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Brian Berg, DO
Brian Berg, DO

Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Medical School: Des Moines University
Undergraduate School: Iowa State University

Why Kent Hospital

The easy answer to this question is the people. From my very first shift during my fourth-year rotation, I felt welcomed and respected by everybody I met. The staff and residents all take their work seriously, but know how to have a good time while working which made the shifts very enjoyable. I also like the one attending and one resident per care team system.

Another aspect that drew me to Kent were the out rotations. While some may see these as a negative, I think the opportunity to work with different patient populations and in different hospitals will be very beneficial to my training.

Lastly, Rhode Island itself drew me in very quickly, I rotated at Kent in August and got to experience everything summer in New England has to offer. From the free concerts in Providence to the miles of bike trails leading to the ocean, I did not find one thing I didn’t like. I am very excited to spend the next four years learning to become a very capable EM physician at Kent and being able to explore my new surroundings during my free time.

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy anything that gets me outside. Rock climbing, road and mountain biking, skiing, camping, scuba diving...pretty much everything that you cannot do in central Iowa. I also love to travel which allows me to indulge in a lot of these activities both in the US and around the world. I was able to spend the last two months of medical school in Uganda and have also spent time in Thailand, Ecuador, and Peru. When life doesn’t call for an adventure, I love exploring the local restaurant scene and going to movies and shows with my girlfriend. But I am also completely content in setting up my hammock and reading a good book all day.

Hailey Bossio
Hailey Bossio, MD

Hometown: Lonsdale, Canada
Medical School: Ben Gurion University Medical School for International Health, Israel
Undergraduate School: McGill University

Why Kent Hospital

I rotated at Kent Hospital as a 4th year medical student and immediately felt welcomed by the entire staff. The residents, attendings, and other staff members were very knowledgeable and were genuinely happy to be in the department. I could tell that the program was very invested in the training and well-being of their residents. In moving to the United States, it was very important for me to find a community and a place I could call home. I am confident that place will be Kent Hospital for at least the next four years! I also can’t wait to explore what Rhode Island has to offer and to experience snow again after living in the desert these past few years!

Hobbies and Interests

I like to play and watch basketball (although I guess I will have to change my NCAA team to URI or Providence) and I enjoy doing different outdoor activities (running, biking, hiking, cross-country skiing). Coming from a big Italian family, I love cooking and really anything that involves food.

Christian Bustamonte, DO
Christian Bustamante, DO

Hometown: Vero Beach, FL
Medical School: San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Florida Atlantic University

Why Kent Hospital

Choosing Kent Hospital for my emergency medicine training was an easy decision to make after completing an audition rotation there. I was very impressed with the caliber of residents and attending’s I worked with during my shifts. I felt that everyone in the emergency department was very knowledgeable and eager to teach. The attending’s and residents were very kind and approachable which made for a very comfortable learning environment. Furthermore, I experienced a strong connection with everyone in the ED and really enjoyed the comradery amongst the students, residents, and attending’s. Overall, I felt that Kent was a phenomenal fit for me and that the training I received there would make me a very competent ER physician.

Hobbies and Interests

I am a very active person and get a lot of pleasure from all types of outdoor activities. I particularly enjoy the beach, running, hiking, and camping. While serving in the Navy I developed a strong passion for traveling and experiencing new cultures. I carried on that passion through college and medical school and now travel to a different country every opportunity that becomes available. With traveling comes all the food you can imagine. I love tasting food from all over the world. I have a particular interest in Asian cuisine, although nothing compares to food from my country, Peru. But, by far, one of my favorite pastimes has always been just relaxing with friends and family over some good craft beer.

Jesse Dalton, DO
Jesse Dalton, CO

Hometown: Huntington Beach, California
Medical School: Des Moines University- College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of California, Santa Barbara

Why Kent Hospital

did an audition rotation at Kent during my 4th year of medical school and knew immediately that it was the place for me. Every resident and faculty member welcomed me as a part of the team and allowed me to take part in making decisions for the patients we took care of. I enjoyed seeing the variety of patients and complexity of cases that the department drew in. Every shift that I worked I knew Kent Hospital was the place that felt like home and would provide the best possible training to become a compassionate and knowledgeable Emergency Physician.

Hobbies and Interests

Playing soccer, running races, reading Michael Crichton books, and trying new local breweries.

Wesley Durgin, MD
Wesley Durgin, MD

Hometown: Dallas, Georgia
Medical School: The Medical College of Georgia, AU/UGA Medical partnership campus in Athens, Ga
Undergraduate School: Covenant College

Why Kent Hospital

Kent stood out to me for a few reasons. One, I felt like the residents and faculty I met were all people I clicked well with. Two, the residents and their families were happy to be there. At the pre-interview dinner and the interview day everyone was very outspoken about the many things they liked, and the few they didn’t. It was obvious that Kent takes good care of their residents. Three, I was attracted by the Kent has 4th years take on teaching shifts, and many of our graduates go on to teach at academic programs. Overall, I found a supportive, collegial program that prepares residents not only to practice, but to teach!

Hobbies and Interests

Hiking, bouldering, and Eno-ing outside are some of my favorite warm-weather activities. I also like to play Raquetball, Basketball, and Volleyball. The only sport you’ll ever find me watching is Football, Go Dawgs!

Adam Matson, MD
Adam Matson, MD

Trenton Mueller, DO
Trenton Mueller, DO

Hometown: Draper, UT
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: Brigham Young University

Why Kent Hospital

Kent stood out to me for many reasons, the most significant of which being the culture I experienced when I was a rotating student. The culture is one of teamwork, hard work, high quality patient care, respect for patients, respect between residents and the faculty, and fun. The residents here work hard and strive for excellence, and yet are happy and fun to be around. The environment is the perfect mix of an academic education and a community hospital without the drama and politics of an academic center.

Another selling point for me was the faculty. I wanted attending physicians that I could look up to and learn from and who wanted to teach and be with the residents. I felt that the attending physicians at Kent did this better than most. They are competent, approachable, and always looking for opportunities to teach and mentor.

Apart from the hospital environment, Rhode Island itself was a huge plus for me. After growing up in the West, living by the ocean in the Northeast seemed like a great adventure and opportunity to try someplace new. The ocean offers endless outdoor recreational opportunities and the history of the New England area is fascinating.

Hobbies and Interests

Being from Utah, I grew up in the mountains skiing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, and riding motorcycles. While in Rhode Island I hope to pick up free diving, spearfishing, surfing, deep-sea fishing, and sailing. My wife and I have two energetic and adventure-loving boys who keep us very busy, and we love doing whatever puts smiles on their faces.

Kyle Santee, DO
Kyle Santee, DO

Hometown: Totowa, NJ
Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine_
Undergraduate School: University of Scranton

Why Kent Hospital

Although I did not have the opportunity to rotate at Kent, I was extremely impressed with the faculty and residents I met during my interview day. The comradery between everyone was very apparent and I felt like I fit in well with the relaxed, family like atmosphere. Everyone was very passionate about the quality of education and training at Kent, and I knew that this was where I wanted to continue my medical career.

Hobbies and Interests

Going to the gym, barbequing, trying new restaurants, traveling, hiking with my Husky, watching New York Giants football.