The McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program welcomed ten new residents to its program on June 10.
The new residents for the Class of 2022 include: Dr. Timothy Blackner, Dr. Parker Edison, Dr. Kassie Falcon, Dr. Virginia Ferguson, Dr. Jacob Kozacki, Dr. Amber Martin, Dr. Yvette Mbangowah, Dr. Miranda McCoy and Dr. Laine Way. Joining the Class of 2021 is incoming resident Dr. Brice Morey.
The residency program is designed to train physicians in an effort to increase the availability of family medicine physicians for patients in the 18-county region McLeod Health serves. After graduating from medical school, physicians who join McLeod for their residency receive a rigorous three years of training to prepare for their own future practice.
Since its inception in 1980, there have been 252 graduates of the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program. Currently 45 of these graduates are on the McLeod Health medical staff caring for patients across the McLeod system.