Wellington Regional Medical Center recently celebrated the graduation of its Class of 2018 internal medicine residents. The residency program is accredited by the American College of Graduate Medical Education and the American Osteopathic Association and is affiliated with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.
“The education-oriented medicine program focuses on training exceptional physicians in a supportive environment with the assistance of experienced, highly skilled faculty members in a wide variety of specialties,” Program Director Dr. Pierre Berry said.
The graduates completed a three-year categorical program at WRMC and participated in patient care, from admission to discharge, under the supervision of an attending physician. The program is designed to develop clinical expertise and professional skills, and gain a strong foundation of osteopathic knowledge in internal medicine.
This year’s graduates include: Dr. Andrew Evans, who has begun a nephrology fellowship at Houston Methodist in Houston, Texas; Dr. Priya Panara, who is practicing internal medicine at Pinellas Primary Care in St. Petersburg; Dr. Aman Seth, who is a hospitalist at Banner Health System in Phoenix, Ariz.; Dr. Steven Tsang, who is practicing internal medicine at DaVita Medical Group in Las Vegas; Dr. Nathan Watson, who is practicing internal medicine at WRMC with Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches; and Dr. Christopher Zanto, who is a hospitalist with the Accountable Teaching Service at WRMC.
“Our goal is to prepare our residents for the independent practice of internal medicine, and also to instill an appreciation for the lifelong process critical to maintaining professional growth and competency,” said Dr. Richard Hays, designated institution official and chief medical officer at WRMC.