As many American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) students and graduates prepare for the upcoming 2016 residency MATCH® cycle, we thought you’d find the following list interesting. More than 15 AUC graduates in the final years of residency training were appointed chief residents for their respective programs in 2015-2016. This means they’ve been tasked with additional responsibilities, like providing support to program objectives and serving as mentors and advocates for residents, among other added administrative and leadership duties.

Generally, chief residents are selected by the director of a given residency program, but are occasionally nominated by their peers. Chief residents are typically selected based on their clinical and leadership skills.

Check out the list below.

Are you a chief resident who isn’t listed here, but would like to be? Feel free to email us and we’ll add you to the list.

Anesthesiology Chief Residents

Alexander Escobar, MD - Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, IL

Family Medicine Chief Residents

Alan "Jacob" Boucher, MD - Grant Family Medicine, Columbus, OH

Internal Medicine Chief Residents

Jeric Aranez - State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Andrew Caraganis, MD - Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI

Dmitriy Golovyan, MD - Cleveland Clinic, OH

Karthik Kode, MD - Case Western Reserve University (MetroHealth) - Cleveland, OH

Evan Nadler, MD - St. Francis Hospital, University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT

Kamal Nayyar, MD - Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Emmanuel Ofori, MD - The Brooklyn Hospital Center, New York, NY

Neurology Chief Residents

Robert Baldwin, MD - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Sam Laali, MD - Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ

OB/GYN Chief Residents

Jesse Cottrell, MD - Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Whitney Vance, MD - NavicentHealth

Pediatric Chief Residents

Joseph Fakhoury, MD - Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Jimmy Phan, MD - The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Psychiatry Chief Residents

Patrick Gibbons, MD - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, IL

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Posted November 30, 2015 12:10 PM

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    12/9/2015 5:37:58 AM

    Thanks for this great article