Five medical students from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine will complete clinical rotations with local physicians in West Central Ohio this winter as part of the Wright Rural Health Initiative (WRHI).
The initiative strives to bolster the health care workforce in rural areas, particularly in West Central Ohio. WRHI works in collaboration with the Wright State University Lake Campus in Celina on Grand Lake St. Marys. The initiative provides medical students from the Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, with opportunities to complete clinical experiences in West Central Ohio.
Brett Fields of Cincinnati will begin a clinical rotation in family medicine with Dawn McNaughton, M.D., of Grand Lake Health System. Fields is a third-year medical student. He earned his bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Cincinnati.
Tyrel Fisher of Pleasant Hill, Ohio, will begin a clinical rotation in surgery at St. Marys Surgical Associates and Grand Lake Health System with Robert Keighley, D.O., and K. Lance Bryant, D.O. Fisher is a third-year medical student. He earned his bachelor’s degree in emergency medicine from the University of Pittsburgh.
Danny Keltner of Germantown, Ohio, will begin a clinical rotation at Grand Lake Health System in pediatrics with Efren Aganon, M.D., and Thomas Zegarski, M.D. Keltner is a third-year medical student. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Wright State University.
Jessica Uhler of West Harrison, Indiana, will begin a clinical rotation at Grand Lake Health System in women’s health with Polly Train, M.D., and Mohamed El Nemr, M.D. Uhler is a third-year medical student. She earned her bachelor’s degree in genetics from Purdue University.
Jeroson Williams of Atlanta will begin a clinical rotation in family medicine with Philip Masser, M.D., of Mercer Health. Williams is a third-year medical student. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Morehouse College.
Grand Lake Health System, Mercer Health and St. Marys Surgical Associates are active and valued supporters of the Wright Rural Health Initiative, which strives to increase the number of health care providers choosing to practice in rural areas, particularly in West Central Ohio. For more information about the initiative, contact Lori Martensen at 419-586-0318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is a community-based medical school in Dayton, Ohio. The medical school educates the next generation of physicians by providing medical education for more than 459 medical students and 458 residents and fellows in 13 specialty areas and 10 subspecialties. Its research enterprise encompasses centers in the basic sciences, epidemiology, public health and community outreach programs. More than 1,500 of the medical school’s 3,328 alumni remain in medical practice in Ohio.