Members of the 44th Graduating Class of the Halifax Health – Family Medicine Residency Program include: (L-R) Leslie Williams, M.D.; Jason Keister, M.D.; Jennifer Kirkman, M.D.; Jonathan Harvey, M.D.; Tara Fritze, M.D.; Bich Nguyen, M.D.; Lauren Powell, M.D.; and Hannah Taft, M.D.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (August 22, 2017) – On June 24, the eight members of the 44th Graduating Class of the Halifax Health – Family Medicine Residency Program and the 20th Graduate of the Halifax Health Sports Medicine Fellowship were honored during a special Graduation Gala at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores.
The 2017 Family Medicine Residency Program graduates include: Tara Fritze, M.D.; Jonathan Harvey, M.D.; Jason Keister, M.D.; Jennifer Kirkman, M.D.; Bich Nguyen, M.D.; Lauren Powell, M.D.; Hannah Taft, M.D.; and Leslie Williams, M.D.
These physicians have completed Halifax Health’s three-year program which provides comprehensive family medicine training in inpatient and outpatient settings that allow graduates to feel confident practicing in any milieu. The program provides sequential and gradually increasing ambulatory care responsibility as well as realistic experiences required of family physicians. Clinical rotations are conducted in adult medicine, women’s health, child and adolescent care, behavioral sciences and psychiatry, and surgery.
Affiliated with both Florida State University and the University of South Florida, Halifax Health – Family Medicine Residency Program provides leading-edge clinical education while adhering to rigorous academic standards. Accredited in 1971, it is the longest operating community-based family medicine residency program in Florida, as well as one of the most honored programs in the nation. The majority of the program’s 284 graduates serve as dedicated primary care physicians providing compassionate and comprehensive care to the communities they serve, including Volusia and Flagler counties.
Allen Todd, M.D., was also honored during the gala as the 20th Graduate of the Halifax Health Sports Medicine Fellowship.
The Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at Halifax Health is a one-year position open to graduates of Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited Family Medicine Residency Programs achieving American Board of Family Medicine Certification or similar training credentials in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine or qualified Preventive Medicine Residency applicants. The Sports Medicine Fellowship has been ACGME accredited since 1997. Graduates are eligible for the American Board of Family Practice Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.
For more information on Halifax Health residency and fellowship programs, call 386.425.4167 or visit halifaxhealth.org/residency.
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, ComprehensiveStrokeCenter, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.