Brian Bouchad -  Washington University SOM  Will be working at an FQHC in Cleveland, OH.  I grew up between rural Wyoming and Kenya where I saw gross disparity. I completed my undergraduate and medical school training in urban American environments plagued by division and maldistribution of resources. I chose the TCH program because I want to be a physician who practices clinical excellence across borders while developing skills to address systemic flaws keeping my patients from full healthy lives. I wanted to be among physicians who treat local and global communities, and I found those people here.

Brian Bouchad - Washington University SOM

Will be working at an FQHC in Cleveland, OH.

I grew up between rural Wyoming and Kenya where I saw gross disparity. I completed my undergraduate and medical school training in urban American environments plagued by division and maldistribution of resources. I chose the TCH program because I want to be a physician who practices clinical excellence across borders while developing skills to address systemic flaws keeping my patients from full healthy lives. I wanted to be among physicians who treat local and global communities, and I found those people here.

Melissa Mefford -  Indiana University SOM  Moving home to Indiana to take an outpatient primary care position.  I feel so blessed to have ended up at TCH for my Family Medicine training! It was my first choice, and so far it has not let me down. The faculty genuinely care about my learning and know exactly what they are doing when it comes to teaching styles. I'm interested in rural medicine and this program has much to offer , including global trips to Guatemala and opportunities to travel to a Native American reservation in Arizona. I am so pumped to see the doctor I become and the relationships that I forge through this program!

Melissa Mefford - Indiana University SOM

Moving home to Indiana to take an outpatient primary care position.

I feel so blessed to have ended up at TCH for my Family Medicine training! It was my first choice, and so far it has not let me down. The faculty genuinely care about my learning and know exactly what they are doing when it comes to teaching styles. I'm interested in rural medicine and this program has much to offer , including global trips to Guatemala and opportunities to travel to a Native American reservation in Arizona. I am so pumped to see the doctor I become and the relationships that I forge through this program!

Michael Putnam -  Loyola Chicago Stritch SOM  Joining the residency inpatient faculty.  I'm from Chicago with family roots in Utah and Wyoming. I chose this program because of the emphasis on underserved health and excellent teaching. The leaders in this program pride themselves on being physician-educators, for both the residents and patients. This program gives me the experience to be an excellent physician for my patients and the tools to become an educator in the field. Also, Cincinnati is a walkable and vibrant city with great neighborhoods and plenty of access to culture and the outdoors!

Michael Putnam - Loyola Chicago Stritch SOM

Joining the residency inpatient faculty.

I'm from Chicago with family roots in Utah and Wyoming. I chose this program because of the emphasis on underserved health and excellent teaching. The leaders in this program pride themselves on being physician-educators, for both the residents and patients. This program gives me the experience to be an excellent physician for my patients and the tools to become an educator in the field. Also, Cincinnati is a walkable and vibrant city with great neighborhoods and plenty of access to culture and the outdoors!

Mary Mattern -  Indiana University SOM  Taking on an outpatient family medicine position in Cincinnati.  Raised in the cornfields of Indiana, I ventured to Cincinnati because of the enthusiastic, intentional, innovative, and well-rounded teaching I witnessed from the faculty and fellow residents. My goal after graduation is to work in a rural community either in the Appalachian Mountains or in a small Midwest town. This residency continues to provide a thorough and well-balanced training for full spectrum family medicine. I feel very comfortable with my fellow colleagues and enjoy getting the time to explore the countless festivals, parades, and traditions of Cincinnati!!

Mary Mattern - Indiana University SOM

Taking on an outpatient family medicine position in Cincinnati.

Raised in the cornfields of Indiana, I ventured to Cincinnati because of the enthusiastic, intentional, innovative, and well-rounded teaching I witnessed from the faculty and fellow residents. My goal after graduation is to work in a rural community either in the Appalachian Mountains or in a small Midwest town. This residency continues to provide a thorough and well-balanced training for full spectrum family medicine. I feel very comfortable with my fellow colleagues and enjoy getting the time to explore the countless festivals, parades, and traditions of Cincinnati!!

Anna Schweikert - University of Cincinnati  Accepted into the Geriatrics Fellowship here at The Christ Hospital.  I am from the suburbs of Chicago, but more importantly part of the Flyer Faithful (go UD!). I am interested in underserved and geriatric medicine, and found the perfect fit here at TCH/UC. I love the city of Cincinnati and can't wait to practice here when I graduate!

Anna Schweikert -University of Cincinnati

Accepted into the Geriatrics Fellowship here at The Christ Hospital.

I am from the suburbs of Chicago, but more importantly part of the Flyer Faithful (go UD!). I am interested in underserved and geriatric medicine, and found the perfect fit here at TCH/UC. I love the city of Cincinnati and can't wait to practice here when I graduate!

Corey Keeton -  Marshall University SOM  FMP- Corey Keeton finished his 5th year as one of the co-chiefs in Family Medicine and Psychiatry. He has now joined faculty with dual appointment in Family Medicine and Psychiatry. He is working in diverse environments including: Inpatient Consult-liaison Psychiatry, Outpatient neurodevelopment psychiatry, collaborative care and inpatient family medicine. One of his many passions includes residency education and building curriculum.  Residency bio: I am from Ashland, KY and attended school at Marshall. I entered medical school with a strong interest in psychiatry, but quickly fell in love with primary care. The FMP program gives me a unique skill set that prepares me to practice comprehensive medicine in underserved populations. I also have a strong interest in teaching and plan to incorporate clinical education into my future career. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. Rachel and I also read lots of YA novels.

Corey Keeton - Marshall University SOM

FMP- Corey Keeton finished his 5th year as one of the co-chiefs in Family Medicine and Psychiatry. He has now joined faculty with dual appointment in Family Medicine and Psychiatry. He is working in diverse environments including: Inpatient Consult-liaison Psychiatry, Outpatient neurodevelopment psychiatry, collaborative care and inpatient family medicine. One of his many passions includes residency education and building curriculum.

Residency bio: I am from Ashland, KY and attended school at Marshall. I entered medical school with a strong interest in psychiatry, but quickly fell in love with primary care. The FMP program gives me a unique skill set that prepares me to practice comprehensive medicine in underserved populations. I also have a strong interest in teaching and plan to incorporate clinical education into my future career. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. Rachel and I also read lots of YA novels.

Rachel Kishton -  University of S. California SOM  FMP - Rachel Kishton also just finished her 5th year as one of our Family Medicine and Psychiatry Chiefs. She has been accepted into the prestigious  National Clinical Scholars Fellowship  Program at the University of Pennsylvania where she will continue to focus on building collaborative care solutions for populations in local and international settings. She was a key driver of developing multiple different systems processes in our office as well as bringing a children’s literacy improvement program to our office!  Residency bio: I am a native of San Francisco, California and was thrilled to join the FMP program. I have an interest in international medicine and chose this residency because of the focus on global health. I hope to design methods for bringing good quality mental health and family medicine to resource limited environments. I enjoy Disneyland, fantasy YA novels (which Corey and I read obsessively), neon pink and baking chocolate desserts.

Rachel Kishton - University of S. California SOM

FMP - Rachel Kishton also just finished her 5th year as one of our Family Medicine and Psychiatry Chiefs. She has been accepted into the prestigious National Clinical Scholars Fellowship Program at the University of Pennsylvania where she will continue to focus on building collaborative care solutions for populations in local and international settings. She was a key driver of developing multiple different systems processes in our office as well as bringing a children’s literacy improvement program to our office!

Residency bio: I am a native of San Francisco, California and was thrilled to join the FMP program. I have an interest in international medicine and chose this residency because of the focus on global health. I hope to design methods for bringing good quality mental health and family medicine to resource limited environments. I enjoy Disneyland, fantasy YA novels (which Corey and I read obsessively), neon pink and baking chocolate desserts.