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127 UNMC senior medical students receive residency assignments

127 UNMC senior medical students received their residency assignments today

A total of 127 senior medical students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha received their residency assignments today during a Match Day ceremony held on campus. A residency is a training program for newly graduated medical students in the medical area of their choice. Residencies range in length from three to six years.

Thirty-nine percent of UNMC students are staying in Nebraska for their training, and 61 percent of UNMC students matched in primary care, which includes family medicine, internal medicine, internal medicine/pediatrics, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology.

Students are matched through a computer program to align their preferences for residency programs in order to fill the thousands of training positions available at U.S. teaching hospitals.

According to the National Resident Matching Program, U.S. medical school seniors made up 16,390 of the 25,463 applicants who successfully matched to first-year residency positions. Almost 80 percent of applicants who matched obtained one of their top three choice programs.  The number of residency positions in the United States rose by almost 2,400 to an all-time high of 29,171.

The UNMC students, slated to graduate May 4, are listed by hometown, name, specialty and residency assignment.

CLASS OF 2013 RESIDENCY ASSIGNMENTS

AINSWORTH Scott Joseph Wewel, family medicine, University of Kansas SOM-Kansas City KS

ALLIANCE Danita Jeane Curtiss Velasco, pediatrics, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

AMHERST Ryan Paul Peterson, pediatrics, UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange CA

ARAPAHOE Adam Tyler Haussler, internal medicine, Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton OH

ATKINSON Gregory Evan McClanahan, family medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals (Grand Island program), Omaha NE

AURORA Tyler Jay Vettel, family medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals (Grand Island program), Omaha NE

BEATRICE Jacob Michael Oran, surgery preliminary, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Elizabeth Anne Penner, internal medicine, NYPHospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York City NY

BELLEVUE Shana Marie Peper, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

BENEDICT Jillian Michelle Fickenscher, family medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

BENNINGTON Crystal Dawn Reyelts, internal medicine preliminary – diagnostic radiology, Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

BERTRAND Nathan Vernon Harms, internal medicine preliminary – ophthalmology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

BLOOMFIELD Dana Marie Archbold, internal medicine, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix AZ

COLUMBUS Gregory William Stecker, anesthesiology, University Hospital, Cincinnati OH

CREIGHTON Andrew Terell Huber, surgery, San Joaquin General Hospital, French Camp CA

EUSTIS Lauren Ashley Gengenbach Anderson, obstetrics and gynecology, Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

FREMONT Thomas Alexander McKnight, otolaryngology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC; Chelsea Renae Navarrette, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

GORDON Kyle Paul Schmidt, neurosurgery, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

GOTHENBURG Brady Allen Fickenscher, family medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

HARDY Kendra Elizabeth Luebke, otolaryngology, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee WI

HASTINGS Ari Scott Nowacek, pathology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago IL; Margaret Kaitlin Sheehy, emergency medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago IL

HENDERSON Douglas Dean Franz, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

HERMAN Maggie Jo Kuhlmann, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX

KEARNEY Amanda Theresa Calleroz, pathology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Anthony John Cannon, psychiatry, Northwestern/McGaw Medical Center, Chicago IL; Tyler Mitchell Humphrey, family medicine, Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura CA; Christopher J. Jensen, family medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Jessica Barbara Johnson, surgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany NY

KIMBALL Rustin Allen Rawlings, family medicine, Ehrling Bergquist Offutt AFB, Omaha NE

LA VISTA Alexandra Leigh Moustakes Kilgore, pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus OH

LEXINGTON Jordan Paul Homan, emergency medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City IA

LINCOLN Christopher Wade Babl, anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine-shands Hospital, Gainesville FL; Bronson John Boosalis, emergency medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Sean Robert Brozek, emergency medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Jon Packard Hedgecock, orthopaedic surgery, University of Rochester-Strong Memorial, Rochester NY; Nancy Young Hong (M.D. December 14, 2012), pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville FL; Kyle Stephen Myers, family medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals (Kearney program), Omaha NE; Robert Stephen Otte, orthopaedic surgery, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids MI; Kaitlyn Paige Pellegrino, anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Nicholas Lawrence Zalewski, neurology, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester MN

McCOOK Stuart Lee Frazier, emergency medicine, University of Illinois-St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria IL; Natalie Catherine Brooks Ronshaugen, medicine/pediatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield MA

McCOOL JUNCTION Keenan Taylor, internal medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood IL

MILLER Megan Marie Saathoff, pediatrics, Northwestern/McGaw Medical Center, Chicago IL

MILLIGAN Amanda Jean Holmquist, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa OK

MINDEN John A. E. Craig, family medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

NEBRASKA CITY Scott Andrew Madden, emergency medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

NELIGH Chad Maxwell Hall, surgery, Texas A&M-Scott & White

NEWMAN GROVE Melissa Sue Gasper, internal medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

NORFOLK Randall Jay Ambroz, transitional, Intermountain Medical Center, Murray UT – diagnostic radiology, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester MN

NORTH PLATTE Evan Scott Correll, orthopaedic surgery, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City OK; Sarah Ann Jones, internal medicine, UPMC Medical Center, Pittsburgh PA

OMAHA Faraz Ahmad, family medicine, Case Western University Hospitals, Cleveland OH; Faisal Ahmed, internal medicine preliminary, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Neha Balmoori, internal medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago IL; Emily Kate Bendlin, pediatrics, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Mitchell Christian Birt, orthopaedic surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City KS; Aaron James Cisar, family medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals (Scottsbluff program), Omaha NE; Tessa Wood Commers, pediatrics, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City MO; Christopher J. Danford, internal medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA; Kevin L. Denton, transitional, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Fargo ND – diagnostic radiology, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City KS; Meghan Teresa Gaule, internal medicine, University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City UT; Nathaniel Paul Goodrich, pediatrics, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Joseph J. Hejkal, internal medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno NV; Mary Huerter, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha ne; James P. Keblesh (M.D. December 14, 2012) psychiatry, University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals, Tucson AZ; Kathryn Marie Kersenbrock, internal medicine, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines IA; Andrea Jane Kinnan, obstetrics and gynecology, Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Frank C. Lin, surgery preliminary – urology, University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals, Tucson AZ; Kara Jean Harbert Markin, internal medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Alisha Elizabeth Mauler, family medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Kathleen Marie McKillip, medicine/pediatrics, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Jennifer Lynn Medlin, internal medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison WI; Joel Matthew Michalski, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Thomas John Muelleman, otolaryngology, University of Kansas School of Meidcine, Kansas City KS; Joel Zachary Passer, neurosurgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia PA; Steven Richard Paulmeyer, internal medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Humaira B. Qasimyar, pediatrics, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City OK; Marcie Richmond, family medicine, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Martinez CA; Justin Salvatore Ritonya, emergency medicine, Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo MI; Ross E. Smith, neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee WI; Adam Vincent Sutton, internal medicine preliminary, Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA – dermatology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA; Heather Rose Sutton, family medicine, St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Junction CO; Lauren C. Taylor, psychiatry, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor MI; Paula Jo Thielen, family medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals (Scottsbluff program), Omaha NE; Diane Nicole Topolski, internal medicine, Medical Center of South Carolina, Charleston SC; Nicholas Thomas Trapp, psychiatry, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St.Louis MO; Jacob Matthew Weasel, surgery, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines IA; Jill Marie Westcott, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Alexandra Marie Brugler Yonts, pediatrics, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA

O’NEILL Maris Loree Hoke, family medicine, Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation, Cedar Rapids IA

OVERTON Charles Weston Whitten, anesthesiology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem NC

PAPILLION Trevor M. Gregath, neurology, University of Oklahoma College of Meidcine, Oklahoma City OK; Andrew Christopher Maresch, surgery preliminary – anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

PETERSBURG Rachel Lynn Faust, psychiatry, Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

RALSTON Kathryn Ellen Dotts Kyler, pediatrics, Northwestern/McGaw Medical Center, Chicago IL

RED CLOUD Justin Ryan Westengaard, family medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals (Kearney program), Omaha NE

SCHUYLER Rita Kathleen Lindberg, family medicine, Siouxland Medical Education Foundation, Sioux City IA; Cole Edward Reha, family medicine, Clarkson Family Medicine Residency, Omaha NE

SCOTTSBLUFF Keegan Anthony Harkins, internal medicine preliminary – ophthalmology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Brittany Joelle Schultz, family medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City OK

SUTHERLAND Elizabeth Ann Bay, medicine/pediatrics, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix AZ

YORK Amanda Dawn Schnell, internal medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City KS

 

CALEXICO, CA Yun Tong, transitional, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton CA – diagnostic radiology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

ESCONDIDO, CA Benjamin Hampton Cloyd, surgery preliminary, BI Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA

CANON CITY, CO Patrick Ray Reppert, family medicine, Trident Medical Center, Charleston SC

CENTENNIAL, CO Benjamin Richard Huebner, surgery, University Hospital, Cincinnati OH

CHICAGO, IL Eliza P. Drobny, surgery preliminary, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

DES MOINES, IA James M. Bisanti, internal medicine preliminary, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines IA – diagnostic radiology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

IOWA CITY, IA Kurt William Fisher, pathology, Indiana University School of Medicine, IndianapolisIN

DERBY, KS Nathan Allan Harms, family medicine, St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Junction CO

SHOREVIEW, MN Jordan Meridith Warchol, emergency medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

PLATTE CITY, MO Jessica Ann-Louise Gartrell, pediatrics, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis TN

RALEIGH, NC Ashley Dawn Reynolds, pediatrics preliminary, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge LA – child neurology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC

WAHPETON, ND Melissa Maw Wall Moutray, surgery preliminary, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

GREENVILLE, SC Anna Elizabeth Hulbert, family medicine, University Hospitals, Columbia MO

ABERDEEN, SD Lisa Ann Leavitt, internal medicine, Legacy Emanuel/Good Samaritan, Portland OR

HARRISBURG, SD Dennis Michael Bierle, internal medicine, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Center, Rochester MN

SIOUX FALLS, SD Amy Christine Cook, family medicine, Sioux Falls Family Medicine, Sioux Falls SD; Dawn Marie Heeren, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

EL PASO, TX Hernan Hernandez, surgery, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

FARMINGTON, UT Cassi Brielle Grotepas, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals, Tucson AZ

SANDY, UT Clay Mitchell Van Leeuwen, surgery preliminary, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

TAIWAN Chien-Shien Yang, psychiatry, Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

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