Sampson Regional graduates eight resident physicians

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Posted 6/25/21

Sampson Regional Medical Center announced the graduating residents of its 2021 of Dermatology, Transition Year, and Family Medicine classes.

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Sampson Regional graduates eight resident physicians


CLINTON — Sampson Regional Medical Center announced the graduating residents of its 2021 of Dermatology, Transition Year, and Family Medicine classes. A graduation ceremony was held June 19 in celebration of their accomplishments.

Residency programs are a stage of graduate medical training. All resident physicians hold a medical degree and practice medicine under the indirect supervision of an attending physician. Upon completion of a residency program, doctors are eligible to sit for board certification and practice independently. SampsonRMC is proud to offer three residency programs, each with Osteopathic Recognition and fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduation Medical Education.

Dermatology residency class

The Dermatology Residency Class of 2021 includes Dr. Luke Maxfield and Dr. Ashley Rice. Both Maxfield and Rice completed their Transition Year Internship at SampsonRMC and subsequently started their dermatology training in 2018. SampsonRMC Dermatology residents practice under the supervision of Program Director, Dr. Jonathan Crane.

Between two dermatology offices located in Wilmington and Clinton, the training physicians have the opportunity to serve many patients and see a wide variety of dermatology issues during their three-year training program.

Maxfield will be the first fellow in the Campbell University MOHS Fellowship in Whiteville. Rice has accepted and will be practicing dermatology at Atlantic Dermatology in Shallotte.

Also, Crane looks forward to welcoming two graduates of this year’s Transition Year Internship class into the SampsonRMC Dermatology Residency program this fall.

Transitional year residency

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Jarett Casale and Dr. Abigail Hunter. Casale and Hunter were joined in the 2020-2021 Transitional Year Residency class by two other physicians who will enter programs for specialized training: Dr. Yasmin Hadian, who will begin training this summer at Emory Dermatology Residency located in Atlanta; and Dr. Paul Jaszewski II, who is on the move to Miami for a Diagnostic Radiology Residency at HCA Aventura Hospital.

Transition Year Interns are led by Program Director Dr. Subodh Pal. The Transition Year refers to the year of Graduate Medical Education before a physician chooses a specialized residency program. The Transition Year Internship is designed to train newly graduated doctors in general medicine. Through scheduled rotations, it exposes them to a diverse group of patients and a wide variety of disciplines.

Family medicine residency class

The Family Medicine Residency Class of 2021 includes Dr. Kateland Bennett, Dr. Christopher Behringer, Dr. Arka Chaudhury and Dr. Kaitlin McNamara.

SampsonRMC announced that Bennett will remain part of the SampsonRMC team. She will practice both inpatient and outpatient medicine between Sampson Medical Group of Newton Grove and the hospital. Bennett is excited to continue her medical career nearby her hometown of Grantham.

Behringer is relocating to Glasgow, Kentucky, where he will practice family medicine at TJ Regional Health. Chaudhury was an early graduate in December 2020 and has since been practicing at Duke Primary Care’s Creedmoor location. McNamara has accepted a family medicine position at Jennie Stuart Health in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

The Family Medicine Residency Program at SampsonRMC is led by Dr. John-Mark Miller, Program Director and director of Medical Education. During their three-year program, family medicine residents cared for patients at Sampson Medical Group of 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.


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