It’s a Match

Fourth-year medical students at the College of Community Health Sciences learned March 16 through the National Resident Matching Program where they will spend the next stage of their graduate medical education.

The 26 students were among the thousands across the country who entered into the Main Residency Match and received residency placements.

The students, who spent their first two years of medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, headquartered in Birmingham, completed their clinical years of education (third and fourth years of medical school) at the College, which also serves as a regional campus of the School of Medicine.

To date, a total of 911 School of Medicine students have completed their clinical training at the College.

In addition, 16 new residents matched March 16 into the University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency, which is operated by the College. The residency, a three-year program and one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the US, was able to fill all its positions through the national match process.

A total of 472 residents to date have graduated from the residency. Most practice in Alabama, in Health Professional Shortage Areas – one in seven family physicians practicing in Alabama graduated from the residency – while other graduates practice throughout the Southeast.

The College’s mission is to improve and promote the health of individuals and communities in Alabama and the region, and one of the ways it fulfills that mission is by addressing physician workforce needs with a focus on medical student and family medicine residency training.


Medical Student Match Results:

Emily Bender Family Medicine Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colorado
Sarah Bode Pediatrics St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Jordan Busing Pediatrics Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Nicholas Cobb Family Medicine University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Kathryn Cox Family Medicine St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
Mary Craig Medicine-Preliminary


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Brookwood Baptist Health, Birmingham, Alabama


UAB Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama
Laura Crocker Pediatrics UAB Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama
William Erwin Thoracic Surgery New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Asaf Gans Anesthesiology Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Whitney Hudman Family Medicine Cahaba Medical Care, Centreville, Alabama
Luke Iannuzzi Family Medicine University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, Tennessee
Salmaan Kamal Internal Medicine UAB Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama
Koushik Kasanagottu Internal Medicine Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Madeline Morgan Pediatrics UAB Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama
Bhavika Patel Anesthesiology UAB Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama
John Pickering Jr. Surgery-General University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Christopher Ray Neurology Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Rebecca Shuford Surgery-General Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Dwain Strickland Family Medicine John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas
Mary Sweeney Transitional Year


Anesthesiology
WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center, Marietta, Georgia


Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Garrett Taylor Surgery-General Brookwood Baptist Health, Birmingham, Alabama
Elissa Tyson Family Medicine St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham, Alabama
Benjamin Walters Otolaryngology San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
Brooke Watson Pediatrics Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Grace Williams Pediatrics Greenville Health System/University of South Carolina, Greenville, South Carolina
Keith Willis Emergency Medicine John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas

Residency Match Results:

Morgan Benefield University of Arkansas
Nathan Boles William Carey University
Ellen Cleland University of Queensland
Carmen Collins Medical College of Georgia at Augusta
Rameet Dhaliwai Saba University
April Frater University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Josh Hamby American University of the Caribbean
Vanessa Hamby American University of the Caribbean
Andrea Haynes Brown University
Fiona Hu Saba University
Emily Keeton Saba University
Stephanie Kinsley University of North Texas at Fort Worth
Nichole Pritchard St. George’s University
Nicholas Ruth University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Amrit Sidhu Saba University
Melissa Smith Saba University