April 6, 2021
Sixteen new medical school graduates begin their graduate education in July at The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences.
They will receive specialty training in family medicine as part of the UA Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency Program Class of 2024. The three-year residency is operated by CCHS and is one of the oldest and largest family medicine residencies in the United States.
Dr. Tamer Elsayed, residency director, said the program this year received 1,700 applications and interviewed 278 candidates for the 16 positions. Because of COVID-19, “we did virtual Town Halls, recruitment sessions, social hours and other visits,” Elsayed said.
The College founded the residency more than four decades ago and, to date, 511 physicians have received training through the program. The residency has a long tradition of working to improve the health of individuals and communities in Alabama and the Southeast. In Alabama, one of every seven practicing family medicine physicians is a graduate of the residency, and 90% of graduates practice in the Southeast.
During their time in the program, residents are educated and trained in academic and community environments by physicians in family medicine and other specialties and learn to provide high-quality and patient-centered care. Residents have opportunities to practice in hospitals and continuity and community clinics and connect with patients in the context of their families and communities.
CCHS also offers post-residency fellowships for additional training in behavioral health, emergency medicine, geriatrics, hospital medicine, neurology, obstetrics, pediatrics and sports medicine.
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency Program Class of 2024 and where they completed medical school:
|Gavin Atwal (MD)||Saba University (Saba, Netherlands, Antilles)|
|Gabrielle Cordaro (MD)||Saba University (Saba, Netherlands, Antilles)|
|Mitchell Currie (MD)||Saba University (Saba, Netherlands, Antilles)|
|Aishwarya Daniels (MD)||University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)|
|Hunter Dulaney (MD)||University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)|
|Colton Eubanks (DO)||New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (Old Westbury, Long Island, NY)|
|Andy Fadool (MD)||Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)|
|Ana Frambach Simao (MD)||Universidade Federal Fluminense Fauldade de Medicina (Niteroi, Brazil)|
|Nathalie Francis (MD)||Medical University of the Americas (Nevis, West Indies)|
|Mema George (MD)||St. George’s University (Grenada)|
|Nicholas Goodwin (MD)||American University of the Caribbean (Sint Maarten, Netherlands, Antilles)|
|Jillian Kelly (MD)||American University of Antigua (Antigua and Barbuda)|
|Muhammad Khan (MD)||American University of Antigua (Antigua and Barbuda)|
|Nicole Lally (MD)||St. George’s University (Grenada)|
|Elizabeth Scott (DO)||Lincoln Memorial University-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN)|
|Josh Washington (MD)||UAB School of Medicine (Birmingham, AL)|