Med School Class of 2022 celebrates six entering military residency in July

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Six members of the Class of 2022 announced they will continue their medical training in the military.  The military residency match process occurs in December, and fourth year medical students who are part of the Health Professions Scholars Program (HPSP) learn where they will enter residency in July.  

These soon to be Campbell graduates share where they will complete their medical training while serving in the United States Air Force, Army or Navy and why they chose military medicine where they will care for soldiers, veterans and their families


2LT Matt Michienzi
Pediatrics – San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas

Why military medicine? Since high school, I knew I wanted to serve my country in some capacity. I was commissioned out of Army ROTC from Niagara University and was fortunate enough to be able to pursue a career in military medicine. Being able to help and serve not only our country but the men and women serving alongside me, especially their children, seemed like a dream come true.  After residency, I plan on pursuing a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care. 

2LT Russell Doria
Family Medicine – Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI

Why military medicine?  I come from a family of Filipino immigrants who raised me to be grateful for the opportunities this country gave us, and they also taught me to find a calling that helps other people.  The US Army provides both an opportunity to pursue my calling to help others and a way to show my gratitude for the opportunities this country has given me and my family.

2LT Steven Nguyen
Emergency Medicine – Augusta University Medical Center Emergency Department, Augusta, GA

Why military medicine? The ability to receive training and education from facilities that are state of the art and innovative. The benefit of treating patients and meeting countless new faces is priceless. 



2LT Melanie Thomas
Internal Medicine – Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Liberty, Fayetteville, NC

Why military medicine? I chose military medicine for the opportunity it provides to both give back to the country that has provided me with so many opportunities and to care for the service members and their families who have sacrificed so much for this country.  I specifically chose to pursue military medicine through the Army for the unique experiences and training it will provide me throughout my career as well as to fulfill a lifelong goal of service that was inspired by a close family friend who also served in the Army.  

2LT Kiara Yeatman
Pediatric Medicine – Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI

Why military medicine? Military pediatrics offers an incredible opportunity to care for the children and families of the brave men and women who serve our country.  I look forward to a military medicine career that emphasizes service and leadership while having a unique global impact.

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ENS Jacob Leroy Gilbertson
Anesthesiology – Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA

Why military medicine?  Both of my grandfathers were in the military for over 20 years, and, because of this, I indirectly learned about the benefits of what the military can offer a person. As my understanding of what I was undertaking matured, I began to better comprehend what it was that I signed up for. I have the incredible honor and privilege to care for and serve the men and women in the United States military. I do not forget that men and women have died and made massive sacrifices to maintain my freedom and my ability to pursue whatever dream I may have. These individuals have laid a foundation of safety for my family that is evident each day that passes. These are not things I take lightly, and I feel a strong desire to give back to this unique patient population. I am proud to serve in the United States Navy. Don’t complain about student loans. Join the military. Hooyah. 

Since 2017, Campbell Medicine has had forty-six HPSP graduates promoted during Graduation Week’s Military Promotion Ceremony and enter a military medicine residency.  Campbell is proud to have these six continue the legacy.