McLeod Health Welcomes New Family Medicine Residents
The McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program welcomed 19 new Residents to its program on June 19th. The new Residents for the Class of 2026 include Dr. Alex Ash, Dr. Miguel Caldera, Dr. Les Herbst, Dr. Prakshal Jain, Dr. Amanda Jimenez, Dr. Sarah Kaiser, Dr. Jonathan Lubeck, Dr. Charity Miles, and Dr. Joice Muckom. Dr. Miranda Hannah has joined the program as a second-year resident. Joining the McLeod Rural Residency program in Cheraw are Dr. Kevin Duque-Diaz, Dr. Agostina Liotta, Dr. Noirita Saha, and Dr. Alicia Sikora. New Residents joining the Rural Residency program in Clarendon are Dr. Siddharth Jain, Dr. Madison Packer, Dr. Joshua Perry and Dr. Taylor Whetstone. Dr. Kabwe Chilupe has joined the Clarendon program as a second-year resident.
The McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program is designed to train physicians in an effort to increase the availability of family medicine physicians for patients in the 18-county region McLeod Health serves. After graduating from medical school, physicians who join McLeod for their residency receive a rigorous three years of training to prepare for their own future practice. Since its inception in 1980, there have been 283 graduates of the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program and five graduates from the McLeod Family Medicine Rural Residency Programs. From the two programs, 60 percent of the physicians have stayed in South Carolina and the McLeod Health service area of Northeastern South Carolina and Southeastern North Carolina.
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