Ten future physicians from the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (NYITCOM) Class of 2024 have matched into U.S. military residencies.
Upon completing medical school, physicians must complete a residency training program, obtain a medical license to practice in the United States, and become board-certified in a specialty. Primary care physicians will work in their medical residency for three to five years, with other specialties requiring additional years. While the “civilian” match will take place on March 15, medical students who have committed to military service learned of their residency matches in December.
While enlisted, military physicians deliver healthcare services to military personnel and their families and work in a variety of settings, like hospital ships and international medical centers, among others. Their daily responsibilities include treating patients, diagnosing illnesses, and prescribing medicine, as well as participating in international relief and humanitarian efforts, where they care for victims of natural disasters and other events requiring medical stability assistance.
U.S. Army matches include:
- Ian James Butterbrodt (NYITCOM-Long Island), who will complete an internal medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash.
- Brad Carley (NYITCOM-Arkansas), who will complete an anesthesiology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
- Chloe Chai (NYITCOM-Long Island), who will complete a general surgery residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Eisenhower, Ga.
- Rana Lamisa (NYITCOM-Long Island), who will complete an emergency medicine residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
- Charles Wood (NYITCOM-Arkansas), who will complete a diagnostic radiology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
U.S. Air Force matches include:
- Nicole R. Batt (NYITCOM-Long Island), who will complete an anesthesiology residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
- Jeffrey Ng (NYITCOM-Long Island), who will complete an emergency medicine residency at Wright-Patterson Medical Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
U.S. Navy matches include:
- Jacqueline Victoria Bridges (NYITCOM-Long Island), who will complete a pediatrics residency at Naval Medical Center in San Diego, Calif.
- Mariama Furman (NYITCOM-Long Island), who will complete a pediatrics residency at Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va.
- Kaitlyn Stasiewicz (NYITCOM-Arkansas), who will complete a psychiatry residency at Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va.
The future physicians will take the military oath of office at NYITCOM’s 2024 hooding ceremonies this spring. From there, they will begin their graduate medical education (GME) in conjunction with service to their country.
Licensed physicians entering the armed forces typically begin their rank as captain or major in the Army and Air Force and as lieutenant or lieutenant commander in the Navy, though ranks may vary based on education, training, and experience. Military physicians undergo officer training that may last from two to 14 weeks based on the branch in which they serve, with most military physicians enlisting for a minimum of three years.