Billings Clinic recently announced 12 Internal Medicine Residency spots were filled through the National Resident Matching Program.

The NRMP Match uses a computerized mathematical algorithm to align the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency program directors in order to fill available training positions.

The 12 resident physicians will begin in July and will see patients as part of the internal medicine health care team. Each of the physicians have completed medical school and join the residency to receive training as internists. Eight of these new doctors will be first-year internal medicine residents and will be enrolled in the program for three years. Four of the residents will spend one year at Billings Clinic and then move on to other institutions to finish training in their chosen specialties of anesthesiology, dermatology and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

This is the sixth class for the Internal Medicine Residency. Several of the incoming residents have ties to Montana and the surrounding region.

The FY2019 Internal Medicine Resident physicians are:

Categorical Internal Medicine:

  • Kendell Coburn, DO, A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Jafary Fafara, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School,
  • William Greene, DO, Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Seth Heikkila, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Barbara McMullan, MD, Vanderbilt University
  • Dillon Noland, DO, A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nicole Philips, MB, BS, University of Limerick Medical School
  • Elizabeth "Ellie" Ann Schiedermayer, MD, University of Washington-Montana WWAMI

Preliminary Internal Medicine:

  • Emilie Jacobsen, MD, University of Washington-Montana WWAMI, Dermatology-University of California, Los Angeles
  • Stephen Luebbert, MD, University of Missouri–Columbia, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation–University of Missouri–Columbia
  • Jame "Keith" Parker, MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dermatology-University of Missouri-Columbia
  • David Wilson, MD, University of Washington-Wyoming WWAMI, Anesthesia-Virginia Mason Medical Center

Billings Clinic established Montana’s first Internal Medicine Residency program in 2014. The three-year program combines education and research with practical clinical and hospital experience among a complex patient population. The residency program is designed to train internists to care for complex medically ill patients in rural environments.

The program seeks to increase the number of primary care physicians that provide care for patients in rural locations.

For more information, go to billingsclinic.com.

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