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Kent Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program

We are an ACGME accredited 32-resident program at a vibrant, academic community hospital, located in Warwick, Rhode Island

Program Details

Kent is affiliated with The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, which offers academic support to our program. In addition Kent Hospital provides training in all core rotations for third year medical students from UNECOM and the Brown University Alpert Medical School Clerkship in Medicine.

The emergency department at Kent Hospital, with more than 70,000 annual visits, sees patients of all ages, and has a high acuity level. Our admission rate is close to 20%, and pediatrics make up 9% of our yearly visits. Our Rapid Assessment model has dramatically reduced waiting time for patients to be seen, resulting in patient satisfaction scores that rank the Kent ED as one of the best performing in the nation in the areas of patient satisfaction and experience of care.

Why Choose Our Emergency Medicine Residency Program?

Four Year Program

Our four year program allows for more time to carve out your own niche within emergency medicine.

Work ‘Pre-Tending’ Shifts

We offer the ability to work ‘pre-tending’ shifts in the fourth year to prepare for independent practice

Graduated Responsibility

Experience graduated responsibility in terms of patient care and medical education to younger residents and medical students.

All shifts are a 1:1 ratio
All shifts are a 1:1 ratio with residents and attendings. Get individualized bedside instruction and progressively independent patient care.
No Competition
There is no competition for procedures in the emergency department. Off service rotators only include internal medicine and family medicine.
High Acuity

As a resident, you are placed in the highest acuity areas of the emergency department from your very first shift.

Work-life balance

Our residents enjoy a work-life balance in the beautiful state of Rhode Island.

Off-Service Rotations
We offer exceptional off-service rotations to supplement your education.
ACGME Accredited

We are an ACGME-accredited 32-resident program.

Gell jaws of life - Katy DeBlois

Our Off Service Rotations

  • Toxicology at Boston Children’s Hospital, affiliated with Harvard University

  • Trauma at Baltimore Shock Trauma, affiliated with the University of Maryland

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, affiliated with Brown University

  • OB/GYN and NICU at Women and Infant’s Hospital

  • Cardiology with attendings from Brigham and Women’s Cardiology Group

60+
Residency Graduates
100%
Success Rate of Residents Matching into Fellowship
60%
Of Graduating Residents Continue on to Be Leaders/Teachers

About Our Residency Program

  • Program Curriculum
  • Didactics
  • Resident Achievements
  • Program Leadership

Program Curriculum

Our curriculum is divided in 13 4-week blocks.

Each year has 3 weeks of vacation built into the schedule.  Additionally, one conference per year is also allowed.

PGY-1
  • 6 blocks of emergency medicine – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of anesthesiology/ultrasound – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of cardiology/CCU – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of EMS – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of ICU – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of internal medicine – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of surgery – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of trauma – Baltimore Shock Trauma
PGY-2
  • 7 blocks of emergency medicine – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of NICU – Women and Infant’s Hospital
  • 1 block of ICU – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of orthopedics – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of Pediatric emergency medicine – Hasbro Hospital
  • 1 block of toxicology – Boston Children’s Hospital
  • 1 block of Women’s emergency medicine/L&D – Women and Infant’s Hospital
PGY-3
  • 9 blocks of emergency medicine – Kent Hospital*
  • 1 block of elective
  • 1 block of ICU – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of Pediatric emergency medicine – Hasbro Hospital
  • 1 block of trauma – Baltimore Shock Trauma
PGY-4
  • 10 blocks of emergency medicine – Kent Hospital*
  • 1 block of administration – Kent Hospital
  • 2 blocks of elective

*15% of EM shifts when scheduled in the Kent ED will be at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, providing a longitudinal exposure to pediatric emergency medicine.

Didactics

Protected time from regular resident duties every Thursday from 8am-1pm.

Attendance is mandatory unless on certain offsite rotations or on vacation.

Generally consists of:

  • EM case presentation by a resident
  • Lectures by EM core faculty
  • Rosen’s EM text review/board review questions
  • Quarterly Pedi EM Simulations
  • Various procedure, ultrasound, and simulator labs
  • Guest lectures from outside specialties  

Resident & Program Achievements

Listed below are just a few examples of our current residents’ achievements.

Local and National Leadership:
  • Dr. John Oh, MD
    ACOEP-RSO.  Vice president and editor-in-chief of the Fast Track publication 2019-2020.
  • Dr. Hailey Bossio, MD
    ACOEP-RSO.  Conference Co-Chair 2018-2019.
  • Dr. Timothy Bikman, DO
    ACOEP-RSO. Student president/past student president
  • Dr. Jim O’Neill, DO
    Assistant EMS Medical Director in Warwick, RI
    ACOEP national speaker competition winner
  • Dr. Christian Bustamante, MD
    Assistant EMS Medical Director in Exeter, RI
Projects:
  • Dr. Matthew Lombardi, DO
    Local high school First Aid and CPR training
  • Dr. Landon Wood, DO, and Dr. Timothy Bikman, DO
    Until Help Arrives – ACEP community outreach program teaching compression only CPR and severe hemorrhage control training
Program Leadership

DeBlois_KatyKaty Welzbacher DeBlois, DO FACEP
Program Director

 

 

AshleyLauriaAshley Lauria, DO
Associate Program Director
Resident Scheduling Director



Forman Kent websiteLaura Forman, MD
Chief of Emergency Department
Resident Project Director



generic male Bernaba Lee Madhani Szlezak kent websiteAmir Bernaba, MD
Core Faculty Member
Academic Enhancement Planning Co-Director




Cardenas Kent websiteAlfonso Cardenas, MD
Core Faculty Member
Journal Club Director




generic female Durfey Kent websiteNicole Durfey, MD
Core Faculty Member
Critical Care Education Director




MichealLeeMichael Lee, MD
Core Faculty Member
Medical Student/Clerkship Co-Director



Louvet Kent websiteSteve Louvet, DO
Core Faculty Member
Didactics Director





generic male Bernaba Lee Madhani Szlezak kent websiteNeal Madhani, MD
Core Faculty Member
Ultrasound Director
Social Media Director




Martin Kent WebsiteKyle Martin, DO MPH
Core Faculty Member
Research Director



Ondrus Santille Kent websiteRebecca Ondrus Santille, DO
Core Faculty Member
Academic Enhancement Planning Co-Director



Quas Kent websiteMichael Quas, MD
Medical Student/Clerkship Co-Director

 



ChristopherChristopher Szlezak, MD
Core Faculty Member
Wellness Director



VincentVincent Varamo, DO
Core Faculty Member
EMS Director
Simulation Director




Program Staff

rebecca-gaumitzBecky Gaumitz
Manager of Graduate Medical Education
Medical Student Coordinator
(401) 737-7000 x3-5640
rgaumitz@kentri.org

Pereira_LynnLynn Pereira
Emergency Medicine Program Coordinator
(401) 737-700 x3-5664
lypereira@kentri.org

 
Chief Residents

BilkmanTimothy Bikman, DO
tbikman@kentri.org
Medical Student Experience Chief

 

 

GellJaclyn Gell, DO
jgell@kentri.org
Didactics Chief

 

 

SethSeth Lampert, MD
slampert@kentri.org
Scheduling Chief

Application Details

  • Audition Rotation
  • Ultrasound Elective
  • Residency Requirements & Deadlines

Application for Audition Rotation:

A four-week curriculum that focuses on exposure to all aspects of our emergency medicine residency experience: patient flow, patient care, dynamics of a community emergency medicine program, weekly didactics, procedural skills, additional weekly education for medical students, and an anonymous end of rotation evaluation to provide feedback on your experience. You will receive an E-Sloe from the program director for this audition rotation.

Medical Student Rotation Application

Contact:

Lynn Pereira
Emergency Medicine Coordinator
lypereira@kentri.org
(401) 737-7000 x3-5664

Application for Emergency Medicine Focused Ultrasound Elective:

Two or Four week curriculum. In line with the Consensus statement, while each student should complete one and only one EM rotation, sub specialty EM experiences such as ultrasound or toxicology can be a great opportunity to learn emergency medicine curriculum and to obtain a non-EM SLOE letter. Please refer to point 3 of the consensus statement for more details.

Join Kent residents and Kent Hospital’s Fellowship-trained ultrasound director, Dr. Neal Madhani, in a rotation where you will learn emergency medicine specific ultrasound skills in Kent’s emergency department.

Roughly half of your shifts will be scanning patients with our ultrasound director and/or a senior resident. Half of your shifts will be emergency department shifts where you will be able to utilize your ultrasound skills in real time. You will also have access to the EMSono curriculum.

Learn More About The Ultrasound Elective

Medical Student Rotation Application

Contact:

Lynn Pereira
Emergency Medicine Coordinator
lypereira@kentri.org
(401) 737-7000 x3-5664

The Kent Hospital Residency Programs participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are accepted from graduates of approved medical schools through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

Application Requirements and Deadlines:

You may submit your application materials to us any time after ERAS opens. As we receive many applications, we urge you to apply as early as possible in the season. Invitations are sent on a rolling basis.

We require the following items to be included in your application materials:

  • COMLEX or USLME scores (Step 1 and 2, when available)
  • Dean's letter and transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation

How to Apply

For Applicants

  • The Interview Process
  • Benefits
  • Living in Rhode Island
  • A Message from the Director

Interview Process

Interviews are by invitation only and we will do our best to schedule your interview at a time that is convenient for you. Generally, interview season runs from October to February. If you receive an invitation for an interview, you must schedule a date and time via ERAS.

This year, in line with the Consensus Paper, all residency interviews will be conducted virtually via the Zoom platform.  You will have a chance to meet with the program director and associate program director, as well as the chiefs, other residents, and core faculty.  We will do our best to showcase our residency program to you virtually.  More details will be released as we finalize our plans. 

Benefits

  • Limited Physician Licensure in the State of Rhode Island
  • Health, dental, life and disability insurance
  • Malpractice insurance – occurrence based
  • Lab coats  
  • Three weeks of paid vacation per year
  • Educational stipend for CME, travel, and books
  • Annual dues for professional organization memberships
  • Free parking
  • COMLEX/USLME Step 3 exam reimbursed after passing
  • Food stipend while on duty at Kent Hospital

Financial Arrangements

 The following salary and benefits apply for the 2020/2021 academic year:

  • PGY 1 - $52,625
  • PGY 2 - $54,625
  • PGY 3 - $57,328
  • PGY 4 - $58,500

Annual Conference and Educational Funds Reimbursement:

  • PGY1 - $1,000
  • PGY2 - $1,250
  • PGY3 - $1,500
  • PGY4 - $1,500

Living in Rhode Island

The state of Rhode Island is a great place to live and work during medical residency. 

Kent Hospital in the city of Warwick is centrally located near the airport and a short drive to the capital city of Providence. Within the state there exists great cultural and geographic diversity for such a small place. The landscape of Rhode Island can quickly change over a short distance from urban to rural which results in an array of activities in close proximity to each other. 

Rhode Island also offers easy access to both the city of Boston and New York by either car or train. Many residents with families choose to live in one of the towns surrounding the hospital where you can find affordable housing, great schools, historic town centers, parks, bike paths, and beaches. Other residents choose to live in the city of Providence where you can walk to nightlife, museums, shopping, and performing arts centers. Those who live in Providence also can take advantage of the short commute to both Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Women and Infant’s Hospital where outside rotations and clinical shifts are located. 

Whether you enjoy a city lifestyle, suburban life, or a mix of both, Rhode Island makes for an ideal place to spend your years during medical training.

Visit these internet links to learn more about some of the events and attractions in the area: 

Message from the Program Director

Welcome to Kent’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program website! I am so glad that you are interested in our program.  We have a robust training program, and I’m happy to highlight some of our strengths here.

The Kent Residency Program has its core rotations at Kent Hospital in Warwick, RI.  We also have exceptional off-service rotations to supplement your education.

  • Toxicology at Boston Children’s Hospital, affiliated with Harvard University
  • Trauma at Baltimore Shock Trauma, affiliated with the University of Maryland
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, affiliated with Brown University
  • OB/GYN and NICU at Women and Infant’s Hospital
  • Cardiology with attendings from Brigham and Women’s Cardiology Group

Our core faculty at Kent Hospital is committed to providing you with a rich clinical and didactic experience in order to facilitate your growth into an emergency medicine physician.  

Our four year program is geared towards creating not only great physicians, but great teachers as well.  Over 60% of our graduating residents have continued on to be leaders and teachers in academic institutions.  We believe that personal maturity and self-confidence are attributes that can best be attained by a 48 month program. Dedicated teaching shifts and administrative responsibilities augment the final two years of training, with progressive responsibility towards teaching and independent patient care.  Finally, our 48 month program allows us to expose our residents to concepts of quality improvement and patient safety through a combination of didactic lectures and activities, hospital committee experience, and individual and group projects.  

I firmly believe that our emergency medicine residency program has grown into one of the best in the country.  I should know; I was a graduate of this program in 2012! I, along with four of our current faculty members, decided to stay at Kent Hospital as an attending after graduation from this very program.  We are dedicated to making continual improvements to the program to maximize your learning opportunities.

 

Sincerely,

Katy Welzbacher DeBlois, DO FACEP
Kent Hospital Emergency Medicine Program Director

About our Residents

  • Graduates
  • PGY4
  • PGY3
  • PGY2
  • PGY1

Where do our graduates go?  Across the nation from coast to coast, in both community and academic settings.

Fellowships:

100% success rate in residents matching into fellowship

Chelsea Laber, DO
Class of 2020
Critical Care Fellowship
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

James McKee, DO
Class of 2019
Sports Medicine Fellowship
UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA

Gianna Petrone, DO
Class of 2018
Medical Simulation Fellowship
Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, Providence, RI

Daniel Ackil, DO
Class of 2017
Ultrasound Fellowship
University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Khatija Zahiruddin, DO
Class of 2015
Ultrasound Fellowship
UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA

Christopher Mozdzanowski, DO
Class of 2012
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship
Kent Hospital, Warwick, RI

Graduates:

Please contact us at kentemrpinfo@gmail.com if you would like to be put in touch with one of our graduates!

Click Here to See a Full List Of Graduates


Our Graduate Map:

Aaron_StephanieStephanie Aaron, DO

Hometown: Clemson, SC (GO Tigers!)
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: Presbyterian College


Why Kent

I chose Kent because of the autonomy we are given in the ED and throughout the hospital as interns, as well as the highly intelligent and welcoming current residents, faculty and staff. I am also excited to explore the New England area and beautiful coastline for the first time.

Hobbies and Interests:

I enjoy exploring new places with my pup, Apollo, listening to vinyl, street art, sushi, and sneakers. 

 

Bikman_TimothyTimothy Bikman, DO

Hometown: Rigby, ID
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: Utah State University


Why Kent

I first heard about Kent from a couple of residents as a second-year student while attending an ACOEP conference. 

I was immediately impressed by their passion for this program. As a fourth-year student, I spent 4 weeks in their emergency department and just fell in love with their program. I had so much fun on and off shift here. While in the ED, I felt surrounded by people who seemed genuinely happy and dedicated to exceptional education. When I wasn’t working, I had a blast swimming in the ocean, rock climbing at the local climbing gyms, running on the beach, visiting Boston, driving up to Maine to eat fresh lobster, and just experiencing the New England region.  

Kent is a great place to train with exceptional attendings, residents, nurses, etc. I feel very honored and grateful to be a part of this program.

Hobbies and Interests:

I enjoy spending time with my family. Together we love to travel, run, rock climb, hike, swim, camp, etc.

 
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Annie Dulski, DO

Hometown: Oak Park, Illinois
Medical School: Midwestern University – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: DePaul University 


Why Kent

I was looking for a residency program and I found so much more than that at Kent. Even though I did not rotate here, I instantly knew in my interview that it was where I wanted to continue my career and call home. It has everything I was looking for in a program and the residents and staff were all very welcoming.

I wanted a program that felt like a family, where everybody looked out for one another and pushed each other to be their best and Kent is just that. I knew I would learn everything I needed to in the next 4 years here but also gain new friends along the way and enjoy my time doing it.

Hobbies and Interests:

I enjoy reading non-medical books, spending time in the kitchen trying new recipes and exploring new parts of the country.

If I could travel every day when I’m not working and indulge in great restaurants and exploring the outdoors, I would. When I am not doing this or spending time laughing and enjoying life with my husband, family and friends, I am typically training for some sort of endurance race, finishing two marathons and my first full-distance Ironman in Texas on 4/22/17.

 
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Jaclyn Gell, DO

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Undergraduate School: University of California San Diego

 

Why Kent

I absolutely loved my audition rotation here. For me, it was a perfect mix between a family atmosphere, hard work and physicians who loved to teach. I was confident I’d come out of this residency and be a great ER physician while also gaining lifelong friendships.

Hobbies and Interests:

In my free time, I enjoy gymnastics, piano, rock-climbing, hiking, running, mountain biking, concerts, and trying new restaurants.

 
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Seth Lampert, MD

Hometown: Sudbury, MA
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Tufts University

 

Why Kent

New England has always been my home and I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. The residents and attendings seem like a close knit group, interested in having fun, learning and becoming great emergency physicians.

Hobbies and Interests:

I enjoy Boston sports (especially Patriots and Celtics), weight lifting, and basketball.

 

 

Lombardi_MatthewMatthew Lombardi, DO

Hometown: West Warwick, RI
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: Villanova University

 

Why Kent

Emergency Medicine at Kent Hospital was my favorite clinical rotation during medical school. After completing my obligation to the U.S. Navy as an Undersea Medical Officer, I wanted to return to an excellent training program in my home state of RI.

The dedicated faculty, academic environment and camaraderie of the residents all contribute to producing well prepared and skillful Emergency Medicine physicians.

Hobbies and Interests:

My academic interests include hyperbaric medicine, emergency ultrasound evaluation, and wilderness medicine. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors. Some of my favorite activities include golfing, sailing, scuba diving, hiking and snow skiing.

 

 
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John Oh, MD

Hometown: Ansan, South Korea
Medical School: UMass Medical School
Undergraduate School: Johns Hopkins University

 

Why Kent

When I interviewed at Kent, I felt very welcomed by the family-like atmosphere among the residents and faculty. From the tour of the facility to the interview itself, I felt relaxed interacting with everyone and knew that I had found the place where I belong. It gave me confidence that I can be happy while training to become a great doctor. Plus, Rhode Island has the great culture, food and the beach to entice anyone.

Hobbies and Interests:

I enjoy music (playing flute, piano, and guitar), embarrassing myself at karaoke, video games, watching basketball (Celtics), and traveling.

 
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James O’Neill, DO

Hometown: Colchester, CT
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: Central Connecticut State University

 

Why Kent

As a fourth-year medical student rotating through the ED at Kent, I felt immediately at home. The residents, attendings, nurses, and other staff really felt like a family and I knew I would be very happy to join the team here.

Additionally, the quality of training and education at Kent was excellent and I felt it would make me into the physician I wanted to be. As lifelong New Englanders, my wife and I are very excited to be part of the Rhode Island community.

Hobbies and Interests:

In my free time I enjoy fire breathing, judo, rock climbing, and playing Dungeons & Dragons.

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Brian Berg, DO

Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Medical School: Des Moines University
Undergraduate School: Iowa State University


Why Kent Hospital

The easy answer to this question is the people. From my very first shift during my fourth-year rotation, I felt welcomed and respected by everybody I met. The staff and residents all take their work seriously, but know how to have a good time while working which made the shifts very enjoyable. I also like the one attending and one resident per care team system.

Another aspect that drew me to Kent were the out rotations. I think the opportunity to work with different patient populations and in different hospitals will be very beneficial to my training.

Lastly, Rhode Island itself drew me in very quickly. I rotated at Kent in August and got to experience everything summer in New England has to offer. From the free concerts in Providence to the miles of bike trails leading to the ocean, I did not find one thing I didn’t like. I am very excited to spend the next four years learning to become a very capable EM physician at Kent and being able to explore my new surroundings during my free time.

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy anything that gets me outside. Rock climbing, road and mountain biking, skiing, camping, scuba diving...pretty much everything that you cannot do in central Iowa. I also love to travel which allows me to indulge in a lot of these activities both in the US and around the world. I was able to spend the last two months of medical school in Uganda and have also spent time in Thailand, Ecuador, and Peru. When life doesn’t call for an adventure, I love exploring the local restaurant scene and going to movies and shows with my girlfriend. But I am also completely content in setting up my hammock and reading a good book all day.

 
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Hailey Bossio, MD

Hometown: Lonsdale, Canada
Medical School: Ben Gurion University Medical School for International Health, Israel
Undergraduate School: McGill University


Why Kent Hospital

I rotated at Kent Hospital as a 4th year medical student and immediately felt welcomed by the entire staff. The residents, attendings, and other staff members were very knowledgeable and were genuinely happy to be in the department. I could tell that the program was very invested in the training and well-being of their residents. In moving to the United States, it was very important for me to find a community and a place I could call home. I am confident that place will be Kent Hospital for at least the next four years! I also can’t wait to explore what Rhode Island has to offer and to experience snow again after living in the desert these past few years!

Hobbies and Interests

I like to play and watch basketball (although I guess I will have to change my NCAA team to URI or Providence) and I enjoy doing different outdoor activities (running, biking, hiking, cross-country skiing). Coming from a big Italian family, I love cooking and really anything that involves food.

 

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Christian Bustamante, MD

Hometown: Vero Beach, FL
Medical School: San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Florida Atlantic University


Why Kent Hospital

Choosing Kent Hospital for my emergency medicine training was an easy decision to make after completing an audition rotation there. I was very impressed with the caliber of residents and attendings I worked with during my shifts. I felt that everyone in the emergency department was very knowledgeable and eager to teach. The attendings and residents were very kind and approachable which made for a very comfortable learning environment. Furthermore, I experienced a strong connection with everyone in the ED and really enjoyed the comradery amongst the students, residents, and attendings. Overall, I felt that Kent was a phenomenal fit for me and that the training I received there would make me a very competent ER physician.

Hobbies and Interests

I am a very active person and get a lot of pleasure from all types of outdoor activities. I particularly enjoy the beach, running, hiking, and camping. While serving in the Navy I developed a strong passion for traveling and experiencing new cultures. I carried on that passion through college and medical school and now travel to a different country every opportunity that becomes available. With traveling comes all the food you can imagine. I love tasting food from all over the world. I have a particular interest in Asian cuisine, although nothing compares to food from my country, Peru. But, by far, one of my favorite pastimes has always been just relaxing with friends and family over some good craft beer.

 
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Jesse Dalton, DO

Hometown: Huntington Beach, California
Medical School: Des Moines University- College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of California, Santa Barbara


Why Kent Hospital

I did an audition rotation at Kent during my 4th year of medical school and knew immediately that it was the place for me. Every resident and faculty member welcomed me as a part of the team and allowed me to take part in making decisions for the patients we took care of. I enjoyed seeing the variety of patients and complexity of cases that the department drew in. Every shift that I worked I knew Kent Hospital was the place that felt like home and would provide the best possible training to become a compassionate and knowledgeable Emergency Physician.

Hobbies and Interests

Playing soccer, running races, reading Michael Crichton books, and trying new local breweries.

 

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Adam Matson, MD

Hometown: Sutton, MA
Medical School: Saint George’s University
Undergraduate School: Northeastern University

Why Kent

I was drawn to Kent for many reasons; first and foremost was the welcoming and friendly environment within the EM program.  Just from my interaction on interview day, and at the pre-interview social, I could tell I would be joining a team that was close-knit, fun to be around, and cared about the education of the residents.  I wanted to be at a place where residents and faculty treated each other as equals.  Being at a community hospital with fewer residents also has many advantages.  Residents really get to own their patient’s care and aren’t passing procedures or decisions off to other specialties.  The close-knit culture also enables me to get to know staff on a more personal basis.  As a New Englander myself, I was also happy to get back to the area I call home.  

Hobbies and Interests:

I enjoy trying to get outside, whether that is running, golfing, hiking, working out, or playing sports.  When I’m not outdoors, you can find me keeping up with New England sports’ teams (especially the Pats), making the best homemade pizzas, trying out the local breweries, hanging with family and friends, or keeping busy by trying new wood working projects.  My wife Tess and I just had a son, so who am I kidding – most of my time is spent keeping up with him. 

 
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Trenton Mueller, DO

Hometown: Draper, UT
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: Brigham Young University


Why Kent Hospital

Kent stood out to me for many reasons, the most significant of which being the culture I experienced when I was a rotating student. The culture is one of teamwork, hard work, high quality patient care, respect for patients, respect between residents and the faculty, and fun. The residents here work hard and strive for excellence, and yet are happy and fun to be around. The environment is the perfect mix of an academic education and a community hospital without the drama and politics of an academic center.

Another selling point for me was the faculty. I wanted attending physicians that I could look up to and learn from and who wanted to teach and be with the residents. I felt that the attending physicians at Kent did this better than most. They are competent, approachable, and always looking for opportunities to teach and mentor.

Apart from the hospital environment, Rhode Island itself was a huge plus for me. After growing up in the West, living by the ocean in the Northeast seemed like a great adventure and opportunity to try someplace new. The ocean offers endless outdoor recreational opportunities and the history of the New England area is fascinating.

Hobbies and Interests

Being from Utah, I grew up in the mountains skiing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, and riding motorcycles. While in Rhode Island I hope to pick up free diving, spearfishing, surfing, deep-sea fishing, and sailing. My wife and I have two energetic and adventure-loving boys who keep us very busy, and we love doing whatever puts smiles on their faces.

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Tri Pham, DO MA

Hometown: Dunwoody, GA
Medical School: Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: Emory University

Why Kent

The family team dynamic with a supportive academic program can be hard to find.  I am fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from passionate teachers and just good human beings.  My wife and I love the water and great seafood – what’s not to love??

Hobbies and Interests:

Weightlifting, soccer, basketball, nonfiction books, and our wonderful son, Emerson 

 
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Kyle Santee, DO

Hometown: Totowa, NJ
Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Undergraduate School: University of Scranton


Why Kent Hospital

Although I did not have the opportunity to rotate at Kent, I was extremely impressed with the faculty and residents I met during my interview day. The comradery between everyone was very apparent and I felt like I fit in well with the relaxed, family like atmosphere. Everyone was very passionate about the quality of education and training at Kent, and I knew that this was where I wanted to continue my medical career.

Hobbies and Interests

Going to the gym, barbequing, trying new restaurants, traveling, hiking with my Husky, watching New York Giants football.

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Neil Bhutwala

Hometown: Victorville, CA
Medical School: A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona – Brooklyn Campus
Undergraduate School: UC Irvine


Why Kent Hospital

I was drawn to Kent Hospital because the program fulfilled so many criteria I wanted in my residency training. It's a 4-year program, which I believe will help me emerge as a leader in the field. Longitudinal pediatric emergency medicine training to ensure deftness in this intimidating arena of emergency medicine. Early exposure to EMS systems, exposure to a variety of clinical settings through rotations at Baltimore Shock Trauma and Hasbro Children's Hospital. In addition to all this, the state of Rhode Island itself seemed like a great place to live, with accessibility to beaches, the mountains, and a vibrant city and food scene.

Hobbies and Interests

Global Health, Tennis, Baseball, Sleeping, Snowboarding, Reading, Ping Pong, Binging Netflix Shows and Documentaries, Sleeping, Cooking, Eating All Kinds of Foods, Traveling, Darts, Emergency Medicine, Seriously Sleeping, There’s Nothing Better than a Perfectly Ripe Mango!

 
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Julia Capacci

Hometown: Watertown, SD
Medical School: Campbell University
Undergraduate School: Grinnell College


Why Kent Hospital

I chose Kent because everyone I worked with during my month in the department made me feel at home. The residents were happy, it's in a great location, and there are some great learning opportunities.

Hobbies and Interests

Bowling, biking, baking, crochet, travel, and spending time with my husband and dog.

 

 

 
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Justin Pathickal

Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: New York Institute of Technology (7 yr BS/DO)


Why Kent Hospital

Kent offers everything I was looking for in a residency program. With a strong core curriculum track including Shock Trauma and a longitudinal pediatric experience, I knew that I would get all the training and exposure I need to be a successful Emergency Medicine Physician. The strong didactic program will help to build my knowledge base that I can put into action during my shifts. The way that the residents and faculty interacted during my interview was another huge draw, and I'm excited to join this great team!

Hobbies and Interests

Technology, building/rebuilding computers, hiking/running outdoors, cars, trying new foods and restaurants, cooking.

 
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Jacob Ricke

Hometown: West Des Moines, Iowa
Medical School: Des Moines University
Undergraduate School: Iowa State University


Why Kent Hospital

Kent was one of the most enjoyable interview experiences I had. The residents seemed happy and the relationship between all staff and attendings seemed very close knit and almost like family. I think Kent offers a great environment to challenge its residents and foster growth as a physician. I am beyond excited to spend time in beautiful Rhode Island and get a chance to experience the East Coast for at least the next four years.

Hobbies and Interests

Bike riding, hot air ballooning, sampling craft beers, listening to podcasts, playing board games, spending time with family, friends, and my wonderful fiance Wylie.

 
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Jonah Ruddy

Hometown: Newburyport, MA
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: Bates College


Why Kent Hospital

As a fourth year student, I completed my first audition rotation at Kent Hospital. The experience was eye-opening and shaped my expectations for the months to come. In particular, I had positive interactions with residents and attending physicians who welcomed me as a student. In addition to expanding my medical knowledge, I also felt like a valued member of the team. I received constructive feedback at the end of each shift which motivated my own independent learning. Ultimately, the culture of the residency program at Kent is what made me want to return to RI for my formal emergency medicine training.

Hobbies and Interests

In the realm of emergency medicine I am interested in ultrasound, critical care, and process improvement. Outside of medicine, I like to cook healthful food and live an active lifestyle. There are few things I enjoy more than an early morning surf session, a New England powder day, or a long run.

 
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Sameer Sethi

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical School: St. George’s University
Undergraduate School: McGill University


Why Kent Hospital

From my very first day at Kent, I immediately felt like a part of the team. I was impressed with the one on one time residents had with the attendings and noticed that the residents were all extremely competent. I saw some of my most interesting cases of medical school while rotating at Kent. Between the excellent didactics, teaching by attendings on shift and family environment amongst the faculty and residents, I can think of no better place to train to become a capable Emergency Medicine physician! Aside from the great training at Kent, living on the East Coast was a huge draw for me because of my love of the ocean.

Hobbies and Interests

I love traveling to new places, scuba diving, hiking and exploring local breweries. I also enjoy running and watching Toronto sports (go Leafs and Raptors!) With Rhode Island being right on the ocean I plan on spending even more time in the water, hopefully learning to sail!

 
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Jonathan Vanadore

Hometown: Easley, SC
Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: Clemson University


Why Kent Hospital

I did not have the opportunity to rotate with Kent, but immediately knew after the interview and dinner that it was the best place for me to train and live. There are many reasons why Kent Hospital is great, but the people and culture certainly stand out. I felt immediately welcomed by the residents, faculty, and staff. This is not just a group of residents but really more like a family. It also provides the type of training I was looking for in a residency – a strong community hospital base but opportunities and exposure to major academic centers like Shock Trauma and Boston Children’s.

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy just about any type of outdoor recreation – hiking, biking, camping, running. Watching sports, especially Clemson University (go Tigers!!). I have a 6-year-old dog named Banks and love finding new adventures with him. I also enjoy trying new local restaurants and breweries, and I have recently started attempting to brew my own beer.

 

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Lisa Vezikov

Hometown: Cranston, RI
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: Rhode Island College


Why Kent Hospital

In short, I sought the residency program that would help me become the best clinician I could be and ended up in my own backyard, within the same health system in which my life began. Kent has a well-earned reputation for distinction academically and clinically, training its residents to gain clinical fluency and efficiency while circumventing the conveyor-belt approach to medical care. Though I’d known Kent represented my ideal residency for some time, spending time here allowed me to appreciate the culture cultivated by the mentors and educators- one of learning, respect, and the continuous pursuit of excellence. Kent EMRP trains its residents to function autonomously with emphasis on the intellectual challenge inherent in clinical problems. I couldn’t be prouder nor more excited to join this incomparable team. Above and beyond a well-rounded and comprehensive training program, it means everything in the world to come home and serve my own community.

Hobbies and Interests

Fixing things, carpentry/painting, physical fitness/nutrition, combat sports, real estate, traveling, animals, the arts. All things enlightening, enriching, exciting.

Bacon-1Maggie Bacon

Hometown: Mahopac, NY
Medical School: University College Cork in Cork, Ireland
Undergraduate School: Binghamton University, State University of New York


Why Kent Hospital

I had the opportunity to get to know the Kent Hospital culture during ACEP in Denver, CO as well as during the social and interview day. In each instance, I was blown away by the people I met and interacted with. The faculty was welcoming and sincerely passionate about emergency medicine, the program, and their residents. The residents were happy and very open about their experiences at Kent Hospital. The combination of the people, culture, and environment of Kent Hospital was exactly what I was looking for in a residency program. The extra bonus was the wonderful location in Rhode Island with its renown beaches, food, and arts.

Hobbies and Interests

My interests in emergency medicine include: pediatric emergency medicine, global health, and medical education. Outside of medicine, I especially enjoy spending time with my 9-month-old dog Penny. I like a mix of days spent outdoors walking, hiking, swimming, kayaking, camping; and days spent indoors with a good book, new Netflix binge, or playing board games with family and friends. I'm always interested in a new travel location or an impromptu road-trip to explore new restaurants and breweries.

 

 

CaponeEdward Capone

Hometown: Dumount, NJ
Medical School:Saint George's University
Undergraduate School: Rutgers University


Why Kent Hospital

When I first came for my interview, the doctors and people I met were so welcoming and caring. The interview process can be overwhelming but when I stepped foot into Kent Hospital, I had a feeling that this is a great place for me to live and train. I left Rhode Island with a good impression. I believed this was a place where I could fit in well and also stand out at the same time. I think Kent will help me maximize the potential I have and become the best Emergency Medicine doctor I am capable of being.

Hobbies and Interests

I am a big fan of New York sports: Yankees, Giants, and the Brooklyn Nets. I enjoy taking my dog out on hikes, exercising, and just being outdoors. I love to cook Italian food and try out new recipes.

 

 
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Stefano Gabriele

Hometown: Pescara, Italy
Medical School: Univerita degli Studi "G. D'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Undergraduate School: Univerita degli Studi "G. D'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara, Italy


Why Kent Hospital

After training in EM for 5 years in Italy, I felt that Kent was the best choice to continue my professional development. I was welcomed and made to feel part of the team since my interview. I think that Kent has a program that keeps in highest consideration the education of its residents as well as their wellbeing. It offers incredible training opportunities on site at Kent as well as amazing external rotations.

Hobbies and Interests

When I am not at work, I love to spend time with my family and friends. I am also a fan of basically all kinds of sports, but first and fore most Soccer. I am a huge Juventus F.C. supporter! I enjoy any sort of outdoor activity from canyoning to a simple hiking. When I am looking for relax, I like to travel and experiment new kinds of cuisine.

 

 
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Advait Kothare

Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Undergraduate School: University of Saskatchewan


Why Kent Hospital

Where to begin? Warwick has a small city charm that instantly drew me in when I arrived. Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons here and I was lucky to experience it. Kent Hospital itself was wonderful, with a faculty that very clearly treated the residency like a family. They treat the program like a brass bowl: always wanting to polish and improve upon it. All the residents felt they were very attentive to improving a program, which is important, especially in a heavily growing field like Emergency Medicine. P.s.: the food is outta this world here too!

Hobbies and Interests

I love to sing and play the guitar. I like to read (not just Tintinalli's). I am a Kung Fu practitioner. I love to binge-watch the TV show ER (no surprises here). I especially enjoy annoying my friends with groan-inducing puns. The louder the they groan, the happier I am.

 
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Elizabeth "Avery" Lee

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Medical School: St. George's University
Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Why Kent Hospital

I was fortunate enough to complete an away rotation at Kent Hospital during my fourth year of medical school. Over my four weeks in the emergency department, I saw first-hand the superior level of patient care and teamwork that makes Kent Hospital unique. Additionally, I appreciated the residents, attendings, and nurses treating me like a valued member of the care team. Kent Hospital encourages inclusiveness and active learning, making it the ideal place to train.

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy reading, yoga, and exploring new cities. 

 
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Luke Montgomery

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Medical School: St. George’s University
Undergraduate School: Loyola University Chicago


Why Kent Hospital

While I did not rotate at Kent during my 4th year of medical school, my experience during the interview process was one of the most enjoyable I had. From the start, it was apparent that everyone at Kent strives to foster a supportive, family-like dynamic, and that was really important to me since I knew I would most likely not be returning home to the midwest for training. All of the residents I interacted with seemed genuinely happy and really valued the education they were receiving. Being able to have one-on-one support from the attendings during shifts is not something seen very often and I really valued that aspect of Kent. In addition, I appreciated being able to experience a variety of clinical settings through rotations at Baltimore Shock Trauma and Hasbro Children's Hospital, while still having access to everything the beautiful state of Rhode Island has to offer.

Hobbies and Interests

Wilderness Medicine and EMS as well as anything outdoors (camping, hiking, canoeing), running, bowling, cooking (and eating), watching movies, traveling, and spending time with my partner and our two dogs.

 

 
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Joshua Silva

Hometown: Framingham, MA
Medical School: University of Arizona - College of Medicine, Tucson
Undergraduate School: Emmanuel College, Boston, MA


Why Kent Hospital

Although I didn't have the opportunity to rotate at Kent Hospital as a fourth-year medical student, it was very apparent during my interview day that Kent Hospital was a great fit for me. Kent Hospital boasts an emergency medicine residency program with varied clinical settings, longitudinal pediatric emergency medicine exposure and simply an overall fantastic learning atmosphere. From what I could gamer, I would be well equipped to practice emergency medicine in any capacity and setting following graduation - this was key to my decision in choosing Kent Hospital.

Hobbies and Interests

Long course triathlon, travel, music, time with family and friends.

 

 
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Catherine Spallina

Hometown: Rochester, NY
Medical School: St. George's University
Undergraduate School: Cornell University


Why Kent Hospital

Kent was my first residency interview. Despite being nervous, I almost immediately felt at home. Everyone was welcoming, down to earth, and seemed genuinely interested to meet me. Several weeks later, I ran into the chief residents at ACEP in Denver. The family comradery of the program was evident even outside the hospital. To my surprise, they all remembered my name. This really stuck with me throughout the rest of the interview season. I've always wanted to train at a large community hospital like Kent. I couldn't be happier to join the Kent EM team.

Hobbies and Interests

Professionally, I am interested in FeminEM, social emergency medicine, and palliative medicine. Outside of medicine, I like to spend my free time outdoors. However, I'm less of an adventurer and more of a beach bum. Over the next four years, I plan to beach hop across Rhode Island and eat my way through all the cannoli in Federal Hill.

Get In Touch

Address

Kent Hospital
Emergency Medicine Residency Program
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886

Contact Details

Lynn Pereira
Emergency Medicine Residency Coordinator
(401) 737-7000 x3-5664

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Hear From Our Residents

I was fortunate enough to complete an away rotation at Kent Hospital during my fourth year of medical school. Over my 4 weeks in the emergency department, I saw first-hand the superior level of patient care and teamwork that makes Kent Hospital unique. Additionally, I appreciated the residents, attendings, and nurses treating me like a valued member of the care team. Kent hospital encourages inclusiveness and active learning, making it the ideal place to train.
Elizabeth Avery Lee, MD
PGY1

I chose Kent because everyone I worked with during my month in the department made me feel at home. The residents were happy, it's in a great location, and there are some great learning opportunities.

Julia Capacci, DO
PGY2
Although I did not have the opportunity to rotate at Kent, I was extremely impressed with the faculty and residents I met during my interview day. The comradery between everyone was very apparent and I felt like I fit in well with the relaxed, family like atmosphere. Everyone was very passionate about the quality of education and training at Kent, and I knew that this was where I wanted to continue my medical career.
Kyle Santee, DO
PGY3
When I interviewed at Kent, I felt very welcomed by the family-like atmosphere among the residents and faculty. From the tour of the facility to the interview itself, I felt relaxed interacting with everyone and knew that I had found the place where I belong. It gave me confidence that I can be happy while training to become a great doctor. Plus, Rhode Island has the great culture, food and the beach to entice anyone.
John Oh, MD
PGY4