AU/UGA Medical Partnership Announces Fourth Successful Match

Resident applicants at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership gathered on Friday, March 17 at noon in George Hall at the UGA Health Sciences Campus for Match Day, an event celebrating the next step in their medical careers.  Sealed envelopes addressed to individual students were dropped from lanterns for each of the members of the Class of 2017, and inside each envelope was a personal letter revealing where the student will pursue his or her postgraduate medical education.

An annual event, Match Day takes place after students participated in interviews and visits to residency programs in Georgia and across the country.  To determine the post-graduation assignments, the students ranked hospitals where they would like to complete residencies, and hospital residency programs ranked the student applicants.  The lists are then submitted to the nonprofit organization National Resident Matching Program in Washington, D.C., which uses an algorithm that aligns the choices of the applicants with those of the residency programs.  The final pairings are announced simultaneously across the United States at noon on the third Friday in March.

Campus Dean, Dr. Shelley Nuss said, ““This is the fourth successful match here in Athens at the Augusta University/ University of Georgia Medical Partnership. The accomplishments of the 41 MCG students that spent the majority of their time learning medicine at the Partnership have landed them at top-tier residency programs across the US.  They will be going to 18 different states in 18 different specialties with 32% staying in Georgia and 40% joining primary care programs. Thank you to the faculty, administrators, staff, and mentors in our community who have devoted their time to educating our future physicians.”

AU/UGA Medical Partnership participants in Match Day 2017 were honored with the following Residency Appointments.

  Last Name   First Name   Institution Name    Program Name   State
Bao Erjia U Washington Affil Hosps Surg-Prelim/2yr WA
Blackburn Bailee Med Ctr of Columbus Family Medicine GA
Choi Tae Do PGY1 Gwinnett Medical Center Transitional GA
    PGY2 Georgetown Univ Hosp Radiology-Diagnostic DC
Couch Luke U Tennessee COM-Chattanooga General Surgery TN
Dicks Andrew B I Deaconess Med Ctr Internal Medicine MA
Eames James Medical College of Georgia Internal Medicine GA
Elstad Zachary U Florida COM - Jacksonville Orthopaedic Surgery FL
Feibelman Palmer Walter Reed Natl Military Med Ctr Transitional MD
Galbraith Carter U Alabama Med Ctr-Birmingham  Anesthesiology  AL
Goodroe Benjamin Self Regional Healthcare Family Medicine SC
Hartley William Phoebe Putney Mem Hosp Family Medicine GA
Hayworth Miranda U Texas Med Branch-Galveston Neurological Surgery TX
Herzog Alexander Medical College of Georgia Internal Medicine GA
Hutton Timothy St Joseph Hospital SCL Health Family Medicine CO
Johnson  Rachel WellStar Kennestone Reg Med Ctr Internal Medicine GA
Jordan Kelli U Arizona COM-Phoenix Psychiatry AZ
Kent Laura U South Florida Morsani COM-Tampa Obstetrics-Gynecology FL
Kepple  Kirsten Orlando Health Emergency Medicine FL
King  Landon Walter Reed Natl Military Med Ctr General Surgery MD
Kinney Jason West Virginia University SOM Orthopaedic Surgery WV
Lewit Ruth Medical College of Georgia General Surgery GA
Lustig Matthew  U Alabama Med Ctr-Birmingham Child Neurology AL
McAlpine Rebecca U Florida COM-Shands Hosp Emergency Medicine FL
Menendez Gabriel U Alabama Med Ctr-Birmingham Neurology AL
Meyer Patrick Vanderbilt Univ Med Ctr Surgery-Prelim TN
Murphy   Meghan Vanderbilt Univ Med Ctr Pediatrics TN
Nixon William PGY1 Gwinnett Medical Center Transitional GA
    PGY2 Medical University of SC Radiology-Diagnostic SC
Nuzzo Sarah AU/UGA Medical Partnership Internal Medicine GA
Purser  Stephen Trident Medical Center Family Medicine SC
Pye   Brandon Tripler Army Medical Center Pediatrics HI
Sack  Kenneth George Washington Univ Neurological Surgery DC
Schild  Christopher Medical College of Georgia Anesthesiology GA
Shearon Walker Atlanta Med Ctr-GA General Surgery GA
Singh  Sarah PGY1 AU/UGA Medical Partnership Internal Medicine GA
    PGY2 West Virginia University SOM Radiation Oncology WV
Soriano  Carlos NY Methodist Hospital General Surgery NY
Tosini  Tommaso Ventura County Med Ctr Family Medicine CA
Vickers  Donald U Arkansas-Little Rock Otolaryngology AR
Waller Harold Massachusetts Gen Hosp Vascular Surgery MA
Whelchel  Sarah Greenville Health Sys/Univ of So Carolina Psychiatry SC
Williams  Gabrielle Emory Univ SOM-GA Family Medicine GA
Wilson Natalee WellStar Kennestone Reg Med Ctr Internal Medicine GA
Woodruff  Amelita Mayo Clinic School of Grad Med Educ Family Medicine FL
Yaguchi  Grace Henry Ford Hosp Pre-Clinical Urology Fellowship MI

Contact: Mary Kathryn Rogers; 706-542-9592