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114 UNMC senior medical students receive residency assignments

114 UNMC senior medical students received their residency assignments today during a Match Day ceremony held on campus.

A total of 114 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.

Forty-three percent of UNMC students are staying in Nebraska for their training, and 59 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 (NMRP) nearly 16,000 U.S. medical students learned today where they will spend the next three to seven years in residency training. Of the applicants who matched, 81.6 percent of U.S. seniors and 81.5 percent of independent applicants matched to one of their top three choices.  More than 56 percent of U.S. seniors and approximately 49 percent of independent applicants matched to their first choice.   

The UNMC students, slated to graduate May 5, are listed by hometown, name, specialty and residency assignment.

CLASS OF 2012 RESIDENCY ASSIGNMENTS

Listed below are students from Nebraska hometowns

AINSWORTH Victoria Vanessa Hall, emergency medicine, University of Illinois-St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria IL

ALLIANCE Kylee Victoria Stanley, internal medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

ALMA Bret Hays, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

ATKINSON Jeremy Charles Peterson, neurosurgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City KS

BELLEVUE Derrick Thomas Antoniak, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

BLAIR Nicholas John Wittry, psychiatry-family medicine, University Hospital, Cincinnati OH

BROKEN BOW Matthias Miller Albin, surgery preliminary, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas TX, diagnostic radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis IN

BURCHARD Nicholas Kurt Wischmeier, orthopaedic surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City KS

CARLETON Leann Marie Bolte Heinrichs, family medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated hospitals, Omaha NE

CHADRON Megan Katherine Pelton Schuckman, family medicine, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City SD

COLERIDGE Jeremy Ryan Stone, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

COZAD Kimberly Ann Ollinger, medicine-pediatrics, University Hospital, Cincinnati OH

CREIGHTON Brian P. Jundt, family medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

CROFTON Jenna Marie Steffen, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City UT

DAVID CITY Robert Austin Daro, internal medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

ELKHORN Grant Galen Boschult, internal medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI; Mark R. Hightower, surgery, University of North Dakota School of Meidcine, Fargo ND; Ashley Noelle Huff, emergency medicine, University of Illinois-St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria IL; Anja Michelle Perlebach Zann, surgery preliminary, University of Florida College of Medicine-Shands Hospital, Gainesville FL, urology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainvesille FL

EWING Joshua R. Thoendel, family medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

FIRTH Brittany Rae Evans (photo not available), internal medicine preliminary, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk VA, anesthesiology, UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego CA

FREMONT Nathan Marc Anderson, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE and wife (in photo together), Chelsea Paige Bloom Anderson, pediatrics, Creighton-Nebraska Health Foundation, Omaha NE; Linden Elizabeth Fornoff, neurosurgery, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Joshua T. Wewel, neurosurgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL

GRAND ISLAND John Vincent Higgins, internal medicine, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester MN

GRANT Russell James Swan, internal medicine preliminary – ophthalmology, University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City UT

HASTINGS Jesse Loeffler, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Bryce William Noll, pathology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver CO

HENDERSON Jessica Ann Ott, family medicine, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City SD

HERMAN Scott A. Cameron, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

HOLDREGE Emily Ann Kraus, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE, physical medicine and rehabilitation, Stanford University Programs, Stanford CA

KEARNEY Aaron James Persinger, internal medicine preliminary, Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, Denver CO, anesthesiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver CO; Michael Joseph Swerczek, anesthesiology, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City IA

LEXINGTON Melissa Jo England, pediatrics, Creighton-Nebraska Health Foundation, Omaha NE

LINCOLN Joseph W. Chiweshe, pathology, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh PA; Samuel Adam David, surgery preliminary - urology, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta GA; Daniel John Gross, surgery preliminary, University of Colorado SOM, Denver CO; Andrea Renea Gutsche, internal medicine, University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City UT; Andrew Michael Heckman, internal medicine preliminary, Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE, diagnostic radiology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Tara Michele Kirkpatrick, surgery preliminary – urology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Jill Marie LaGrange, internal medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison WI; Khang Duc Le, surgery, University of Missouri-KC Programs, Kansas City MO; Anthony Joseph Marsh, internal medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans LA; Andrew Everett Moellering, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Laura Marie Peterson, surgery preliminary, University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals, Tucson AZ; Ali Jane Steckelberg Piper, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Robert Wayne Plambeck, emergency medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk VA; Jaime LeRossignol Seeman, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Kimberly Deanne Shubert, pediatrics, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City MO; Julie Ann Steinhauser, family medicine, Lincoln Medical Education Partnership, Lincoln NE; Dawn Owens Strauch, Dawn will be deferring residency training for one year; Leigh Margaret Sutton, transitional, Colorado Health Foundation, Denver CO, dermatology, Texas A&M – Scott & White, Temple TX

MADISON Jonathan Daniel Fullner, internal medicine preliminary, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE, diagnostic radiology, Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

MERNA Daniel Ross Sittler, family medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita KS

NORFOLK Michael Robert Pichler, neurology, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester MN; Kyle Anthony Smith, neurosurgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City KS; Clayton Thor, orthopaedic surgery, Beaumont Health Systems, Royal Oak MI

NORTH BEND Deann Christine Settles Paulson, obstetrics and gynecology, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee WI

NORTH PLATTE Brigid P. O’Holleran, surgery, University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City UT; Jeffrey Clarke Songster, internal medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Cliics, Madison WI

OAKDALE Andrew James Linnaus, emergency medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

OGALLALA Brian Adam Harris, internal medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

OMAHA Runa Acharya, internal medicine, Central Iowa Health Systems, Des Moines IA; Eric Kyes Bonness, orthopaedic surgery, Creighton-Nebraska Health Foundation, Omaha NE; Jodi Lynn Cantrell, medicine-pediatrics, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Robert Steven Corn, surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City Programs, Kansas City MO; Matthew Brian Dennis, pediatrics, Central Iowa Health Syustems, Des Moines IA; Timothy Edward Donovan, internal medicine preliminary – diagnostic radiology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; John Joseph Evans, surgery preliminary, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Christopher Glen Gartin, surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita KS; Eric Michael Hain, pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas TX; Emily Kristine Hill Bowman, internal medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Andrew Charles Huss, pediatrics, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City MO; Andrea Denise Wilson Jones, family medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Brian Kay Keegan, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Jordan Patrick Lacy, neurosurgery, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Elizabeth Rose Lehn, pediatrics, Creighton-Nebraska Health Foundation, Omaha NE; Thomas Garland Magruder, anesthesiology, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville TN; Lauren Marie Murer, pathology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Kingsley Chiedu Okafor, transitional, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus OH, ophthalmology, University of California-Davis, Davis CA; Anastassia Persidsky, orthopaedic surgery, Temple University Hospital, Phildelphia PA; Christopher David Peters, transitional, Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago IL; Clint S. Pettit, internal medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC; Valerie Ann Prescher-Buman, internal medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Jessica Elaine Prusa Flores, obstetrics and gynecology, Methodist Health System, Dallas TX; Shaun Louis Thompson, anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Nicole Song Westercamp, psychiatry, San Mateo Behavioral Helath and Recovery Services, San Mateo CA

O’NEILL Travis John Ptacek (photo not available), psychiatry, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth VA; Gina Marie Hoesing Torpin, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

PAPILLION Sarah Marie Jacobitz-Kizzier, family medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City IA

PAXTON Kallie Anne Schneider, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

PENDER Shea Joseph Welsh, family medicine, Lincoln Medical Education Partnership, Lincoln NE

PLATTE CENTER Dena M. Jundt, family medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

SCOTTSBLUFF Tyler Lee Dickey, emergency medicine, Synergy Medical Education Alliance, Saginaw MI

SIDNEY Michelle Dianne Dorwart, Michelle is deferring residency training for a one year period

SPALDING Hilary B. Miller, family medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

STRATTON Michael Jon Carter, transitional, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis IN, diagnostic radiology, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor MI

SUTHERLAND Daniel James Kalin, emergency medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

WAHOO (also listed under Omaha) -- Eric Michael Hain, pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas TX;

YORK Tanna Dawn Albin, family medicine, St. Vincent Hospital Center, Indianapolis IN

Listed below are students from out of state

DEL MAR CA Brian Daniel Friend, pediatrics, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles CA

LOS ANGELES CA Saman Vahedi, surgery preliminary, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

NAMPA ID Jeremy J. Hartley, internal medicine preliminary, Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE, anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

ELLIOTT IA Bryant Robert England, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

SIOUX CITY IA Stephen Mark Mohring, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

KANSAS CITY MO James Leonard Maliszewski, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

ST. LOUIS MO Bradley Carl Witbrodt, internal medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA

BILLINGS MT Mariah Lei Smith-Miloff, transitional, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane WA, diagnostic radiology, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester MN

RAPID CITY SD Ryan Timothy Edwards, psychiatry, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor MI

YANKTON SD Scott Allen Kindle, transitional, University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Sioux Falls SD, dermatology, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester MN

SAN ANTONIO TX Marissa Salazar Cantu, pediatrics, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans LA

FRUIT HEIGHTS UT Dayne R. Jensen, surgery preliminary, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

MARSHFIELD WI Meredith Fern Carpenter Ross, internal medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

KENYA Sassen S. Kwasa, internal medicine, University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Sioux Falls SD

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