SRMC Graduate Residency Classes of 2022

CLINTON – Sampson Regional Medical Center (SampsonRMC) is pleased to announce the graduate residents of its 2022 Dermatology, Transition Year and Family Medicine courses. A graduation ceremony was held on Sunday, June 12 for celebrate their accomplishments.

Residency programs are a stage of higher medical education. All medical residents hold a medical degree and practice medicine under the indirect supervision of an attending physician. Upon completion of a residency program, physicians are eligible to serve on board certification and practice independently. SampsonRMC is proud to offer three residency programs, each fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Dermatology residents at SampsonRMC practice under the supervision of Program Director, Jonathan Crane, DO, FAOCD Between two dermatology practices located in Wilmington and Clinton, physician trainers have the opportunity to serve many patients and see a wide variety of dermatology issues during their three-year training program.

The Dermatology Residency Class of 2022 includes Chelsea Harper, DO and Muneeb Shah, DO Dr. Harper will be the second fellow in the micrographic surgery and dermatological oncology fellowship at Campbell University, based in the Whiteville, Utah office. North Carolina, from Atlantic Dermatology. Dr. Shah will practice with PC Dermatology in Charlotte, North Carolina, and will continue her “dermatology diplomacy” through TikTok and other social media sites.

Additionally, Dr. Crane looks forward to welcoming two graduates of the transition year internship class into the SampsonRMC dermatology residency program this fall. Congratulations to Jesse Dewey, DO, and Paarth Dodia, DO, who will be pursuing more specialized training with SampsonRMC.

Drs. Dewey and Dodia were joined in the 2021-2022 transition year residency class by two other physicians who will also begin dermatology residencies: Seth Bernacki, DO will begin training this summer at the Emory Dermatology residency located in Atlanta, AG; and Westley Carter, DO, paired with the AT Still University/Kirksville Dermatology Program in Kirksville, MO.

Transition year interns are led by Program Director Subodh Pal, MD. The transition year refers to the year of graduate medical education (GME) before a physician chooses a specialty residency program. The Transition Year Internship is designed to train newly graduated physicians in general practice. Through scheduled rotations, it exposes them to a diverse group of patients and a wide variety of disciplines.

The Family Medicine Residency Class of 2022 includes Susie Fitgerald, DO, Deepakta Kaur, DO, and Eric Woo, DO SampsonRMC is proud to announce that Dr. Fitzgerald and Dr. Woo will continue to be part of the SampsonRMC team. Fitzgerald and Woo will practice inpatient and outpatient family medicine with SampsonRMC clinics and the hospital.

Dr. Kaur will remain in the area as she begins her practice in Smithfield at UNC Health Family Medicine.

The SampsonRMC Family Medicine Residency Program is led by Dr. John-Mark Miller, Program Director, Director of Medical Education and Regional Dean of the Campbell University School of Medicine. During their three-year program, family medicine residents cared for patients at Sampson Medical Group in Clinton. In addition to elective rotations for special interests, residents completed required rotations in emergency medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, NICU, pediatrics, surgery, orthopedics, and community medicine.

SampsonRMC’s accredited GME program improves access to quality health care within the community. For more information on medical providers and services, visit www.sampsonrmc.org.

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