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Training today's family physicians for tomorrow


At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, you will be exposed to cutting edge techniques on specialty rotations while enjoying the dedicated teaching of family medicine physicians on an "unopposed" inpatient service at a community hospital. You will be part of an ever-changing, growing family. Our Family Medicine Residency offers you a choice of two tracks for your professional and personal development: University and Urban.

The Urban Track is integrated on several levels with the University Track. Many of the rotations are the same for both tracks. Continuity patients (your practice) are seen at the urban site (CarePoint East) during second and third years of residency. During the first year, continuity patients are seen at Rardin Family Practice. Residents in either track have the opportunity to pursue their MBA or MPH at OSU during their residency training in the academic focus. The program is in complete compliance with the ACGME duty hours rules. Our focus is on the well-being of the resident with the goal of providing the best residency education available.

About the Program

University Track

The Family Medicine Residency University Track

The Family Medicine Residency University Track

The Ohio State University Family Medicine Residency Program provides a unique training experience, balancing the rigors of an academic program with the environment of traditional family medicine. As an integral part of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, our residents are clinical instructors in The Ohio State College of Medicine, providing the opportunity to teach medical students and other health care professionals elements of primary care, physical examination skills and doctor-patient relationship building. Our academic focus provides opportunities for research and scholarship which is unparalleled in community programs.

Call Schedule

The call schedule varies upon the rotation and year, with call being no more frequent than every third night. To accommodate the new duty hours regulations, we have implemented a new call schedule, which minimizes cross-cover. This call schedule has been well received by our residents and faculty. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has state-of-the art call rooms with computer and fitness facilities. Residents are assured one day off each week, on average, to be away from the program.

Moonlighting Policy

Moonlighting is permitted for second- and third-year residents who hold a valid permanent Ohio medical license, as long as it does not interfere with the resident’s responsibilities to the program. Before being allowed to moonlight, the resident must fulfill all obligations of the residency program and be approved to do so by the residency director.

Training Sites

Our university-based residency emphasizes family medicine with specialty rotations at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, a nationally ranked academic medical center. Our inpatient services at University Hospital East, allow family practice residents to develop their clinical and technical skills in a supportive environment that fosters the development of life-long learning processes necessary for every family doctor. Residents will also train at the nearby Rardin Family Medicine Center, where faculty and community family physicians mentor and teach our residents in the office setting.

Additional training sites: Our residents also spend four months at Nationwide Children’s Hospital – one of the top children's hospitals in the nation. We provide experiences in diverse urban, suburban and rural Ohio settings. Residents care for their patients at the Patient-Centered Medical Home Rardin Family Practice, while providing care at both Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center and OSU Hospital East.
University Track curriculum

University Track curriculum

First Year

 Family medicine orientation            Two weeks 
 Diabetes      Four weeks 
 Family medicine inpatient service      (Three) four week blocks
 Emergency medicine      Four weeks
 Cardiology      Four weeks
 Intensive care unit      Four weeks
 Obstetrics      (Two) four week blocks
 Newborn nursery      Four weeks
 Pediatric inpatient service      Four weeks
 General surgery      Four weeks
 Family medicine intern medley      Four weeks

Second Year

 Family medicine inpatient service            (Two) four week blocks 
 Medical home management      Four weeks 
 Community and occupational medicine      Four weeks
 Women's health      Four weeks
 Pediatric clinic      Four weeks
 Pediatric emergency room      Four weeks
 Adult orthopedics      Four weeks
 Ambulatory surgery      Four weeks
 Dermatology      Four weeks
 Behavioral health      Four weeks
 Elective      Four weeks

Third Year

 Family medicine inpatient service            (Two) four week blocks 
 Sports medicine      Four weeks 
 Pediatrics selective
     (Two) four week blocks or
 (four) two week blocks
 Adult internal medicine selective
     (One) four week block or
 (two) two week blocks
 Ophthalmology, ENT, urology      (Two) four week blocks
 Family practice center      Four weeks
 Electives      (Four) four week blocks

Longitudinal Curriculum

  • Family medicine outpatient care
  • Behavioral medicine and mental health
  • Longitudinal obstetrics experience
  • Care of elderly patient (geriatrics)
  • Information mastery/evidence-based practice
  • Research and scholarship
  • Practice management
  • Diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine
  • Quality management and improvement
  • Women's health
  • Sports medicine

Core Didactic Series

Our program strives for a balance between learning at the bedside, in the clinical exam room and in the conference room. To accomplish the latter, we have set aside Wednesday afternoons for our conferences, following a structured monthly template. This template involves Grand Rounds followed by resident educational conferences. These conferences are an effective mixture of workshops, problem-based learning cases and case-based presentations. We also have a longitudinal inpatient curriculum consisting of a series of topics specific to the inpatient setting.

Urban Track

The Family Medicine Residency Urban Track

The Family Medicine Residency Urban Track

The Family Medicine Residency Urban Track trains committed family medicine residents to provide high quality, culturally competent healthcare in urban, multicultural and lower socioeconomic communities. Through innovative and inspired healthcare delivery, disease prevention, health promotion, research and leadership, we hope to diminish or eliminate racial, gender and socioeconomic healthcare outcome disparities.

Family Medicine at CarePoint East is located in census tract 28, which has been designated as an empowerment zone. Approximately 90 percent of the population is African American and 34 percent live below the federal poverty level. In addition, we are located in immediate proximity to primary care, low-income special population health professional shortage areas (HPSA).

Patient Care and Resident Education

Family Medicine at University Hospital East is designed to provide excellent family-centered care for its urban community using biomedical, clinical and behavioral sciences to diagnose and treat illness. A full range of services are provided and taught, including prenatal and postnatal care, family-centered child birth, outpatient management of HIV/AIDS patients, acute trauma and life support (ATLS) courses, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures (such as minor surgical skin procedures and colposcopy), practice management, community based research, interpreter service etiquette, health promotion and disease prevention.

Emphasized Curricular Areas

  • Cultural competency with focus on selected clinical conditions such as childbirth, chronic illness, death of an elderly family member and the effect that cultural traditions, values and beliefs have on the delivery of health care under these conditions
  • The "Five A’s" that affect patient ACCESS to care – availability, accessibility, accommodation, affordability, acceptability
  • Environmental health
  • Urban health focused research project
  • Practice management in lower socioeconomic communities
  • Medicare and Medicaid issues and social services utilization
  • Geriatric medicine in multicultural, lower socioeconomic communities

Call Schedule

The call schedule varies upon the rotation and year, with call being no more frequent than every third night. To accommodate the new duty hours regulations, we have implemented a new call schedule, which minimizes cross-cover. This call schedule has been well received by our residents and faculty. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has state-of-the art call rooms with computer and fitness facilities. Residents are assured one day off each week, on average, to be away from the program.

Moonlighting Policy

Moonlighting is permitted for second- and third-year residents who hold a valid permanent Ohio medical license, as long as it does not interfere with the resident’s responsibilities to the program. Before being allowed to moonlight, the resident must fulfill all obligations of the residency program and be approved to do so by the residency director.
Urban Track curriculum

Urban Track curriculum

First Year

 Family medicine orientation            Two weeks 
 Diabetes      Four weeks 
 Family medicine inpatient service      (Three) four week blocks
 Emergency medicine      Four weeks
 Cardiology      Four weeks
 Intensive care unit      Four weeks
 Obstetrics      (Two) four week blocks
 Newborn nursery      Four weeks
 Pediatric inpatient service      Four weeks
 General surgery      Four weeks
 Family medicine intern medley      Four weeks

Second Year

 Family medicine inpatient service            (Two) four week blocks 
 Medical home management      Four weeks 
 Community and occupational medicine      Four weeks
 Women's health      Four weeks
 Pediatric clinic      Four weeks
 Pediatric emergency room      Four weeks
 Adult orthopedics      Four weeks
 Ambulatory surgery      Four weeks
 Dermatology      Four weeks
 Behavioral health      Four weeks
 Elective      Four weeks

Third Year

 Family medicine inpatient service            (Two) four week blocks 
 Sports medicine      Four weeks 
 Pediatrics selective      Four weeks
 Adolescent medicine      Four weeks
 Community medicine      Four weeks
 Ophthalmology, ENT, urology      (Two) four week blocks
 Family practice center      Four weeks
 HIV*      Four weeks
 Electives      (Three) four week blocks
*Rotation can be done in Lesotho, Africa or Columbus, Ohio.

Longitudinal Curriculum

  • Family medicine outpatient care
  • Behavioral medicine and mental health
  • Longitudinal obstetrics experience
  • Care of elderly patient (geriatrics)
  • Information mastery/evidence-based practice
  • Research and scholarship
  • Practice management
  • Diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine
  • Quality management and improvement
  • Women's health
  • Sports medicine
  • Community medicine

Core Didactic Series

Our program strives for a balance between learning at the bedside, in the clinical exam room and in the conference room. To accomplish the latter, we have set aside Wednesday afternoon for our conferences, following a structured monthly template. This template involves Grand Rounds followed by resident educational conferences. These conferences are an effective mixture of workshops, problem-based learning cases and case-based presentations. We also have a longitudinal inpatient curriculum consisting of a series of topics specific to the inpatient setting.

Academic Focus

Academic focus opportunity for Urban and University Track residents

Our academic focus provides a unique opportunity for residents in both the University Track and Urban Track to prepare for a career in academic family medicine. This track focuses on teaching, leadership, research and scholarship and is designed to lead to a post graduate MPH or MBA degree.

In addition to providing outstanding clinical training leading to board certification, the academic focus prepares you for a career in academic family medicine by focusing on these areas:

  • Teaching
  • Management/administration
  • Scholarship and research
  • Leadership
The program is flexible and specifically designed to meet your needs and future goals. You will be mentored by distinguished academicians not only in family medicine, but in other disciplines as well. Only highly motivated residents with a strong interest in academic family medicine will be selected to pursue this focus. Residents will complete all the requirements for residency with their peers; however, schedules will be adjusted to allow the resident to begin course work that leads to the post-graduate degree (MPH or MBA).

There are research and scholarly requirements that go beyond those of the typical family medicine resident. Intense course work in this area is completed in the year after graduation where you will simultaneously serve as a junior faculty member within the department.

For those who meet the criteria for graduate school, this track is also designed to lead to an advanced degree–either an MPH degree from The Ohio State University College of Public Health or an MBA degree from the The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

Application Process

How to Apply


For the 2018-2019 academic year, The Department of Family Medicine will offer two unique tracks – the University and Urban; both under ACGME number 1203821241.

To apply for a residency position, all applicants must use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants may select one or both tracks within their ERAS application.

Application must include:
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical student performance evaluation letter from your medical institution
  • Transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with your performance. One MUST come from a family physician
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX scores
  • Recent photograph (for identification purposes only)

Application dates:

  • Application deadline: December 1, 2017

Apply now


What We Look For in Our Applicants

Ideal candidates for our program have the following characteristics:
  • A passion to become an excellent family physician poised for leadership in the future of healthcare in the United States
  • A strong work ethic
  • An ability to work well within teams
  • A thirst for learning and self-motivation to become life-long learners
  • An ability to have fun and bring joy to others
Our program strives to create a nurturing learning environment that emphasizes excellence, evidence-based medicine, high quality patient care, diversity, teamwork, scholarship and leadership.

When reviewing applications, our recruiting team will consider the most qualified applicants. Although we consider the entire application, the most qualified applicant is one who:
  • Provides at least one letter of recommendation (LOR) from a family physician (out of the three required LORs)
  • Graduated from medical school no more than two years before the potential start of residency
  • Receive USMLE or COMLEX scores in the following ranges:
    • USMLE Step 1: 207 or higher on the first attempt
    • USMLE Step 2: 242 or higher on the first attempt
    • COMLEX Step 1: 484 or higher on the first attempt
    • COMLEX Step 2: 483 or higher on the first attempt
  • Passes USMLE Step 2 CS on first attempt

International Medical Graduates

In addition to the requirement above, the following criteria must be met:
  • Must have a minimum of one year clinical training in the United States. Observerships and research positions do not satisfy this requirement
  • Must have a valid ECFMG certificate before start of residency (if applicable)
  • Must be eligible for J-1 visa, if applicable. (Important note: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center accepts J-1 visas only)

The Interview Process

Please note: Submitting an application through ERAS does not guarantee an interview.

  • Beginning in early fall, ERAS applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Selected applicants will be contacted by the program coordinator with details and instructions for setting up an interview date
  • Candidates will be interviewed by faculty members and residents and will receive a tour of our facilities. You will be invited to attend an informal dinner with our residents the evening before your interview
  • During your visit, one of our residents will be assigned as your host. Your resident host is your main point of contact with our program
  • Applicants are responsible for interview expenses such as travel and parking. We provide lodging and dinner with our residents the evening prior to your interview, as well as breakfast and lunch during your interview day
  • Interviews are generally held on Wednesdays and are planned to take place November 2017 through January 2018
If you have any questions, please contact our residency office:

Laura Thompson, MA
Residency Program Coordinator
2231 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone: 614-293-2651; Fax: 614-293-2717

International Rotations

International Rotations

In 2006, we began offering residents the option of doing international rotations during their elective months. Since then, we have had several residents travel around the world. We seek diversity in our program. We also seek the best and the brightest who view family medicine as their calling, regardless of where they went to medical school.

Learn about past international rotations
Mission, vision and values

Mission, vision and values

Mission

The mission of The Ohio State University Family Medicine Residency Program is to prepare residents for the exemplary practice of family medicine. We are committed to meet the physical, mental, social and spiritual healthcare needs of our patients. We are dedicated to providing an environment supportive of life-long learning and professional development. Towards these goals we are committed to modeling the highest standards of patient care, teaching and research.

Vision

  • Create a diversified learning environment
  • Develop a "reflective practice" model for life-long learning
  • Foster a culture that values patient care, education and research equally

Values

Caring 
We are compassionate and sensitive to the values of our patients, their families, our community and each other.

Excellence 
We constantly look for ways to deliver the highest quality healthcare to our patients and community and the highest quality education to our learners.

Respect 
We value differences and respect the dignity of each person.

Teamwork 
We work together to accomplish the education and training goals of the Ohio State Family Medicine Residency Program.

Service 
We are committed to the needs of the profession, community, patients, staff, students, residents and faculty.

Program Leaders

John McConaghy

John McConaghy, MD, FAAFP

Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program Professor of Clinical Family Medicine Vice Chair for Quality Affairs
Mark Rastetter

Mark Rastetter, MD

Associate Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine Associate Program Director for the Urban Track

Assistant Program Directors

Donald Mack

Donald Mack, MD

Assistant Residency Director, Care of the Elderly Geriatrics Director Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine

Faculty

Laurie Greco

Laurie Greco, PhD

Director, Behavioral Health Training, Family Medicine Residency Director, Primary Care Fellowship Program Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
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David Klemanski, PsyD, MPH

Behavioral Health Lead, Family Medicine Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine

Family medicine residents

PGY 3

University Track

Brian Rue, MD Chief Resident - University Track

Rue BrianMD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Vanderbilt
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Hobbies: Working out, playing/watching sports, cooking, making craft beer and cocktails and trying to play bass guitar
Why I chose The Ohio State University: Because of the community program feel in a university setting, good program balance, friendly and supportive residents and faculty as well as my interest in a sports medicine fellowship.

Aloiya Earl, MD Assistant Chief Resident - University Track

Earl_AloiyaMD: University of Toledo
Undergraduate: University of South Carolina
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Hobbies: Sand volleyball, jogging, yoga, baking and Buckeye football
Why I chose The Ohio State University: The residency program is like a family. I really enjoy working with all of the wonderful faculty, staff and other residents. The curriculum has a perfect mix of academic medicine and community hospital work. There is great support for research involvement, and there are countless opportunities for exposure to world-class sports medicine experiences.

Natalie Baer, MD University Track

Baer NatalieMD: Wayne State University
Undergraduate: Michigan State University
Hometown: Farmington, MI
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, riding bikes and swimming
Why I chose The Ohio State University: There were so many reasons why I chose Ohio State. I really liked everyone I met and I could tell that the residents all had great relationships with each other as well as with the faculty, which is something I valued highly. Additionally, I liked that this program offers training in a mix of both an academic and community setting. Because we are a huge academic center, we have resources and training from experts in many subspecialties, while also having a great family medicine inpatient service at the smaller University Hospital East. The Department of Family Medicine also offers the opportunity to do an international rotation, which I would love to do during my time as a resident. Coming from the Detroit area, I also found Columbus to be a really fun and exciting city to explore, while still being close enough to visit home from time to time.

Dan Fosselman, DO University Track

Fosselman DanDO: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Denison University
Hometown: Westerville, OH
Hobbies: Reading, hanging out with my wife, power lifting, putting myself in weird situations and then asking myself what would Jesus do, and jiu-jitsu
Why I chose The Ohio State University: Ohio State has the resources and curriculum that allows me to tailor my training towards my future practice. Dr. Miser is an incredible program director that cares about every resident. The senior residents were welcoming and passionate about learning.

Jocelyn Morin, MD University Track

Morin JocelynMD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Dartmouth
Hometown: Reading, PA
Hobbies: Music (playing piano and viola), cooking, foraging, hiking and traveling
Why I chose The Ohio State University: The people! Everyone is very supportive and wants to help you do well. And all our residents are awesome!

J. Eric Questel, MD University Track

QuestelJEric57MD: Ohio University
Undergraduate: Xavier University
Hometown: Akron, OH
Hobbies: Yoga, going to the gym, running, ceramics, cooking and gardening
Why I chose The Ohio State University: Because of the family atmosphere, positive relationships with the attendings and the importance of work-life balance.

Jamie Robinson, MD University Track

Robinson JamieMD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Syracuse University
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Hobbies: Netflixing classic sitcoms and cartoons, arts and crafts, listening to music and minor league cooking
Why I chose The Ohio State University: There are many opportunities to work in different areas of medicine along with a variety of patient populations. If there is something to see or do, chances are Ohio State has it.
Urban Track

Sophia Tolliver, MD Urban Track

Tolliver SophiaMD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Hometown: Wichita, KS
Hobbies: Traveling to new locations, singing, dancing, trying out new restaurants, going to amusement parks, poetry and writing
Why I chose The Ohio State University: I’m known as an Ohio State lifer. I completed my undergraduate, graduate and medical school work here at The Ohio State University. They keep making me offers that I can’t refuse and really, it’s just a great place to be. There are so many resources and opportunities available to pursue no matter what your interests. The football team isn’t bad either. Currently, my interests lay in the prevention of chronic diseases and providing quality healthcare to the underserved and uninsured populations of central Ohio. There is so much good work to be done in these areas and I’m excited to have a powerhouse like Ohio State to help facilitate my efforts.

Linda Williams, MD Urban Track

Williams LindaMD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
Hometown: Newark, NJ
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, dancing, exploring new music, DIY projects, spending time with my husband and mini schnauzer
Why I chose The Ohio State University: Because I fell in love with the educational process and environment while I was in medical school here. The faculty and staff are amazing! Everyone is supportive and encourages me to be the best that I can be. We have a strong family culture in the program and we all take care of each other and work exceptionally well as a team. The diversity of the patients in backgrounds, socio-economic status and medical complexity makes an amazing platform for learning as well. Patients travel from all over to be seen here!

PGY 2

University Track

Jordan Hilgefort, MD Assistant Chief Resident - University Track

Hilgefort Jordan MDMD: Marshall University
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Hometown: Hebron, KY
Hobbies: Soccer, exploring the local food scene and reading
Why I chose The Ohio State University: I chose Ohio State for the quality and reputation of the program. Being a member of a large, prestigious, academic university provides exposure to leaders in each discipline of medicine. Furthermore, the opportunities to supplement and expand my education were both unique and enticing.

Chelsea Fu, MD University Track

Fu Chelsea MDMD: University of Illinois - Urbana
Undergraduate: University of Illinois - Urbana
Hometown: St. Charles, IL
Hobbies: Sports (watching and playing–particularly, football, basketball and soccer), watching movies, trivia and spending time with friends
Why I chose The Ohio State University: The amazing, inspiring people, the great training environment and curriculum, as well as all the opportunities offered.

Matthew Knapke, MD University Track

Knape Matthew MDMD: Wright State University
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Hometown: Dayton, OH
Hobbies: Running, tennis, watching sports, spending time with family and friends
Why I chose The Ohio State University: I chose Ohio State because of the people. Residents and faculty work together as colleagues, and everyone is extremely supportive of one another. I really liked the opportunity to train at a place with a large number of faculty in the Department of Family Medicine, each of which provide different learning opportunities as well as foster any special interests I might have during residency.

Megan Krallman, DO University Track

Krallman Megan DODO: Ohio University
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Hobbies: Reading, hiking and watching movies
Why I chose The Ohio State University: I had a great experience rotating here as a medical student with the family medicine residents, attendings and staff who were all very friendly and helpful. The learning environment is a very supportive one, while at the same time encouraging you to never stop learning and to keep up-to-date on research as it applies to your patients.

Jeffrey Schord, MD University Track

Schord Jeffrey MDMD: The Ohio State University
Undergraduate School: University of California – Berkeley
Hometown: Livermore, CA
Hobbies: Running, watching/playing sports (especially my alma mater UC Berkeley)
Why I chose The Ohio State University: The residency is an excellent program where I felt I could get not only great outpatient training, but strong community hospital inpatient training (at OSU East) as well. Additionally, I have an interest in sports medicine and they have a great sports medicine program.

Selim Sheikh, DO University Track

Sheikh Selim DODO: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Rice University
Hometown: Houston, TX
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife, hiking and reading
Why I chose The Ohio State University: I truly felt at home with the people in this program and could not wait to join this family! In addition, the residency program offers high quality training in all areas of family medicine in the setting of both a major academic medical center and a community hospital. My wife is also getting world-class residency training at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Urban Track

Samuel Jacobowitz, MD Urban Track

Jacobowitz Samuel MDMD: Northeastern Ohio Medical University
Undergraduate: Youngstown State University
Hometown: Syosset, NY
Hobbies: Trying new restaurants, cooking, playing guitar and traveling
Why I chose The Ohio State University: I was looking for an academically minded program full of motivated residents and faculty. The program is hard, but in a good way that will make you a better doctor–thinking independently and taking ownership for your patients. Additionally, it's a serendipitous coincidence that the residency is based in a wonderful city like Columbus.

Nicole Umanoff, MD Urban Track

Umanoff Nicole MDMD: Albany Medical College
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Hometown: Rockville Centre, NY
Hobbies: Painting, drawing, baking/cake decorating and interior design
Why I chose The Ohio State University: I chose Ohio State because I wanted to train in both a community hospital and a large academic university. The fact that Columbus is an awesome city is a bonus!

PGY 1

University Track

Tyler Adamson, DO University Track

Adamson Tyler DSC0151 57DO: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University/Columbus State
Hometown: Tiltonsville, OH
Hobbies: Watching sports, especially the Buckeyes, hiking, cooking and playing video games
Why I chose Ohio State University: I chose OSU because of my experience as a rotating medical student. The welcoming personalities of the residents and faculty made my time enjoyable. The program creates an educational and encouraging atmosphere that was unmatched. In addition to this, OSU's medical center and partnership with one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals in Nationwide Children's Hospital ensured the best training possible during my residency. It was the best combination of factors when looking into a residency program.

Andrew Davis, MD University Track

Davis Andy DSC0155 57MD: Wright State University
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Hometown: Dublin, OH
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with family, running, working out, exploring the delicious and ever-expanding food scene in Columbus, and grabbing a pint with friends.
Why I chose The Ohio State University: I loved my time at Ohio State during undergrad, and I knew after my interview day that I needed to come back. I really liked how OSU's Department of Family Medicine has the resources, research and innovation of an academic powerhouse while still providing the experience of a community program with our family-medicine-run inpatient service at OSU East. More importantly, the people here are amazing. All of the faculty and residents that I met on my interview day are people that I wanted to work with, learn from and spend time with over the next three years and more. All this while living in the great city of Columbus made for my dream residency program. My high hopes and expectations have been exceeded now that I am half way through my intern year!

Michelle Mullins, MD University Track

Hummel Michelle DSC0103 57MD: University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of South Florida
Hometown: Pace, Florida
Hobbies: Golf, tennis, following college football, racing, mountain biking and traveling
Why I chose Ohio State University: This program combines the resources and reputation of a large academic program with a community program feel. The longitudinal elective is such a unique asset to the program. And of course, the residents/faculty are awesome!

Hiten Patel, MD University Track

Patel Hiten DSC0145 57MD: University of Toledo
Undergraduate: Ohio State University
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Hobbies: Hiking, fusion cooking, traveling the world, playing tennis and spending time with family
Why I chose Ohio State University: I was drawn to OSU by the positive, family-like atmosphere. OSU also provides vast opportunities and resources to pursue whatever you wish to accomplish. For me in particular, I have the opportunity to pursue academics, engineering projects and global health. I also get the opportunity to work with world renowned specialists across all specialties. Ohio State also has a great balance between academic and community practice. And of course, the city of Columbus is thriving with sports, activities and new restaurants. 

David Ringel, MD University Track

Ringel David DSC0134 57MD: University of Toledo
Undergraduate: Miami University
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Hobbies: Playing basketball and being outdoors, hiking, camping, fishing and traveling
Why I chose Ohio State University: I came here because of the people I met during my interview day and at the dinner the night before. My interest in sports medicine also fit perfectly with what OSU has to offer and being a lifelong Buckeye fan made the decision easy.

Benjamin Swartz, MD University Track

Swartz Ben DSC0135 57MD: University of South Carolina
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University then Clemson
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Hobbies: Buckeye football, hiking, brewery hopping, spending time with my wife and dog
Why I chose Ohio State University:  The Family Medicine Residency Program at The Ohio State University offers very broad training in all areas of family medicine. We are fortunate enough to have access to all the benefits of a large academic medical center, while having an unopposed feel during our inpatient months at University Hospital East. Additionally, the faculty at OSU, both in family medicine and other specialties, have years of experience in education, creating a great learning environment. Above all though, the biggest reason I decided to come to Ohio State was for the people. Our residents, faculty, administration and support staff in the Department of Family Medicine make up a collective unit that is very welcoming and supportive.

Naketa Thomas, MD University Track

Thomas Naketa DSC0153 57MD: Escuela Latinoamerica de Medicina
Undergraduate: Lincoln University
Hobbies: Mixed martial arts, watching the Cuban Olympics, exercising, listening to music, playing the piano
Urban Track

Christen Johnson, MD Urban Track

Johnson Christen DSC0154 57MD: Wright State University
Undergraduate: Wright State University
Hometown: Columbus/Pickerington, Ohio
Hobbies: Painting, cooking, photography, running, skiing, playing softball and spending time with family and my dog, Imani
Why I chose Ohio State University: I chose OSU because it is truly a family. In my other interviews, I found places that I could have made myself fit into but after meeting the faculty and residents here, I knew this was a program that I could call my home. The educational opportunities are second to none and the people that I have the pleasure of working with everyday are amazing. Here, I've found ways to incorporate my interests in research, public health, leadership, education and adolescent medicine into my residency curriculum without having to search for assistance. I couldn't have found a better fit. Go Bucks!

Barbara Barash, MD Urban Track

Barash Barbara DSC0146 57MD: American University of Integrative Sciences
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Hometown: Gahanna, Ohio
Hobbies: Latin and ballroom dancing, reading autobiographies and mysteries, cooking, keeping up with five languages
Why I chose Ohio State University: I chose Ohio State because it has a strong sense of family and support which is how I view family medicine in general and how I think patients want to be treated as they navigate their health. The program also gives you many opportunities to experience both community-type and large academic hospital settings which has helped me to decide what type of setting I want to be in.
Past Residents

Past Residents

2016-2017

2016

Juliet French-Vallabh, MD: The Ohio State University Family Medicine Practice – Upper Arlington, OH
Nicole Kornder, MD: Sports Medicine Fellowship, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center –Columbus, OH
Avery Nolen, MD: Methodist Family Health Center – Dallas, TX
Bhavesh Patel, MD: The Ohio State University Family Medicine Practice –Columbus, OH
Christopher Smallwood, MD: Marion Area Physicians – Marion, OH
David Tessier, MD: PrimaryOne Health – Columbus, OH
Jonathan Yun, MD: Research Fellowship, UNC – Chapel Hill, NC

2014-2015

2015

Steven Albrechta, MD: Sports Medicine Fellowship, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center –Columbus, OH
Melissa Davis, MD: Clinical faculty, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – Columbus, OH
Lisa Johns, MD: Southeast Mental Health – Columbus, OH
Tri Le, MD: Geriatrics fellowship, Oregon Health and Science University – Portland, OR
Charlene Lohner, MD: Primary care – Minneapolis, MN
Jason Pedrick, MD: Sports medicine – Columbus, OH
Saida Omarova, MD: Urgent care – Atlanta, GA
Marie Schaefer, MD: Sports medicine fellowship, Nationwide Children's Hospital – Columbus, OH

2014

Benish Aqil, MD: Bryn Mawr Hospital – Philadelphia, PA
Jason Foster, MD: Fellowship in primary care sports medicine, ProMedical Health System – Toledo, OH
Kerri Gibson, MD: Xenia Family Practice – Xenia, OH
Tahir Maya, MD: John Peter Smith Hospital – Ft. Worth, TX
Rajeshwari Nagaraja, MBBS: Caro Health – Plaza Caro, MI
Jacqueline Nguyen, MD: Multicare Health Systems – Covington, WA
Michael Salama, MD: San Miguel Medical Clinic – South Gate, CA
Magdalena Teodorescu, MD: Central Ohio Primary Care – Columbus, OH
Abha Tewari, MD: Urgent care – Mason, OH

2012-2013

2013

Margaret Apostol, MD: Family practice with Lake Health – Cleveland, OH
Anette Bodoky, MD: Colonial Park Family Practice – Harrisburg, PA
Zak Boyd, MD: Family practice – Millersburg, OH
Belmund Catague, MD: North Country Health Care – Bullhead City, AZ
Michael Donaworth, MD: Sports medicine fellowship, University of Cincinnati Athletic Department –Cincinnati, OH
Meana Gerges, MD: Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, OH
Stacey Guan, MD: Urgent care – Columbus, OH
Mark Kahle, DO: St. Rita's Medical Center – Lima, OH
Tina Lee, MD: Family practice – Hilliard, OH
Arthur Palmer, MD: The Ohio State University Family Medicine Practice – Worthington, OH

2012

Maysa El Sayyid, MD: Hospitalist fellowship – Columbus, OH
Katrina Gordon, MD: Faculty development fellowship – Chicago, IL
Ryan-Niko Hickman, MD: Sports medicine fellowship – Charlotte, NC
Lindsey Konor, MD: Residency faculty – Savannah, GA
Shivonne Suttles, MD: Physician at National Health Service Corps – Indianapolis, IN
Simarpreet Vidwan, MD: Urgent care – Atlanta, GA
Lena Ann Winkler, MD: Hospice physician – Columbus, OH

2010-2011

2011

Roy Chan, MD: Private practice – Dinuba, CA
Tate de Leon, MD: Patient care/concierge medicine – Rancho Mirage, CA
Rebecca Grant, MD: Residency faculty in adolescent medicine, The Ohio State University Department of Family Medicine – Columbus, OH
Amina Joyner, DO: Private practice – Columbus, OH
Inah Kim, MD: Private practice – Michigan
Nanette Lacuesta, MD: Residency faculty, Riverside Family Medicine – Columbus, OH
Sirisha Talari, MD: Faculty, University of Kentucky – Louisville, KY
Jessica Wertz, DO: Sports Medicine Fellowship, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – Columbus, OH
Randy Villarreal, MD: Urgent care/primary care – Chesapeake, VA

2010

Andre de Leon, MD: Family medicine private practice – Blue Jay, CA
Levi Harper, MD: Urgent care – Dayton, OH
Clint Hartz, MD: Sports medicine fellowship, Wildwood Medical Center – Toledo, OH
Melissa Jefferis, MD: Residency faculty, Riverside Methodist Hospital – Columbus, OH
Ramana Kankanala, MD: Family medicine private practice – Philadelphia, PA
Ron Ngayan, MD: Family medicine private practice – Santa Ana, CA
Luis Salazar, MD: Sports Medicine Fellowship, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center –Columbus, OH
Kimmy Goyal, MD: Family medicine private practice – Canada
Laura Sorg, MD: Residency faculty, The Ohio State University Rural Program – West Liberty, OH

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