stimulating aspect of medicine is the diagnosis. Diagnostic Radiology will allow me to make important diagnostic decisions literally hundreds of times every day, all while giving patients important information about their condition.

Family:

My parents both live and work in the Flint area as radiologists. My wife is a pediatric speech language pathologist in the Beaumont system.

When you’re not working, what do you do for fun?

I enjoy traveling and planning future travels. I am a big sports fan, with my favorite teams being MSU football/basketball and the Detroit Tigers.

What do you love most about Michigan?

Northern Michigan is my favorite place on Earth!

What inspires you?

My parents.

What do you miss most about home?

I live close to home, fortunately.

Favorite music:

My favorite band is The National.

Top 5 Favs in Michigan:

  1. Torch Lake
  2. Mackinac Island
  3. Bellaire, Mich.
  4. Sand dunes
  5. Grand Rapids, Mich.

Special talents:

I wake board and can do a back flip.

What are your favorite ways to keep your work-life balance manageable?

I enjoy spending time with family and friends whenever I have the chance.