Family and Community Medicine Residency Program welcomes six new doctors

August 01, 2018

The Penn State Health Family and Community Residency Program at Mount Nittany Medical Center has welcomed its fourth class of resident physicians.

The following physicians joined the residency program on July 1:

  • Paul Baresel, MD, of Suffern, New York, who completed college at the State University of New York, and graduated medical school at Robert Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont
  • Bryan Martin, MD, of Haverford, Pennsylvania, who completed college at The Honors School at Monmouth University, and graduated medical school at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Cindy Ojevwe, MD, of Castries, St. Lucia, who completed college at College of New Rochelle, and graduated medical school at State University of New York Upstate Medical University
  • Vishwas Patel, DO, of Indore, India, who completed college at University of Pittsburgh, and graduated medical school at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Middletown in New York.
  • Collin Rutherford, MD, of Tarzana, California, who completed college at California Polytechnic State University, and graduated medical school at University of Queensland
  • William Wagner, DO, of Danville, Pennsylvania, who completed college at The University of North Carolina and Penn State, and graduated medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

“It is exciting to be matching family medicine physicians who will train in our community. This year, we are also excited to welcome our first osteopathic track residents, as we continue to expand and meet the growth demands in our region,” said Dr. Joseph Wiedemer, director of the Family and Community Residency Program.

During their first year of training, family medicine residents focus on obstetrics, pediatrics, emergency medicine, general surgery, cardiology and inpatient care. The residents also train in their continuity clinic at the family medicine practice.

The second and third years include increased time in the family medicine practice as well as training in intensive care medicine and various subspecialties. Resident physicians may pursue additional educational opportunities in research, hospitalist medicine and rural care.

The Penn State Health Family and Community Medicine Residency at Mount Nittany Medical Center is a three-year family medicine training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medicine Education. The program consists of six residents in each of the three years of training, for a total of 18 resident physicians.

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Last Updated August 01, 2018