It’s a Match

April 2, 2018

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 BenderFamily MedicinePoudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colorado
Sarah BodePediatricsSt. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Jordan BusingPediatricsVanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Nicholas CobbFamily MedicineUniversity of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Kathryn CoxFamily MedicineSt. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
Mary CraigMedicine-Preliminary
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Brookwood Baptist Health, Birmingham, Alabama
UAB Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama
Laura CrockerPediatricsUAB Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama
William ErwinThoracic SurgeryNew York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Asaf GansAnesthesiologyWake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Whitney HudmanFamily MedicineCahaba Medical Care, Centreville, Alabama
Luke IannuzziFamily MedicineUniversity of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, Tennessee
Salmaan KamalInternal MedicineUAB Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama
Koushik KasanagottuInternal MedicineJohns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Madeline MorganPediatricsUAB Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama
Bhavika PatelAnesthesiologyUAB Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama
John Pickering Jr.Surgery-GeneralUniversity of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Christopher RayNeurologyBarnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Rebecca ShufordSurgery-GeneralWake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Dwain StricklandFamily MedicineJohn Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas
Mary SweeneyTransitional Year
WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center, Marietta, Georgia
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Garrett TaylorSurgery-GeneralBrookwood Baptist Health, Birmingham, Alabama
Elissa TysonFamily MedicineSt. Vincent’s East, Birmingham, Alabama
Benjamin WaltersOtolaryngologySan Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
Brooke WatsonPediatricsWake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Grace Williams PediatricsGreenville Health System/University of South Carolina, Greenville, South Carolina
Keith Willis Emergency MedicineJohn Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas

Residency Match Results:

Morgan BenefieldUniversity of Arkansas
Nathan BolesWilliam Carey University
Ellen ClelandUniversity of Queensland
Carmen CollinsMedical College of Georgia at Augusta
Rameet DhaliwaiSaba University
April FraterUniversity of Medicine and Health Sciences
Josh HambyAmerican University of the Caribbean
Vanessa HambyAmerican University of the Caribbean
Andrea HaynesBrown University
Fiona HuSaba University
Emily KeetonSaba University
Stephanie KinsleyUniversity of North Texas at Fort Worth
Nichole PritchardSt. George’s University
Nicholas RuthUniversity of Medicine and Health Sciences
Amrit SidhuSaba University
Melissa SmithSaba University