South Baldwin Regional Medical Center graduates first Family Medicine Residency class

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Posted 7/20/21

South Baldwin Regional Medical Center celebrates its first class of graduates from the Family Medicine Residency Program, which launched in July 2018. Eight residents were honored at the graduation …

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South Baldwin Regional Medical Center graduates first Family Medicine Residency class

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South Baldwin Regional Medical Center celebrates its first class of graduates from the Family Medicine Residency Program, which launched in July 2018. Eight residents were honored at the graduation ceremony for their achievements and dedication to developing their medical skills and knowledge to treat patients.

Approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the three-year family medicine program offers admission to eight residents in each class. The goal is to provide a well-rounded experience for physician residents who want to pursue a career as a community-based family medicine provider. Each year includes 13 four-week rotations in which residents provide hands-on patient care for the specified topic focus, including but not limited to general surgery, obstetrics, ER and pediatrics.

“We celebrate the graduating resident class of 2021 as they enter their chosen field of practice at South Baldwin, in our region and across the nation,” said Eric Roach, CEO at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. “The excellence of each graduate is exemplified by their many hours and achievements, and most certainly by their commitment and leadership during the past three years. We wish them the best, and greatly anticipate the energy of the next rising classes of residents as they progress in our program.”

Family medicine physicians specialize in caring for children, teens and adults, offering well checks, immunizations, sick visits, men and women’s health screenings and office-based procedures such as skin biopsies, orthopedic injections and contraception.

Specialists in family medicine also support the prevention and management of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, asthma and heart disease.

Timothy Mott, M.D., Michael Linder, M.D. and Cary Ostergaard, M.D. designed the Family Medicine Residency Program, and Carol Motley, M.D. and Chris Bogar, Ph.D. were part of the initial core faculty.

“I am both proud and honored to have watched these eight graduating residents succeed through the Family Medicine Residency Program. They have persevered and grown tremendously over the last three years,” said Timothy Mott, M.D., Family Medicine Residency Program Director. “Each resident has had to learn in challenging, uncharted territory and has excelled. I wish each of them the best and feel grateful they chose South Baldwin’s Family Medicine Residency Program to complete their medical training.”

Graduating physicians from South Baldwin Regional Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program this year include Liza Hamrick, D.O.; David Echeverri, M.D.; Luke Fondren, D.O.; Adam Hamrick, D.O.; Brian Hopkins, D.O.; Ashley Hunter, M.D.; Ethan Sellers, D.O.; and Autumn Walker, M.D. Each of the graduates passed their board certification exams on the first attempt and the program’s average score was significantly above the national average. This is the first graduating class from South Baldwin Regional Medical Center’s residency program.

For more information on South Baldwin Regional Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program or to apply, visit www.southbaldwinrmc.com/hospital-residency-program.