HealthONE Residents Celebrate Upcoming Graduations

In May, HealthONE held two ceremonies for graduates of its various residency programs. The first ceremony took place at the Highlands Ranch Mansion, where residents from the Internal Medicine, Osteopathic Neuromuscular Medicine (ONMM2), and Transitional Year programs celebrated, surrounded by family and friends. David Mohlman, DO, Director of Medical Education at Sky Ridge Medical Center, gave the keynote address, followed by a welcome message from Beth Hicks, MD, Associate Program Director.

Residents accepted awards that included: Intern of the Year for Rage Geringer, MD; Resident of the Year for Mitchel Brown, DO ’16; and the Excellence in Research Award presented to Paula Watts, DO. The Chief Residents for the next year were also announced: Scott Rebich, DO, and Dr. Brown. At the end of the ceremony, Justine Holck, Residency Training Coordinator, was presented with an engraved plaque from the residents with a message of appreciation for her “words of wisdom, shoulder to cry on, sense of humor, and all [her] hard work” that supported them throughout the program.

During Memorial Day weekend, the HealthONE Family Medicine Residency Program hosted a ceremony for its first graduating class of residents at the Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder. Thomas N. Told, DO, FACOFP dist., Dean of RVUCOM, gave the welcome remarks and the six residents were then introduced by Kathryn Vidlock, MD, Director of Family Medicine Residency Program, and Lisa K. Gieseke, DO, Associate Program Director for Family Medicine Residency Program. Awards were presented to residents and faculty members in recognition of their unique contributions to the programs. These included the Resident Teaching Award for Scott Cochran, DO; the Cornerstone Award for Ethan Baham, DO; and the Clinic Preceptor of the Year for Ann Trawick, DO, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine. Dr. Vidlock gave the closing remarks, followed by a slideshow of the graduates.

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