Welcome to our residency!
We are excited to introduce you to our full-spectrum family medicine residency. Whether you are looking to work with urban underserved, gain skills to provide care in global settings or pursue a career in academic medicine, the University of Cincinnati/Christ Hospital Family Medicine Residency could be the next step in your medical training.
Our residents and faculty end up doing a lot! Below is a list of some of the things we are currently bragging about. If you want even more click here for Summer 2019 newsletter updates! Many of our faculty and residents are highlighted, including our most recent graduates! Click here for the most recent research division news. If you want to go more in depth, past newsletters can be found here: Fall/Winter 2018 department news letter or here for the Spring 2018 department news letter.
Dr. Anna Goroncy, Dr. Samantha Lammie and Dr. Aurora Rivendale received the Herschede Medical Research Fund Grant to further their partnership with Walnut Hills Community designing a needs assessment and nutrition and cooking curriculum for families living in a food desert in Cincinnati.
Dr. Anisa Shomo presented at the School Based Health Alliance Conference held in Washington DC and was also featured in the Cincinnati Business Courier. Read more about Dr. Shomo HERE.
Dr. Christian Gausvik is the OAFP Resident Leader of the Year award recipient for 2019! Read more HERE!
Led by our maternity care faculty several residents have participated in the Smoke Free For Me efforts with Cradle Cincinnati and over the last 5 years the city has seen a 19% improvement in reported smoking rates by women in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters!
Dr. Sarah Hollis & Dr. Montiel Rosenthal wrote a chapter on interstitial cystitis that was recently published in the online version of the 5 minute clinical consult 2020 edition.
Dr. Christian Gausvik continues his amazing work for Alzheimer's Disease with his Mimosas for Memories and Cincy Brews for Brains events. Thus far he has raised over $76,000 for patients and families suffering with Alzheimer’s in Cincinnati.
Dr. Michael Putnam joined several faculty members at this year’s STFM conference. Presentations this year ranged from how to help interns adjust to EMR to healthy living knowledge for high school students.
Dr. Rory Rivendale presented her work to improve wellness and cohesiveness for all trainees at The Christ Hospital at the AIAMC conference. She continues to be a champion of resident wellness and her work continues to help shape the culture of our program.
Kudos to Drs. Montiel Rosenthal, Anisa Shomo, Julia Bedard-Thomas, Andrea Jaramillo, Kristen Koch and other residents as part of The Women in Medicine of The Christ Hospital hosting the teen girls from DePaul Christo Rey High School and Mt. Notre Dame High School to educate and model what it means to be a woman in medicine and impact the next generation of family physicians. Continuing to build our community engagement this is the third year that our program has been involved. Click here to learn more.
Dr. Michelle Collier has been selected to be a keynote speaker at the 21st Century Academic Forum held annually at Harvard University. She will present on positive psychological skills in medical education and creating a supportive learning environment in all stages of medical training.
Our family medicine residency was proud to help sponsor the Region V Student National Medical Conference held this year in Cincinnati. We loved meeting interested undergraduate and medical students and introducing them to family medicine both at the residency fair and a FM skills session.
The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has awarded a “Shark Tank” prize to Dr. Brian Bouchard and Dr. Sarah Hollis for projects to encourage smoking cessation and limiting second-hand smoke exposure. Much like the TV show they “pitched” the idea to the group who chose to “invest” in them!
The program in general [and your editor personally] could not be more proud of our own Dr. Suzanne Watson who was invited to give a Plenary Talk at the annual AAMC Learn Serve Lead conference in Austin, Texas this year. Her video is an inspirational must watch!
Do-it-all attending (outpatient, OB, inpatient) Dr. Lizbeth Lazaron has been selected as the recipient of the
Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, Special Achievement Award!
The North American Primary Care Research Group held it's annual conference in Chicago this year and our program was around to present 4 different session on everything from peri-natal depression to the social determinate of health for home bound patients. Click here for the complete list.
Intern, Ohio Army National Guard 1st Lt., and mother Dr. Sara Stigler was featured on the Ohio National Guard website for her commitment to her state and education while becoming a mother. It is a must read!
Our research division has been awarded two new research grants. Click here to read more!
Our FMC staff could not be more deserving of the SMILES award they received from Christ Hospital for the care they provide not only the the patient mentioned in the video above, but to every patient that walks into the office. We could not do our jobs without them!
Our FMPs have returned the yearly Association of Medicine and Psychiatry conference where they had 5 poster presentations, one clinical vignette and a global health presentation by first year fellow Dr. Shanna Stryker.
Based on resident and faculty feedback we are focusing on an initiative to increase our community engagement. Our goal is to target the areas of our city where our patients live, work and attend school. You can learn more about our efforts, spearheaded by Dr. Anna Goroncy, by clicking here.
Each year we send a strong cohort of residents and faculty to the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference. This year Dr. Elizabeth Beckman (FMP), Dr. Shanna Stryker (FMP), Dr. Catherine Pinkston, Dr. Corey Keeton (FMP), Dr. Michael Putnam and attendings Dr. Anna Goroncy and Dr. Megan Rich all traveled to Washington DC to present the work, projects and ideas our residency has cultivated over the last year. (Click here for a list of all the presentations)
Continuing her trend of publications, Dr. Megan Rich has written on collaborative clinical education in The Clinical Teacher.
Dr. Aruna Puthota (FMP)- was selected to receive the Humanism and Excellence In Teaching Award by the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine class of 2019! So happy to be able to share our excellence in teaching with the next generation of doctors.
Dr. Shanna Stryker (FMP)- winner of the 2017 Martin Fenton Award for Resident of the Year from the national Association of Medicine and Psychiatry. The UC program has won this award in 2 of the last 3 years.
Dr. Christian Gausvik continues to be a champion for fighting Alzheimer’s disease. He raised over $6,000 through his event Cincy Brews for Brains in Fall 2017 only to exceed $20,000 in April 2018 with Mimosas for Memories. Because of his dedication he received the "Roll Up Your Sleeves" award from the Alzheimer's Association!
Dr. Julia Bedard-Thomas pulled triple duty at the SNMA national conference in San Francisco representing Cincinnati from the family medicine, psychiatry and FMP perspective. We have a strong commitment to diversity because we believe this is the best way to serve our patients.
Dr. Megan Rich, Dr. Joe Kiesler and summer research medical student Tyler Waid publish their work on teaching residents to recognize the social determinate of health (and some instagram ready photos) in The Ohio Family Physician. You can read more about our residency focus on addressing the needs of the whole patient by clicking here.
Residents Dr. Sarah Hollis and Dr. Brain Bouchard joined core faculty member, Dr. Lisbeth Lazaron, as well as FMC clinic staff, to attend the first Smoke Free 4 Me conference in Columbus, Ohio. This project provides additional resources for parents hoping to decrease their child's second hand smoke exposure.
Our Chief Resident Dr. Kara Ciani has matched into Geriatric Fellowship here at University of Cincinnati- so glad to keep one of our own! And not too far away Dr. Tyler (Kip) Drewry has matched as the Sports Medicine Fellow at Bethesda North/TriHealth!
Chief Residents Dr. Elizabeth Beckman and Dr. Kara Ciani, along with Dr. Christian Gausvik, with the faculty support of our program director Dr. Bernheisel and Dr. Spata attended the Clinic First Collaborative in February 2018 in Kansas City. For more information on this initiative click here.
Senior resident Dr. Tyler (Kip) Drewry and core faculty Dr. Hillary Mount published an article in Consultant on Parsonage-Turner Syndrome. In case you need to brush up on that, or want a sense of the diversity and complexity of patients we care for on our inpatient service, you can download the article here.
Hosted by the HRSA PCTE Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion Project PI Dr. Jeffrey Schlaudecker, with support from team members Drs. Chris White, Reid Hartmann, Anna Goroncy, Megan Rich, and Soni Regan the family medicine department organized a multiple disciplinary dinner event focus on the opioid epidemic and its affect on our patient population. The author of the nationally recognized book, Dreamland, about the growth of opioid use in US even joined via Skype.
We had multiple faculty and resident presenters at the STFM Practice Improvement Conference including Dr. Elizabeth Beckman (FMP), Dr. Darshana Bhattacharyya (FMP), Dr. Reid Hartmann and Dr. Jeffrey Schlaudecker.
Dr. Megan Rich and Dr. Anna Goroncy represented the program at North American Primary Care Research Group in Montreal with a projects looking at the social determinants of health in our clinic population.
Dr. Elizabeth Beckman (FMP), Dr. Hillary Mount, Dr. Montiel Rosenthal- 2017 Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training Practice Based Research Award for the centering pregnancy program