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Suburban Community Hospital’s Residency Graduation

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Suburban Community Hospital’s Residency Graduation

Suburban Community Hospital’s Residency Graduation

Nine graduates to begin careers after completing three-year medical residency

East Norriton, PA-- (06/20/2021) – On June 16, Suburban Community Hospital’s Residency Program celebrated its 2020-2021 resident physicians graduates in a ceremony and reception at the Bluestone County Club, in Blue Bell, PA. A total of nine resident physicians graduated this year after three years of training at Suburban Community Hospital and its physician practices.

Members of the Class of 2021 include:

Internal Medicine:

Kristin Tomko, DO., Hospitalist, Riddle Hospital/Main Line Health, Media, PA.

Priscilla Chow, DO., Hospitalist, Lankenau Medical Center/Main Line Health, Wynnewood, PA.

Taras Tysapa, MD., Hospitalist, Penn State Health Medical Center, Hershey, PA.

Kelsey Gadomski, DO., Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Jamie Hur, DO., Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

Residents who are continuing their training are:

Joji Joseph, MD., St. Clare's Medical Center, Denville, NJ, Internal Medicine Program PGY2

Swathi Nimmala, MD., Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, RI, Internal Medicine Program PGY2

Haroon Chaudhry, MD., Suburban Community Hospital, East Norriton, PA, Internal Medicine program PGY1

Eldia Delia, MD., Suburban Community Hospital, East Norriton, PA, Internal Medicine program PGY1

Mary Young, DO., UHSH-Wilson Medical Center, Wilson, NC, Neurocritical Care Residency

Yang Song, DO., Surgery program, New York, NY.

Some of the program’s residents and attending physicians were also recognized with special awards during the program. The awards were given as follows:

Resident of the Year Award, Priscilla Chow, DO.

Teaching Resident of the Year Award, Priscilla Chow, DO.

Intern of the Year Award, Joji Joseph, MD.

ER Intern of the Year Award, Haroon Chaudhry, MD.

Teaching Faculty of the Year Award, Mathew Mathew, MD.

Residency is a stage of graduate medical training. Residents hold a medical degree and practice medicine under the indirect supervision of an attending physician, and successful completion of a residency program is a requirement to obtaining a medical license.

“Residency graduation is such a momentous occasion,” said Teresa D. Robinson, MSEd, administrative director and designated institutional official over Lower Bucks Hospital and Suburban Community Hospitals Residency Programs. “Today is of course a celebration of your hard work and commitment to your patients and the community. But, it’s also a great reminder of how by working together, we can truly change people’s lives.”

The residency program offers a learning environment across several settings, including hospital, ambulatory, emergency, and various specialty rotations. The rotations include training with community physicians specializing in pediatrics, behavioral health, wound care, podiatry, cardiology, geriatrics, dermatology, gynecology, obstetrics, general surgery, orthopedics, nephrology, urology, and pulmonology.

“This truly is an outstanding class of graduates, who continued to provide our patients with great care, as we overcame the significant challenges presented by the pandemic,” said Mathew Mathew, M.D., chief medical officer, Suburban Community Hospital. “No doubt they will continue their excellence as they progress in their careers, whether in practice or continuing their training in fellowship programs elsewhere.”

Medical residency training is required to practice as a physician in the U.S. and begins after graduation from medical school.

Dr. Mathews added, “It is a luxury to have so many dedicated educators on staff providing their expertise and experience, collaboratively, to new generations of exceptional physicians. Congratulations to all the graduates.”

Robinson added, “We are achieving our vision. These 9 students have already contributed to the communities they serve, and their careers bring so much promise into our future. This is a proud day.”

Each year, residents seek a graduate medical education program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education; and after completion of a qualifying residency program, physicians are eligible to take an exam to become board-certified in the program specialty.

During this time, hundreds of applications are reviewed by the Residency staff for the limited number of spots. After interviews are conducted, both the Residency and applicant submit their ranking of preference (Resident to Residency) to The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Program. The ACGME computerized mathematical algorithm matches applicants’ preferences with program directors for training positions available at teaching hospitals nationwide across the country. The matches are announced on Match Day – the third Friday in March.

The Suburban Community Hospitals Residency program is comprised of Osteopathic, Allopathic, Surgical and Podiatric physicians. Throughout the years, the hospital has been involved in training residents from universities in the Philadelphia region. On the educational side, residents benefit from exposure to a large, diverse patient population with a wide spectrum of disease states and clinical-social scenarios in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

To learn more about Suburban Community Hospitals Residency Program visit https://www.suburbanhosp.org/our-services/residency-program/

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About Suburban Community Hospital - Suburban Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care hospital, and a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. For over 65 years, Suburban Community Hospital has been delivering quality healthcare to Montgomery County and the surrounding region. Suburban Community Hospital, originally named Riverview Hospital, opened in 1944. Chartered at 740 Sandy Street in Norristown, PA, Riverview Osteopathic Hospital would provide medical and surgical services to the sick, afflicted and injured, and would educate persons in the care and nursing. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Suburban Community Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit www.primehealthcare.com