April 1, 2016The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency announced its chief residents for the 2016-2017 academic year. Drs. Shawanda Agnew, Carrie Coxwell and Blake DeWitt are chief residents. Dr. Eric Frempong has been elected as IT chief resident. The Family Medicine Residency, which is operated by the College of Community Health Sciences, is a three-year post-graduate medical education program that leads to board certification in Family Medicine. Agnew attended medical school at the University of Mississippi, and is a Mississippi Rural Medical Scholar. She plans to return to Mississippi after graduation to practice in an underserved community. She is interested in women’s health. Coxwell received her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, located in Birmingham. She has a special interest in obstetrics and is interested in the College’s Obstetrics Fellowship. DeWitt attended medical school at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. His special interests include sports medicine and primary care endoscopy. He plans to return to his home state of Texas to practice after graduation. Frempong received his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean. He has a special interest in obstetrics and, after residency, plans to practice inpatient and outpatient family medicine.