Eleven Class of 2021 members will enter military medicine residency

The Class of 2021 will continue the School of Osteopathic Medicine’s proud tradition of having approximately 10 graduates per year enter military residency programs.  Eleven students slated for graduation in May 2021 matched into residency programs this month where they will serve in the United States Armed Forces while caring for soldiers, veterans and their families from Fort Bragg, North Carolina to Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington.

As they celebrated this milestone, the students shared what lead each of them to pursue military medicine.

Air Force
2LT Augustus E. Floyd
Psychiatry
San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
I have always had a fascination with military history and the experience of those who have taken up arms to defend our country. The psychological toll of warfare cannot be understated, and mental health fervently impacts the choices that affect every other aspect of wellness. I believe this career path will allow me to help improve the lives of service-members and empower them in our mission to win in air, space, and cyberspace!

 2LT Hunter Gallogly
Family Medicine and Operational Medicine
Mike O’Callahan Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base, NV
“I chose military medicine because I truly believe the men and women who serve our country every day should be our first priority. Those in Uniform risk their health for this country, so I am happy and honored to be given the chance to serve those who serve.”

2LT Ashley Murphy Shaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA
“Service: It’s an honor to serve those who serve our country. 
Tradition: I will soon be the second Air Force physician in my family. 
The Air Force core values: Integrity first. Service before self. Excellence in all we do.” 

Army
2 LT Peter V. Choi
Family Medicine
National Capital Consortium, Fort Belvoir, VA
“I applied to Family Medicine at Ft. Belvoir in hopes of obtaining an excellent education and to be near family.”

2LT Adrienne Coursey
Family Medicine
Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC
“I chose Family Medicine because I want to be able to provide front-line, full-spectrum primary care and to serve others with a focus on compassion, solidarity, holism, and developing relationships. I have a passion for working directly with Soldiers and know continuing my medical education at Fort Bragg will allow me the opportunity to pursue a career in supporting military operations and to grow as an osteopathic physician in the military community.”

2LT Rosina Darden
Psychiatry
Walter Reed Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
“I chose to be an army physician so I could serve and give back to the country that has afforded me so many opportunities.  I am honored to be joining the Psychiatry program at Walter Reed and look forward to working with the men and women serving our country.”

2LT Anthony Lucido
Pediatrics
Walter Reed Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
“Pediatrics has always been my specialty of choice since beginning medical school. I enjoy working with the patient population and feel the biggest impact on health is made in the earliest years of life. I have always felt a desire to serve a country which blessed me with so much. All my brothers and I are in the Army in one fashion or another, so it was only natural to continue the tradition.”  

2 LT R. Logan Phillips
Internal Medicine
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA
I chose military medicine because I have always valued giving back, both to my country and to its people. Serving in the military has always been a goal of mine, so serving the military as a physician has been a great opportunity for me to be able to combine the two ways to serve.”

Navy
Jon McGill, ENS MC USNR
Emergency Medicine
Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA
I am very excited to get the opportunity to start my career in the Navy in my top choice program and specialty.  I have always had a desire to serve my country.  Upon learning about the ability to do so while pursuing a career in medicine, I did not hesitate to sign up.  The Navy particularly holds a special place in my heart as my father was also a Physician in the Navy Medical Corp.  I am proud to be able to follow in his footsteps with all he has provided me.  Emergency Medicine has been my passion since beginning my journey into medicine.  First as and EMT and next as an Emergency Room Technician, I am extremely excited to continue my career in a field I love and enjoy.”

ENS, Joseph McNamara
Transitional Residency
Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA
Inspired by a long line of Naval officers in the family, military medicine immaculately pairs my own passion of serving others through medicine with this rich tradition – offering a chance to help those who may sacrifice everything for our country.”

ENS John Petersen
Internal Medicine
Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA
“I really look forward to being at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth again after I had an away rotation there. I chose medical training in the Navy because of the unique experiences and training.  The patients and the people you get to work with are great.” 

Class of 2019 Alumnae, Air Force Captain Julia Timm Intili, an internal medicine resident at Brooke Army Medical Center, shared her pride in having more Campbell graduates heading into military medicine.

Captains Kyle Blasser (’18) and Julia Timm Intili (’19)

“I’m proud we have so many Class of 2022 Camels heading to train in our military hospitals!”

“I love training at a military hospital.  We were able to participate in Operation Warp Speed and were among the first to get the COVID vaccine. We get patients from war zones and deployments overseas, as well as World War II veterans with no shortage of war stories.”

“It is a privilege to serve these heroes, and I am well prepared thanks to my education at CUSOM. I always appreciated CUSOM’s respect for the military, especially given its close proximity to Fort Bragg and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.”