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Family medicine residents start work in Billings

Family medicine residents start work in Billings

RiverStone Health has added the Montana Family Medicine Residency class of 2024 to its clinic medical staff. The residents are licensed physicians who recently graduated from medical school. They will work for the next three years with MFMR faculty at RiverStone Health, Billings Clinic, St. Vincent Healthcare and other Montana health care organizations.

The Montana Family Medicine Residency is Montana’s longest-running graduate medical education residency. Among all graduates over more than 20 years, 60% still practice in Montana. The class of 2024 includes:

Brooke Fettig, M.D. who graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks. She grew up in New Town, N.D., a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. She is interested in working in rural, underserved communities.

Marina Hansen, M.D., graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. After growing up in a farming family in Glasgow, Hansen earned a degree in cell biology and neuroscience at Montana State University in Bozeman. She is part of the Montana WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) class. 

Alex Hetrick, D.O., graduated from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Utah. After growing up on a horse farm Alabama, he earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Alabama. Hetrick has participated in global medicine outreach and wilderness medicine training. 

Jalyn Huft, M.D., graduated from the University of  Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, in the WWAMI program. She grew up in Plevna and earned her undergraduate degree at Rocky Mountain College in Billings.

 Jameson Laub, D.O., graduated from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences School of Osteopathic Medicine, Arizona. A native of Meadville, Penn., He graduated from The College of Wooster in Ohio.  His interests include addiction medicine, chronic pain management and practicing osteopathic manual therapies.

Travis Loy, M.D., graduated from Ross University School of Medicine, Barbados. Originally from South Florida, Loy has been visiting central Montana since he was a boy. His passions are service, mentorship and community outreach.

Daniel Pak, M.D., graduated from the University of  Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. Born and raised in Washington state, Pak attended Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. During college and medical school, he worked with the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University in public health research. He completed cancer research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. 

Adam Putnam, D.O., graduated from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Adam earned his degree at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. He has a deep connection to serving rural and underserved populations and looks forward to the MFMR wilderness medicine track.

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