Public Relations Specialist
LANCASTER, Ohio (JULY 17, 2012) – Fairfield Medical Center recently began a new academic year for its medical residents. With the addition of a new internal medicine residency program, FMC now houses 18 residents–six internal medicine residents and 12 family medicine residents.
The residents have graduated from medical schools throughout the United States. They originate or have lived in Lancaster and other parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, Rhode Island, California, Iowa, Utah, Washington, Germany, Jordan, Romania, Syria, Iran and China.
“I chose Fairfield Medical Center because of the diversity it offers and the depth and scope of medicine I will be exposed to, which will help me in becoming an outstanding physician,” said Ovidiu Ghita, D.O., internal medicine resident.
Back row from left: Residents Ovidiu Ghita, D.O., Nicole Sabatina, D.O., Nader Javan, D.O., Amanda Slater, D.O., and Jeremy Wachenschwanz, D.O.
Front row from left: Residents Janet Arribas, D.O., Peggy Wang, D.O., Dora Gonzales, D.O., and Majida Geancola, D.O.
Currently undergoing orientation to all facets of clinical life at FMC, the residents have started using the new Emery and Evelyn Williams Graduate Medical Education Resource Center. The new center, which opened June 20, provides classrooms and support facilities for both of FMC’s residency programs.
The resource center specifically offers a dedicated area for residents to train, including lecture and study facilities; sophisticated audio, visual and videoconference technology; osteopathic manipulative therapy; and other hands-on learning directed by FMC physician instructors.
“I’m excited about a refreshing program geared at a true investment in the growth of each resident,” said Janet Arribas, D.O., family medicine resident
Troy Edwards, D.O., F.A.C.O.I., is the program director for the internal medicine residency program, which consists of first-year residents Ovidiu Ghita, D.O. (Lancaster); Majida Giancola, D.O. (Pickerington); Talal Sabbagh, D.O. (residence to be determined); Amanda Slater, D.O. (Lancaster); and Jeremy Wachenschwanz, D.O. (Lancaster). It also includes second-year resident Peng Wang, D.O. (Grandview Heights).
Troy Hampton, D.O., is the program director for the family medicine program, which consists of Chief Resident Jessica Conn, D.O. (Canal Winchester) and other third-year residents Carla Cork, D.O. (Lancaster); Candice Martin, D.O. (Pickerington); and Jeff Storrs, D.O. (Lancaster). Second-year residents include Paul Jentes, D.O. (Lancaster); Lisa Karres, D.O. (Canal Winchester); Brady Martin, D.O. (Lancaster); and Margaret (Peggy) Wang, D.O. (Lancaster). First-year residents consist of Dora Gonzales, D.O. (Lancaster); Nader Javan, D.O. (Columbus); Nicole Sabatina, D.O. (Lancaster); and Janet Arribas, D.O. (Lancaster).
Both programs are co-sponsored by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education.
Please welcome our new residents at Fairfield Medical Center. For questions or more information, please contact Janice Brenstuhl, supervisor of Graduate Medical Education, at (740) 687-8924.
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