The family medicine residency at Marshall is a springboard into a variety of professional paths. Our graduates have numerous career choices, some of them including academic medicine, private practice or fellowship training. Marshall Family Medicine residents receive a comprehensive education that ensures they are prepared to practice medicine in diverse settings based on their own interests.
Lee VanHorn, MD
2017 Program Graduate
"I came to the Marshall Family Medicine Residency program after finishing medical school at Marshall. Family med was the natural choice for me as I had a never ending list of interests in medicine ranging from geriatrics and palliative care to wilderness medicine. After residency, I went to work in the Emergency Department at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
My favorite rotations in residency were our departments inpatient service along with the one month rotations in the medical ICU and with the trauma service. Those months were certainly some of the most demanding times in residency but also made me realize how well I had been trained to keep patients with severe illness alive.
I have been working in the Emergency Room since finishing residency but will be moving at the end of this year to Lewisburg, West Virginia, to join a private practice where I will be doing a combination of inpatient medicine and nursing home care."
Brandon Flores, MD
2020 Program Graduate
"Marshall's family medicine residency is a great training program, and I cannot think of a better place to learn the full spectrum of family medicine. Residency can be isolating from those outside the medical community. At Marshall, faculty along with my fellow residents and colleagues were always supportive and encouraging. There was always the sense of being a part of a team and the importance of a work-life balance. The training I received made me a well-rounded family physician, which provided me with a number of career paths to pursue after residency. I would not change the teaching and lessons I learned while at Marshall for anything.
Currently, I am completing a Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Stanford University, with plans to practice sleep medicine following fellowship."
Kaitlin McGrogan, MD
2018 Program Graduate
"I have nothing but fond memories of my three years of residency at Marshall. Residency was the first time I ever lived outside of my home state of Pennsylvania, but because of my co-residents and faculty members I felt constantly supported and made lifelong friends along the way. The education I received was excellent, but one valuable characteristic of this program is the flexibility. I knew early on I wanted to pursue an obstetrics fellowship and that having prior OB experience would make me a more competitive candidate. Marshall worked with me to tailor my electives throughout my second and third years of residency, which led to multiple fellowship offers. During fellowship I was able to use my training when I acted as the attending physician on the medicine service and as a preceptor in the outpatient clinic.
I am currently working as a FP-OB and faculty member for the Tallahassee Memorial Family Practice Residency Program."
Syeda J. Mansur, MD
2019 Program Graduate
"My commitment to serve those who live under the poverty level began as a National Health Service Corps full scholarship recipient in Medical school. Hence, my decision to choose Marshall University Family Medicine (MUFM) as my residency program came naturally. MUFM is situated in the tristate area and caters to the rural population of not only West Virginia but also Kentucky and Ohio. The program trained me to meet the challenges of practicing medicine to the broad population base where almost 18 percent of the residents live under the poverty level. Given the scarcity of specialists in the surrounding area, I had the opportunity to handle one of the most demanding inpatient hospital service in terms of acuity and independent autonomy for residents. MUFM also trained me in outpatient visits and procedures that exceed the requirements of ACGME. Thus it prepared me to treat the underserved regardless of geographic location and available resources.
I am currently working as a primary care physician at Unity Healthcare System. It is one of the largest community based non profit organizations in Washington, DC that includes 11 clinics and 11 homeless shelters. In addition, I work as faculty member for The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences while I continue to provide free health care to women and children living in the impoverished areas of Bangladesh through my non profit organization called HatchHope Yawarith Foundation."