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Memorial Hospital Announces New Family Medicine Residents

On Friday, March 19, Memorial Hospital learned who their inaugural class of Family Medicine Residents are—an announcement that happens each March and is always an exciting day. The talented and enthusiastic residents will begin practicing with Memorial on July 1 and will be with us for three years until they complete their residency training. This class of 10 residents will be the future physician leaders of tomorrow. The residents will be in the hospital and local clinics throughout the Gulfport and surrounding areas.

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport welcomes:

Piu Dey, MD (Virginia) – Ross University School of Medicine
Stanley Dziaba, DO (Indiana) – William Carey University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Nazli Goktepe, DO (Texas) – William Carey University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Gurwinder Kaur, MD (New York) – Ross University School of Medicine
Arjun Meiyappan, MBBS (Canada) – Medical University of Lublin
Surbhibahen Modi, MBBS (Illinois) – Government Medical College
Aneri Patel, MBBS (Texas) – B.J. Medical College
Shazzanne Pennant, MD (Washington, DC) – Howard University School of Medicine
Carmenza Valderama, MD (Texas) – Ross University School of Medicine
Thinn Zaw, MD (California) – St. George’s University School of Medicine

Prior to the formal Match, residents apply to residency programs across the country through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). They interview at multiple residency programs for months during their 4th year of medical school. In March, programs rank their candidates and candidates rank their program preferences. Both rank order lists are submitted to the NRMP and residents are matched with their residency programs. While not all candidates receive a residency slot, those who do, find out where they are going on Friday of Match week.


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