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Meeting the FM Residents

Family Medicine Residency Program

PGY 1


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Sean Kim, DO

Hometown: Incheon, South Korea
Undergraduate:
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Medical School: MSUCOM
Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, Swimming, TV shows, Camping, Skiing

Why did you choose Lakeland's Family Medicine Program:
I chose Lakeland because of friendly staff and faculties. I strongly believe that Lakeland provides an environment to make me reach my potentials. A short trip to Lake Michigan is a bonus!

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Lai Lai (Lily) Kwok, DO

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Columbia University
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking East Asian cuisine, playing with her two little dogs, traveling around the world and many more.

Why did you choose Lakeland's Family Medicine Program:
The people are down-to-earth and easy to work with and the residency program here really cares about its residents’ well-being. The hospital staffs and technologies are topnotch. I could see myself living and working here for a long time.

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Hao Shen, DO

Hometown: Lanzhou, China
Undergraduate: Hope College
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests/Hobbies: Travel, Food, Music, Sleep, Staying Active

Why did you choose Lakeland's Family Medicine Program:
There's a team approach at Lakeland and genuinely good people to be around. It's a good feeling to be a part of a supportive community and I think patient's will get the best care in that kind of environment. Plus living by Lake Michigan is pretty awesome!

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Patrick Stevens, DO

Hometown: South Bend, IN
Undergraduate Institution: Indiana University South Bend
Medical School: Campbell University, Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Hanging out with my wife & kids, playing with my dogs, traveling, playing board games, DIY projects, organizing, art, learning

Why did you choose Lakeland's Family Medicine Program:
First and foremost, I wanted a program focused on promoting osteopathic values. Second, I like the close relationship between faculty, residents, and staff members alike, which was apparent as I spent time in the clinic. Lastly, the Michiana area is my home and where I see myself practicing medicine and growing as a physician.

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Chelsea Wickenheiser, DO

Hometown: Carleton, MI
Undergraduate:
Albion College
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: board games, running, baking, traveling

Why I chose Lakeland:
I loved the positive atmosphere of the program and the hospital. I could tell it would be a great learning environment and that I would make lots of friends along the way!

PGY 2


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Rachel Friedman, DO

Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
Undergraduate Education: Michigan State University
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with friends and family, bonfires, traveling, Game of Thrones, The Great Lakes, Jeopardy, Harry Potter, snowboarding, and my Spartans.

Why did you choose Lakeland's Family Medicine Program:
I chose Lakeland's Family Medicine program for many reasons, but the most important to me were the location and the people. I absolutely fell in love with the atmosphere when I came to visit for my interview. Saint Joseph is gorgeous; it is amazing to be so close to Lake Michigan. Everyone was so friendly; all the residents, attendings, and the program director will go out of their way to help you and make you feel welcome.

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Robin Fuchs, DO

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Undergraduate education: University of Cincinnati
Medical school: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/ Interests: Horseback riding, reading, knitting

Why did you choose Lakeland's Family Medicine Program:
I wanted a community based residency program to act as a solid background for hospice/palliative care. I also adored the residents and faculty I met on my interview. It doesn't hurt either that there is a REALLY nice horse stable in the area.

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Ryan Fuchs, DO

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Undergraduate Education: University of Cincinnati
Medical school: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests:
Horseback riding, reading, videogames

Why did you choose Lakeland’s Family Medicine Program:
The people of the family medicine program really make you feel at home. Everyone is easy to get along with and we have a lot of fun.

 

 

  

 

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Jacob Hiatt, DO

Hometown: Payton, UT
Undergraduate Education: Utah Valley University
Medical School: A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM)
Hobbies/Interests:
Reading, Hunting, Fishing, and Spending time with his wife and sons 

Why did you choose Lakeland’s Family Medicine Program:
I chose Lakeland because of the community, the attending school and other residents were very welcoming as well as the people in the community.  I spent a few years of my childhood in Michigan. I love Lake Michigan and love the outdoor activities it provides. 

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Scott Wilkins, DO

Hometown: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Undergraduate Education: Michigan State University
Medical School: Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine - Go Green!
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, hiking, being outdoors, home brewing craft beer,
wine, and cider.

Why did you choose Lakeland's Family Medicine Program:
During my rotation at Lakeland, all attendings and residents were outgoing, welcoming and friendly. Senior residents had a variety of interests for their future practice, showing my future wouldn't be limited by my education. Everyone in the program seemed happy to be here, and smiles are never hard to find. And after my shift was over, spending the remaining sunlight hours on the beach or at one of the many local breweries certainly didn't hurt!

PGY 3


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Daniel Benson II, DO

Hometown: Decatur, MI
Undergraduate Education: Southwest Michigan College (Dual Enrollment); Western Michigan University
Hobbies/Interests: Huge collection of basketball cards (over 30k different cards currently); Video Games; Active in the Church: All about my family|

Why did you choose Lakeland’s Family Medicine Program:
Rare combination of a less stress environment coupled with adequate training. Family friendly.

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Audrey Carrier, DO

Hometown: Taylor, MI
Undergraduate Education: Eastern Michigan University
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/ Interests: Reading, Music, Baking, DisneyWorld

Why did you choose Lakeland's Family Medicine Program:
I chose Lakeland for the close knit feeling of the residency and the beautiful location!

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Brian Neal, DO

Hometown: Jacksonville. Illinois
Undergraduate Education: Illinois College
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/ Interests: Hiking, travel, music

Why did you choose Lakeland's Family Medicine Program:
I wanted a program that would provide a diverse patient population and a variety of clinical experiences.

Abby

Abby Safranski, DO

Hometown: Luxemburg, WI
Undergraduate Education: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Hobbies/ Interests: Movies, reading, trying new restaurants and cheering for the Packers

Why did you choose Lakeland's Family Medicine Program:
The other residents were so friendly and fun to work with, and the attendings are great as well. And Southwestern Michigan is a great place to live.

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