Three residents of The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency have been named chief residents: Drs. Russell Guin, Elizabeth Junkin and Tiffani Thomas.
The residency is a three-year post-graduate medical education program of the College of Community Health Sciences that leads to board certification in Family Medicine.
The residents were elected by their peers for being outstanding clinicians and for demonstrating leadership skills throughout the first two years of their residency training. All three physicians are nearing completion of their second year of residency.
Guin, of Northport, Alabama, is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine, headquartered in Birmingham. He completed his third and fourth years of clinical training at the College, which also serves as a regional campus for the School of Medicine. After residency, Guin plans to practice outpatient family medicine and, possibly, sports medicine.
Junkin, originally from Duncanville, Alabama, also earned her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed her third and fourth years of clinical training at the College. After residency, Junkin plans to practice family medicine with obstetrics in rural Alabama.
Thomas, of Newburg, South Carolina, received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She plans to practice in a rural area after residency.
The three chief residents replace Drs. Stephen Kelton, Brianna Kendrick and Natalie Kuijpers.