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Georgia Farrell, M.D.

Georgia Farrell, MD

Medical School
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - Traverse City, 2017

Hometown
Midland, MI

What is the best feature of your residency program?

The people. Our residents - my co-residents both support and challenge me to be a better physician and person daily. Our program director - he is truly supportive in doing what is best for his residents. Our faculty - are wonderful teachers and role models.

PGY-4th Year

Alice C. Baker, MD

Alice C. Baker, M.D.

Medical School
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center, 2018

Hometown
Houston TX

Can you identify your favorite or most impactful faculty member/mentor and why?
Dr. Caiola is my clinic preceptor and he is the best! Not only is he a great teacher, but he also goes out of his way to take care of our clinic team. He encourages us to stay active and make sure we are well fed with smoothies, chocolate, and cakes for everyone's birthdays. Any time I have a question about my car or a flat tire, I know I can count on him to help. He is one of the many reasons our clinic feels like home for the med-peds residents.

Georgia Farrell, MD

Wilbert H. Beachy, M.D.

Medical School
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 2018

Hometown
Somerset, PA

Can you identify your favorite or most impactful faculty member/mentor and why?
Francis Coyne (Now based at the Complex Care Center) but was chief my intern year. He helped me get through some difficult experiences in my transition from student to resident.

Laura E. Easton, MD

Laura E. Easton, M.D.

Medical School
University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine, 2018

Hometown
Rochester, NY

Can you identify your favorite or most impactful faculty member/mentor and why?
Yes, all of the Culver Medical Group Faculty for always being supportive and understanding.

Yumiko Esaki, MD

Yumiko Esaki, M.D.

Medical School
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, 2018

Hometown
Fukuoka, JP (Has lived in Reno, NV for the last decade)

Can you identify your favorite or most impactful faculty member/mentor and why?
Dr. Caiola is my favorite faculty because he makes you exercise before you go see your patients on yellow team clinic days (Not mandatory. Some people elect to watch others do push-ups and squats. Especially purple team residents like me.). But really, he is so kind, non-judgmental, and supportive. Jealous of yellow team!

David P. Nguyen, MD

David P. Nguyen, M.D.

Medical School
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, 2018

Hometown
San Diego, CA

Can you identify your favorite or most impactful faculty member/mentor and why?
Anita Ray (my Red team clinic preceptor) is my biggest role model and I aspire to be just as awesome as her one day. She exudes confidence, calmness, and empathy and has an excellent sense of humor!

Guylda Richard Johnson, MD

Guylda Richard Johnson, M.D.

Medical School
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2018

Hometown
Amityville, NY

Can you identify your favorite or most impactful faculty member/mentor and why?
I have several mentors who have been incredible at helping me to grow and mature into the physician I'm working hard to become.

Michele Sainvil, MD

Michele Sainvil, M.D.

Medical School
University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2018

Hometown
Springfield, MA

Can you identify your favorite or most impactful faculty member/mentor and why?
Dr. Anita Ray. The reasons are too many but to list a few I would say her willingness to teach, accepts and meet me where I am. She's knowledgeable and compassionate. She empowers me to develop my own strengths, supports my professional beliefs, and my personal attributes. She's part of a red team and I secretly believe she's a ninja!

Peihsuan R. Tsai, MD

Peihsuan R. Tsai, M.D.

Medical School
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2018

Hometown
Dallas TX

Can you identify your favorite or most impactful faculty member/mentor and why?
Dr. Brett Robbins (Our Program Director). He practices what he preaches and advocates for our well-being. Always allows safe space when I need it.

PGY-3rd Year

Sarah Beasley, MD

Sarah Beasley, M.D.

Medical School
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, 2019

Hometown
Clemson, SC

What are your career goals and aspirations?
My interests include congenital cardiology, ICU and hospital medicine at this time, as well as medical education. I am continuing to explore career options related to these fields and hope to find a path that combines multiple interests.


 

Erin Good, MD

Erin Good, M.D.

Medical School
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2019

Hometown
Norwich, CT

Where would you like to end up (Career goals/Aspirations)?
I am a National Health Service Corps member which means I will focus on Medicine and Pediatric Primary Care in underserved communities. My passion is for working in under underserved communities. I also have interests in Critical Care, Hospital Medicine and Public Health. My career will likely be some combination of all these interests!

William H. Hardy, IV, MD

William H. Hardy, IV, D.O.

Medical School
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – New York, 2019

Hometown
Denver, CO

What are your career goals and aspirations?
This is a tough one, the usual Med-Peds problem where we can't make up our mind. I very much enjoy working with both adult and pediatric populations, and I enjoy hospital medicine. I think I would love to be a Med-Peds hospitalist or possibly a sub-specialist in some area of heme/onc. I also like Critical Care, so who knows?

Eric Jorgensen, MD

Eric Jorgensen, M.D.

Medical School
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo, 2019

Hometown
DeWitt, NY

What are your career goals and aspirations?
I currently am hoping to go on to fellowship in Allergy/immunology.

Adam Kappmeyer, MD

Adam Kappmeyer, M.D.

Medical School
University of Washington School of Medicine, 2019

Hometown
Moscow, ID

What are your career goals and aspirations?
Rural inpatient and outpatient medicine most likely, but considering specialties including Pulmonology/Critical Care or Palliative Care.

Anne Lips, MD

Anne Lips, M.D.

Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School, 2019

Hometown
Minneapolis, MN

What are your career goals and aspirations?
I'm still not completely decided. I'm considering primary care, ideally with a medically and socially complex patient population (adults and kids). But I also love being in the hospital, so we'll see.

Chloe M. Swanger, MD

Chloe M. Swanger, M.D.

Medical School
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, 2019

Hometown
Altoona, PA

What are your career goals and aspirations?
Still not fully clear. I like the feel of a community hospital associated with a large academic medical center (like Highland Hospital). I would like to have a combination of inpatient and outpatient while also keeping Medicine and Pediatrics. Complex care has always been close to my heart. If I were to do a specialty, I greatly enjoy Rheumatology. Luckily, I still have time to consider all the options a Med-Peds residency allows me to have! I will likely do some strange hybrid of work.

PGY-2nd Year

Hannah Doyle, MD

Hannah Doyle, M.D.

Medical School
State University of New York Upstate Medical University, 2020

Hometown
Alabama, NY

What are your favorite things about Rochester?
Rochester provides access to everything I love to do outdoors. There are plenty of bike riding and hiking trails, places to kayak/canoe, ski slopes nearby, and the Finger Lakes and Great Lakes make for great day trips. I have always been into dance, music and art, and being the "city of festivals" Rochester is a fitting place for me with it's robust arts culture.

Hayley Flanagan, MD

Hayley Flanagan, M.D.

Medical School
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2020

Hometown
Glenview, IL

What are your favorite things about Rochester?
There are so many amazing outdoor activities! Coming from the Midwest, I wasn't used to living within an hour drive of multiple amazing state parks, or being able to hike to a waterfall that's a mile away from my apartment. I can't wait for winter so that I can learn to cross country ski and check out some of the downhill skiing resorts in the area!

Victoria Mattick, MD

Victoria Mattick, M.D.

Medical School
Albany Medical College, 2020

Hometown
Rochester, NY

What are your favorite things about Rochester?
Being so close to my family, the beautiful parks, Lake Ontario and the finger lakes, and plenty of local breweries.

Lara McHan, MD

Lara McHan, M.D.

Medical School
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, 2020

Hometown
Bossier City, LA

What are your favorite things about Rochester?
So far, the food and outdoor activities (biking/running trails, local and state parks, the beach).

Nneka Ogbutor, MD

Nneka Ogbutor, M.D.

Medical School
CUNY School of Medicine, 2020

Hometown
Freeport, NY

What are your favorite things about Rochester?
The greenery and waterfalls. Rochester in summer is so lush, beautiful, and peaceful. And everything is only 15 minutes away which is great! Also love all the murals around the city.

Jordan Patterson, MD

Jordan Patterson, M.D.

Medical School
University of Nebraska College of Medicine, 2020

Hometown
Murdock, NE

What are your favorite things about Rochester?
There is so much to do outdoors - lots of trails and hiking. It has a Midwest feel and reminds me a lot of Omaha, so it feels like home.

Laura Saldivar, MD

Laura Saldivar, M.D.

Medical School
Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2020

Hometown
Bellbrook, OH

What are your favorite things about Rochester?
I love the scenery in Rochester. The waterfalls are breathtaking!

Kim Seymour, MD

Kim Seymour, M.D.

Medical School
Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2020

Hometown
Cincinnati, OH

What are your favorite things about Rochester?
The food is fantastic! While garbage plates might be a bit of an acquired taste, the food scene is incredibly varied and there is something for everyone. I was also surprised when I moved here about how many beautiful parks and trails are around the city.

Rahul Uppal, MD

Rahul Uppal, M.D.

Medical School
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2020

Hometown
Minneapolis, MN

What are your favorite things about Rochester?
The people in the community are very nice, which made it feel a lot like home in the Midwest to me. In the summers there are countless festivals and things to do outside. Then for the colder months there are plenty of great restaurants to try!

PGY-1st Year

Jennifer Beuschel, MD

Jenny Beuschel, M.D.

Medical School
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, 2021

Hometown
Conklin, MI

What is the best feature of your residency program?
I know everyone says this, but the people! The atmosphere is very welcoming, collaborative, noncompetitive, and focused on learning and growth.

Sonia Joshi, MD

Sonia Joshi, M.D.

Medical School
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, 2021

Hometown
Jericho, NY

What is the best feature of your residency program?
Too many to state! "The people" for sure, but I will also say the overall culture/learning environment.

Amanda Kaley, MD

Amanda Kaley, M.D.

Medical School
State University of New York Upstate Medical University, 2021

Hometown
Camillus, NY

What is the best feature of your residency program?
The collegiality of the Med-Peds family. The med-peds docs, especially those in clinic, the residents, the chief, and the PD all have an informal and comfortable relationship. There is plenty of teasing and even more looking out for each other. It is very clear from day one how much everyone looks out for and supports one another. I feel very lucky to be a part of it!

Justin Lasinger, MD

Justin Lansinger, M.D.

Medical School
Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2021

Hometown
Baltimore, MD

Why did you choose the University of Rochester's Med-Peds program as your choice for residency?
I chose URMC because I already knew I loved the Rochester area and it was by far the most pleasant interview experience. Everyone is so eager to help each other out and that has remained true during residency.

Grace Ng, MD

Grace Ng, M.D.

Medical School
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2021

Hometown
Thousand Oaks, CA

What is the best feature of your residency program?
It is hard to pick just one feature since I love this program in its entirety dearly, but I have to say that the human beings involved in this program are some of the best I have ever had the privilege of knowing and I am so grateful to each one of them!

Michelle Prong, MD

Michelle Prong, M.D.

Medical School
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2021

Hometown
Victor, NY

What is the best feature of your residency program?
In just the short time that I've been a member of the program, I can say that the caring, supportive, and welcoming culture of the program leadership, support staff, and residents makes me feel that I can bring my whole self to work every day and that no problem is too big or too small to ask for help with. The default posture of everyone in the program is to offer a helping hand before even you know you need it and to affirm each person's unique qualities both inside and outside of medicine. The Med-Peds (and categorical Medicine and Pediatrics programs as well) seem to understand that when we are thriving as whole people, we become better teammates to our colleagues and better providers to our patients. This established culture of support and caring is what I love most about the program.

Rebekah Roll, MD

Rebekah Roll, M.D.

Medical School
Indiana University School of Medicine, 2021

Hometown
Indianapolis, IN

What is the best feature of your residency program?
Right now, I really appreciate the collegiality of all of our services. It can be intimidating to start your new job as a doctor, in a new city, and a new healthcare system. However, the people that I've worked with directly have been so willing to educate us and make sure that we are adjusting well into this new role. It's made all the difference these first few weeks of intern year.

Jennifer Tich, MD

Jennifer Tich, M.D.

Medical School
Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2021

Hometown
Andover, MN

What is the best feature of your residency program?
I couldn't be more serious when I say the people! From Dr. Robbins, who will literally go out of his way to help loved ones of residents find work in Rochester, to Betsy and Jerdana who help us all keep on task and always have the best candy. Everyone has made me feel welcome and supported. I know if anything were to happen in my life and I needed help that I could turn to our leadership and they'd help me no questions asked. My co-residents have become fast friends and I couldn't imagine a better group to be navigating residency with