Resident Physicians Find Perfect Match at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center

Friday, March 31, 2023

Home base for UH Regional Hospitals residency program to welcome 38 new residents this summer

CHARDON, Ohio--Match Day takes place each year in March, and marks the important transition in an aspiring physician’s journey from undergraduate to graduate medical education. The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP®) celebrated the largest Match in its 70-year history, on March 17, 2023 with a record number of 42,952 applicants who certified a rank order list (“active applicants”) and 40,375 certified positions.
University Hospitals (UH) Geauga Medical Center, a campus of UH Regional Hospitals, is the home base of the residency program and currently has 101 resident physicians. The hospital will welcome 38 new residents in June. At a community hospital, residents benefit from a diversity of cases--treating heart failure, COPD and diabetes, as well as more complex cancer cases and cardiac abnormalities.
First-year Radiology resident Justin Yoon, MD, was one such resident that found a Match made in Geauga County. Dr. Yoon explained that residents at the hospital gain access to performing procedures like inserting central lines and intubating patients. Residents also have the opportunity to cover the entire hospital, including med/surg, critical care, the Emergency Department and ICU.
Second-year Internal Medicine resident, Joshuva John, DO, said, “Patients are very complimentary of our care and very kind to us. And we know everybody, because it’s a community hospital.”
In addition to 26 Internal Medicine residents, UH Geauga Medical Center has 13 Family Medicine residents, nine in Orthopedics and 10 in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Podiatry has 24 residents and two fellows. The hospital also has several fellows in Sports Medicine and Allergy & Immunology. UH Parma and St. John medical centers also have residency programs as part of the UH Community Consortium (UHCC) with Geauga. UH Parma has Internal Medicine and UH St. John has Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine programs.
“UH Geauga quickly became an excellent addition to the trainees’ curriculum as they were exposed to increased volumes and acuity of patients on their inpatient and ICU rotations,” said Tom Mauerer, Manager, Graduate Medical Education. “The UH Geauga leadership and staff have been very welcoming and accommodating to the residents and made their experience valuable.”
“These residents are our pipeline for the future,” said Jason Glowczeski, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, Chief Operating Officer of UH Conneaut, Geneva, and Geauga Medical Centers. “We want to continue to recruit physicians to live and work in our community, and to show our residents the benefits of staying at UH.”


Photo Caption: UH Geauga Medical Center has more than 100 resident physicians, including, from left: Joshuva John, DO, PGY-2, Internal Medicine; Justin Yoon, MD,PGY-1, Radiology; Jad Achkar, MD, PGY-1, Internal Medicine; Chief Resident Carl Bou-Abboud, DO, Internal Medicine. 

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